A Bold & Poignant Generational Saga!
“Only One Winner” is a masterpiece of Historical Fiction, showing off McBeath’s impeccable research into an era defined by industrialism, social revolution, urbanization, moral corruption, and political upheaval. This story is as compelling as it is heart-wrenching, and it’s nearly impossible to stand back and watch the characters of this book struggle without wanting to jump in between the pages to help out.
After reading the three preceding novels in VL McBeath’s Ambition & Destiny Series, and having coped with such a shocking cliffhanger at the end of Book 3, I was more than anxious to get started on this installment of her 19th-century Historical Fiction/Romance multi-generational tale about hard-fought romances, women’s rights, family rivalries, and long-kept secrets... I must say, it was definitely worth the wait.
McBeath’s novel is based on a true story she uncovered while researching her own family tree, and although the names and places have been altered, she provides keen insight into British family life during the late 1800’s as well as the oncoming socio-political changes that caused such turmoil during this era.
In “Only One Winner”, McBeath deepens the rivalry between fathers and sons and focuses on those fearless and forthright women toiling at their sides, making great sacrifices to both endure and improve their family’s lot life. As it was in the prior chapters of this series, it is doubtful the men of this family would ever have had found the strength and fortitude to move forward in tough times without the unwavering love, protection, advice, and support of their mothers, wives, and daughters.
I strongly recommend the Ambition & Destiny Series for anyone interested in learning about 19th-century Britain and the role of women in that era. As for Historical Romance fans... McBeath’s bold yet poignant series should definitely be included in your Top 10 Reads.
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Find “Only One Winner: Part 4 of the Ambition & Destiny Series” by VL McBeath on Amazon & Kindle here.
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