Book Note: Lucinda’s Solution by Nancy Roman
I wanted to read Lucinda’s Solution to support a writing sister in my area and to find out what she writes about. I was well rewarded for my curiosity. I started reading and I couldn’t put the book down. This is a historical novel with an excellent understanding of women’s issues during and after WWI when women were about to get the vote. During much of the plot Lucinda doesn’t have much say even in her own family where her autocratic father makes the decisions about the lives of his children. Roman brings the story to life, the condition of women, their trials and trumphs. The characters are vivid and plot well-suited to bringing out the best in Lucinda. I do love a bohemian solution. Lucinda’s Solution reminds me of one of my all time favorites, John Knowles’ novel The French Lieutenant’s Woman. Thank you, Nancy.