The Secrets of Lizzie Borden

The Secrets of Lizzie Borden

Paperback - 2016
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Lizzie Borden should be one of the most fortunate young women in Fall River, Massachusetts. Her wealthy father could easily afford to provide his daughters with fashionable clothes, travel, and a rich, cultured life. Instead, haunted by the ghost of childhood poverty, he forces Lizzie and her sister, Emma, to live frugally, denying them the simplest modern conveniences. Suitors and socializing are discouraged, as her father views all gentleman callers as fortune hunters. Lonely and deeply unhappy, Lizzie stifles her frustration, dreaming of the freedom that will come with her eventual inheritance. But soon, even that chance of future independence seems about to be ripped away. And on a stifling August day in 1892, Lizzie's long-simmering anger finally explodes. -- Cover.
Published: New York, NY :, Kensington Publishing Corp,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780758288912
Branch Call Number: F PUR
Characteristics: 305 pages ;,21 cm


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Aug 18, 2016

I wanted to like it - I really did. But Lizzie was portrayed as childish throughout most of the story. I didn't enjoy the topic of menstrual blood, or sexual content.
It really had nothing to do with the story of Lizzie Borden and what she did.
After the climax of the story, when the murders take place, there were over 100 pages to slog through before I finally closed the book.


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