Looking for an amazing read that’s definitely outside the box? Look no further than this title.
A wild and fascinating all-female expedition to the Arctic. A murder trial that follows the women when they get back. Rich, complicated relationships and rivalries. This book has it all.
It takes you by the throat in the first chapter and never lets go.
Part adventure, part mystery, part social commentary, and all masterful, this is a don’t-miss novel. There’s something for everyone, and in the midst of a fabulous story, there is a subtle and powerful examination of the unique and complicated ways that women move through society, both helping and hindering each other in their aspirations.
Beautiful & brilliant. Simply an amazing read.
A dozen women join a secret 1850s Arctic expedition―and a sensational murder trial unfolds when some of them don’t come back.
Eccentric Lady Jane Franklin makes an outlandish offer to adventurer Virginia Reeve: take a dozen women, trek into the Arctic, and find her husband’s lost expedition. Four parties have failed to find him, and Lady Franklin wants a radical new approach: put the women in charge.
A year later, Virginia stands trial for murder. Survivors of the expedition willing to publicly support her sit in the front row. There are only five. What happened out there on the ice?
Set against the unforgiving backdrop of one of the world’s most inhospitable locations, USA Today bestselling author Greer Macallister uses the true story of Lady Jane Franklin’s tireless attempts to find her husband’s lost expedition as a jumping-off point to spin a tale of bravery, intrigue, perseverance and hope.
I received a copy of this book from Recorded Books (thank you!), so I should definitely mention that Eva Kaminsky did a terrific job on the narration. She really brought the story and all of its characters to life.
Happy reading (and listening)!