Hello All You Beautiful People,
I received this book in the first reads goodreads.
About the book:(Goodreads)
Moving from a filthy brothel to a fine manor house, from the world of street fighters to the world of champions, The Fair Fight is a vivid, propulsive historical novel announcing the arrival of a dynamic new talent.
Born in a brothel, Ruth doesn’t expect much for herself beyond abuse. While her sister’s beauty affords a certain degree of comfort, Ruth’s harsh looks set her on a path of drudgery. That is until she meets pugilist patron George Dryer and discovers her true calling—fighting bare knuckles in the prize rings of Bristol.
Manor-born Charlotte has a different cross to bear. Scarred by smallpox, stifled by her social and romantic options, and trapped in twisted power games with her wastrel brother, she is desperate for an escape.
After a disastrous, life-changing fight sidelines Ruth, the two women meet, and it alters the perspectives of both of them. When Charlotte presents Ruth with an extraordinary proposition, Ruth pushes dainty Charlotte to enter the ring herself and learn the power of her own strength.
A gripping, page-turning story about people struggling to transcend the circumstances into which they were born and fighting for their own places in society, The Fair Fight is a raucous, intoxicating tale of courage, reinvention, and fighting one’s way to the top.
I highly enjoyed this book. It was told by 3 different people. It follows them from the beginning of what they were doing at that time to the end. I felt the 3 people the story followed got the short end of the stick in life. One being born in a house where women favors are bought, one being the youngest son that is never good enough and one being a sister to a angry brother and a wife to abusive husband.
I will be buying a copy of this book for my ereader.
I gave this book 4 stars out of 5 stars.
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