Welcome to my stop of the @turnthepagebts A Sisterhood of Secret Ambitions Blog Tour. I’m here to spotlight A Sisterhood of Secret Ambitions on my blog and share a few of my thoughts with my fellow bookworms.
“Set in an alternate 1920’s America, Boeweg’s novel is one of sisterhood, friendship, and how women can reshape the world one word at a time.”Cecelia Beckman, Sheaf & Ink
A Sisterhood of Secret Ambitions Blog Tour
Historical Fiction is one of my favorite genres to read.
It’s a genre where you can shed your modern-day skin and don a new one like a costume in whatever era you desire. Where you can become part of an alternate time. The landscape is the same, but ideas and thinking may have shifted. How we can be part of a new version of 1920’s America, where a Secret Society run by powerful women can transform the fabric of history.
Which is why I’m here to spotlight Sheena Boeweg’s debut novel, A Sisterhood of Secret Ambitions.
Let’s dive in:
A Sisterhood of Secret Ambitions by Sheena Boeweg
Content and Trigger Warning: Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Fire, Child Death, Grief.
Behind every powerful man is a trained woman, and behind every trained woman is the Society. It started with tea parties and matchmaking, but is now a countrywide secret. Gossips pass messages in recipes, Spinsters train to fight, and women work together to grant safety to abused women and children. The Society is more than oaths—it is sisterhood and purpose.
In 1926, seventeen-year-old Elsie is dropped off in a new city with four other teenage girls. All of them have trained together since childhood to become the Wife of a powerful man. But when they learn that their next target is earmarked to become President, their mission becomes more than just an assignment; this is a chance at the most powerful position in the Society. All they have to do is make one man fall in love with them first.
- Title: A Sisterhood of Secret Ambitions
- Author: Sheena Boekweg
- Publication day: June 1, 2021
- Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
- ISBN: 9781250770981
- Pages: 352
- Age Group: 13+
- Hardcopy: $18.99
- Buy Links: ⬇️
About the Author
Sheena Boekweg grew up reading books with tree branches peeking over her shoulder. Her novels Glitch Kingdom and A Sisterhood of Secret Ambitions, both with Feiwel and Friends/Macmillan, feature fat positive girls with ambitions, love stories, and sometimes battle axes. She’s a contributor to Every Body Shines, a fat-positive anthology publishing May 2021 with Bloomsbury, and is an alumni of the 2015 Pitch Wars Program and was a Pitch Wars mentor in 2017, 2018, and currently in 2020. Sheena believes that beauty is intrinsic and worth is unquestionable, and thinks you can’t solve all problems with food, but it will always help.
She is well loved by a tall man with a great beard, her three kids, and the world’s most spoiled puppy. She’s represented by Jessica Sinsheimer at Context Literary.
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Need More Book Recommendations?
Sheaf & Ink has reviewed a number of Young Adult novels in historical fiction. Read A Sisterhood of Secret Ambitions (Coming Soon), The Invention of Sophie Carter, and Rebel Spy book reviews to find your next favorite read.
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Happy Reading ̴ Cece