Monday, January 26, 2015
Meet Lucy Ann Lobdell. The world doesn't really know who she is yet and but she is poised to take the world by storm. This is a fictionalized true story about a woman who chooses to live life on her terms .
Lucy Ann Lobdell has a daughter and is not making enough money to support her. She doesn't want to re-marry and work for free the rest of her life and her future prospects look dim. It is 1855 and women have little or no rights, stuck in their positions, second to men. Lucy makes a bold decision one day. She wear her brothers old britches, cuts off her hair and decides to head out the door as a man looking for work. She changes her name to Joseph Lobdell.
She grew up in New York, moved to Pennsylvania as Joseph and then to Minnesota before it became a state. Trouble seemed to follow Joseph. All she wanted was to live her life in peace and raise horses and maybe hope that someone would love her. Yet most people did not accept her for who she was, a person way ahead of her time.
Klaber has written an amazing book of historical fiction. The characters, based on real people, are vibrant and leap off the page. There is a fiery passion in Lucy to live an authentic life in a man's world and Klaber portrays her struggles and the worlds reaction to Lucy with precision and respect. Quite simply, Klaber has written a page turner. This novel is truly unforgettable.
I loved this book and I predict it will be one of the best books I read in 2015.
I cannot stop thinking about Joseph and her courageous life and I'm telling everyone I know to read it.
The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell will be released on Feb 17, 2015. Pre-order it.