Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Ride for Rights by Tara Chevrestt

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for a review. This in no way affected my opinions.

Set in 1916, a very enjoyable book about two sisters who set out to accomplish something bigger than themselves. Angeline and Adelaide have something to prove, not just for them, but for all women. They are determined to ride motorbikes from one side of the United States to the other. Unaccompanied. They want to prove that women can be motorcycle dispatchers and that they deserve the right to vote.

Ride for Rights is a very 'girl power' type of book, and that makes it right up my alley. I loved how passionate and determined the sisters were to accomplish this feat of riding their motorbikes from New York to San Francisco, completely unaware that they were becoming somewhat celebrities.

Along the way, Angeline and Adelaide get into some scrapes and come across some interesting characters, some friendly, some not so much. And boy, there were some not so friendly folks that I wanted to punch in the face. Violence aside, the sisters somehow managed to get up and over the hurdles they met, and went onward to their next destination.

I read this in a day, but I didn't intend to. Once I hit about the halfway point, I couldn't stop reading, no matter how much other books were calling my name.


Marg said...

I was intending to read this book this week but my last read went very slowly. Will try to fit it into the weekend!

Audra said...

Like I gushed on GoodReads, I'm totally smitten by the cover! I'm glad the story is as appealing!