Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Blueridge Beauty Book Review: Dear Abigail

The moment I picked up  "Dear Abigail" from my college library I couldn't  put this book down. "Dear Abigail" by Diane Jacobs details the accounts of Abigail Adams (Smith), wife of President John Adams, and her sisters through letters and journal about their remarkable lives during the Revolutionary War and the Birth of the United States.  As  a reader, you feel like part of this sisterhood of struggles and survival, doubts and dreams, and ideas that where ahead of most women in the 1770s.  Abigail, Mary, Elizabeth shared their ideas and opinion concerning The Great Awakening, The Enlightenment, women's rights, salvary, marraige and motherhood, and so much more!  "Dear Abigail" gives a different perspective how these women helped shaped the course of our American History and various social/political policies!

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Pros
Love how the book is written...you don't want to put this book down (I finished it in a week!!)
Great perspective of women and history which is now being told
Great book for those studying about women and society
It is easy to get involved in the daily lives of Abigail, Mary, and Elizabeth as if you knew them all your life!

Con
So much Old English and terminology that may slow down your reading or have to "re-read" for understanding
It is easily to get frustrated at the "archaic" viewpoints concerning women and other social groups but that is how it was in the 1700 to 1800s time period.
There are a few pictures but wish there are more (I am visual learner so I few there are too few pictures)

My Verdict
I highly recommend readers to read "Dear Abigail" by Diane Jacobs which makes any excellent summer read or while enjoying this Fourth of July weekend!

Until next time!
XOXO

Ursula aka Blueridge Beauty

4 comments:

  1. Fabulous review honey. I don't think that I would like this book as old english styles seem to bore me, I really need to snap out of that as I could be missing out on some classics xxx

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    1. Sorry for the late response but summer is the best time for reading!! Although I haven't read the Jane Austen novels I do watch alot of movies including Pride and Prejudice!! :)

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  2. Looks like a great book! It's hard to find books on history that keep my attention for too long, but this seems lovely.

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    1. I love how the author use the narrative to explain the story of these extraordinary sisters!! I feel its like reading "The Babysitters Club" or "Traveling Pants"

      Ursula aka Blueridge Beauty

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