Monday, November 6, 2017

TLC Book Tour: The It Girls

The It Girls is a fun historical fiction novel about two sisters, Elinor and Lucy Sutherland, both ambitious and wanting to pursue their careers despite the fact that the world they live in is still a man's world.

Love is elusive to both of these women and their husbands less than desirable.  They have money issues to contend with that cause them to make choices because of their financial situation.

The most exciting part is the sinking of the Titanic which the sisters are a part of- Lucy and her husband Sir Cosmo Duff-Gordon are passengers on the fateful voyage.  One of the best part of historical fiction novels is that they pique my interest in real-world events.  I had heard of Duff-Gordon previously, but enjoyed looking up additional information about him and discovering that his reputation suffered as he made sure he was saved before many women and children.

There is a lot of name dropping in the It Girls (I loved that), and a little bit of a Downton Abbey feel to this book.  I also enjoyed the fact that this book covers decades of the sisters lives.  It isn't just a short snippet of time, but rather provides a look at how their lives unfold from young adulthood until their children are grown. We see the ups and downs in their relationship with each other, and despite their many disputes, do ultimately have each other's backs.

Thanks to TLC Books for providing a copy of this book for my review.  All opinions expressed are, as always, my own.

For more information, visit the HarperCollins website.

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