Chattanooga society is turned upside down as a young woman has the audacity to ride a bicycle–in bloomers!
It’s 1895. Anna Gaines, 19, struggles to conquer her insecurities after a horrible fall years ago from her beloved horse, Longstreet. On a visit with her aunt in Brooklyn, she’s drawn to the new pastime of bicycling. But back at home, cycling is a scandalous sport for a proper lady. Southern women did not engage in activities meant for men.
Anna has her eye on Peter Sawyer, president of the Cycling Club. As community outrage grows, an unexpected turn of events pits Anna against Peter in a race between the sexes.
Will Anna prove that women deserve the same right as men to ride “the wheel?” Will she choose to live a quiet, traditional life of a housewife and mother? Or will she pursue college and become one of the “new women” emerging into the twentieth century on the seat of a bicycle? What will become of the spark between Anna and Peter?
Faith, patience, and courage help Anna to become the person she was meant to be.
The Great Chattanooga Bicycle Race is the latest book by Mike H. Mizrahi and I think it is great! Mike H. Mizrahi is a new to me author and I am so glad I read it. As a HUGE fan of Christian Historical Fiction, this book really drew my interest. The cover of this book is beautiful and really drew my interest. Mike H. Mazrahi writes with authority about: the United States during 1895 especially the South and New York, life in Chattanooga, the social hierarchy in the South, cycling, women's movement in 1895, racing, and fashion during 1895. I found myself unable to put this book down, from start to finish it grabbed a hold of me and held me until the end. I like Mike H. Mizrahi's writing style, it really put me right there watching the events unfold and his transitions from Chattanooga and New York were seamless. Even though this is a work of fiction, it had many facts in it and learned a lot about bicycling and the movement for women to be able to ride bicycles with men. I love it when I learn new things while I read. The characters in this book are well written and are real people dealing with real things. I found myself drawn to Anna. She is a kind soul who has had to overcome some big obstacles to get to where she is. As she sees more of the world, she finds something that makes her happy, but finds herself up against society hierarchy to do this. She fights for her beliefs and does her best to try and balance her love of cycling and her love of her family. I found myself laughing in parts, crying in parts, and holding my breath.I have found another must read author after reading this book. This is a wonderful book and I HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Christian Historical Fiction, you will NOT be disappointed. I cannot wait to read more from Mike H. Mazrahi. I give this book 5 STARS.
Take a ride through 1895 Chattanooga as it's turned upside down when a young woman has the audacity to ride a bicycle-in bloomers-in Mike H. Mizrahi's new book, The Great Chattanooga Bicycle Race! Anna Gaines, 19, struggles to conquer her insecurities after a horrible fall years ago from her beloved horse, Longstreet. On a visit to Brooklyn, she's drawn to the new pastime of bicycling. But back at home, cycling is a scandalous sport for a proper lady. Anna has her eye on Peter Sawyer, president of the Cycling Club. As community outrage grows, an unexpected turn of events pits Anna against Peter in a race between the sexes.
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