Review from Chicklit Club

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And now for some regularly scheduled book news, and a brief respite from the troubles in the world right now, I’m thrilled to share a new review of Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, from the lovely women at Chicklit Club.

Here are some excerpts from the review. You can read the full review including more plot description here.

This was a very thought-provoking book. Given that it was set in the 1980s, it highlighted a lot of the challenges and obstacles women have had to face in the male-dominated business world. The author dealt with a lot of dark themes: incest, sexual abuse, degradation, and the devastating repercussions of them. Both women have really suffered but what I admired about them is rather than let their experiences overwhelm them, they fought back and ultimately, came out stronger. The fact that they felt they would not be believed or even heard was upsetting for me to read but the characters seemed to draw on inner resolve and even though felt like giving up, they never did.

The story was very empowering, especially to females. The friendships forged and the women characters drawn were positive role models and showed the beauty of female solidarity.

I enjoyed this book immensely – it was an insightful, compelling and well-written tale of a time in the past, showing the strength of the female psyche and how women have fought to make their mark on the world.

Very engaging and inspiring.