One Glorious Ambition: The Compassionate Crusade of Dorothea Dix, a Novel by Jane Kirkpatrick
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Something drew me to the cover of this story and I’ll admit that I took it based solely on how the cover drew me in. It isn’t that it is a gorgeous cover but something about it is so inviting. I am so glad that I put aside my fear of non-fiction to read this book. I typically do not like a non-fiction story but this one read like fiction. Though I understand this is based on Dorothea and is not classified as "non-fiction" I found most of the information to be fairly accurate which was impressive. Set in the 1800s, this book takes us into the life of historical reformer, Dorothea Dix. Honestly, I had heard the name but I didn’t know anything about her—she was a fascinating woman that accomplished great things for those that cannot speak for themselves. If you’re a fan of historical fiction—particularly those revolving around social issues and reformations, then I strongly suggest this book. You will not be disappointed.
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I received One Glorious Ambition: The Compassionate Crusade of Dorothea Dix as a complimentary gift in exchange for an honest review from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. My comments and opinions are my own.