Scandalous, Neal Katz

Historical Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Politics

Set in and around New York City in the early 19th Century, Victoria Woodhull and sister, Tennessee Celeste Claflin take the city by storm as they challenge morality, fashion, economics, social justice, and equal pay for equal work. Leveraging their wealth as the sisters become famous on the lecture circuit, they fight for women’s rights, suffrage and enter into the political arena as Victoria is nominated by the American Equal Rights Party to run for President of the United States and Tennessee runs for Congress.

In this rags to riches saga, the reader experiences Historical Fiction at its best. Filled with facts, articles, and actual speeches by some of the most prominent figures of Victorian America, like Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Reverend Henry Ward Beecher “the Most Famous Man in America,” Cornelius Vanderbilt “the Richest Man in America,” J. P. Morgan, Frederick Douglass, Karl Marx, among others, the course of events lead to the “Trial of the Century,” and retribution.

A short while ago I read and reviewed an incredible book called Outrageous which is a historical fiction tale laced with incredible parts of accurate history and my verdict was that it is a stellar book that should not be missed. Upon finishing Outrageous I immediately wanted to be reunited with the protagonist I had grown to love as well as the author’s exceptional literature and so I started to read Scandalous (book two in the series) right away and wow, what a stellar sequel!

Scandalous is a phenomenal historical fiction tale that will take its readers on a breathtaking journey that will shock, astound and bewitch you from beginning to end. From the get-go of Scandalous, I was intrigued by the characters once again and was invested in the story. The story is one that will captivate readers from start to finish thanks to the thought out and flawlessly written literature. If you are a reader who is looking to get lost in a unique, timeless and maximizing story, then Scandalous is the novel for you and should not be missed!

Before I inform you readers about the premise of Scandalous I think it is only fitting that I first introduce you to Outrageous and let you know more about the captivating tale. Below I have attached a snippet from my review of Outrageous which will inform you a bit about the premise of Outrageous but also hints to the premise of Scandalous!

“Outrageous is a book about a phenomenal woman called Victoria Woodhull who achieved so much in her life and rose from ‘rags to riches.’ Victoria’s life is fascinating, and her life and all that she achieved in it will be an inspiration for many women and even men. Outrageous is written in the first person from Victoria’s perspective, and throughout the book, the reader will follow Victoria on her journey. Victoria lived a life of luxury in her later life, but the start of her life was full of abuse and poverty, however, she overcame this and Katz shares her story of how she has done this. Victoria went on to become one of the wealthiest women in America and even founded the ‘first woman-owned brokerage firm on Wall Street and the first woman-owned newspaper.’ This is a direct quote from the description written above because it perfectly sums up those two points. The fact that Victoria achieved this is outstanding, and her legacy is strong today because of all that she accomplished. If you are interested in learning more about Victoria Woodhull but tend not to read history books then Outrageous will be the perfect book for you because it weaves fiction with fact in an entertaining and captivating way, so do not miss out book lovers!”

Outrageous is truly a sensational book and so is Scandalous because in book two the readers will be taken to the 1870’s in New York City (and a few other parts) and the reader is once again reunited with Victoria and her sister. What follows is an exceptional tale which sees the sisters push the boundaries once more and show how powerful they truly are and this book lovers is the premise of the incredible Scandalous.

The story of Scandalous is one that will take readers on an incredible journey through history. As a woman who loves history, I was in my element with this book, sure it is historical fiction however it is still wildly entertaining and laced with an abundance of facts and to see the sisters evolve and how they challenged so many social norms and created change was thrilling. What I love about Scandalous is that the story is ever-expanding and the excellent author, Neal Katz has a wealth of knowledge on topics, events, and places that perfectly compliment the expansive story which in turn keeps the reader reading!

Neal Katz is an incredible author who has managed to transfix and entertain me with his beautiful literature. I am impressed by the amount of depth Katz has managed to lace throughout his book, and Katz ensures throughout his book that his readers are entertained and thrilled from beginning to end. Katz does this by weaving twists and turns throughout his book which yes, are incredibly shocking! As well as this Katz flawlessly weaves brilliant characterization and development of his characters that will keep the readers turning the pages from beginning to end.

Overall Scandalous is a sensational, unique and dramatic novel that will take readers on an expansive journey that is unforgettable and unpredictable and so Scandalous, of course, has to get five stars from me! Be sure to have a read of the preview below book lovers and also keep an eye out for my spotlight for Neal Katz which will be live soon!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much, I love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please comment below and let me know your thoughts on Scandalous. Do you see yourself reading this book? Do you love the genre? Please let me know your brilliant thoughts below and I will be sure to comment back. Thank you so much again for reading!

Goodbye for now book lovers,

P.S. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is click the Buy on Amazon button and it will take you straight to the book on Amazon U.S.! If you are in the U.K. then below I have attached a link to the book for Amazon U.K..

Below I have attached some links about the author and this wonderful book so if you would like to learn more about the author and the book then please have a browse. Thank you so much again for reading book lovers, I can’t wait to read your thoughts on this book!

Amazon U.S.Amazon U.K.Goodreads 

Neal Katz: Website – Facebook – Twitter – LinkedIn

Thank you so much again for reading!

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Aimee Ann, I look forward to providing you with the third and final volume, Audacious, which follows Victoria Woodhull and Tenessee Claflin to Europe as they live long and prosperous lives as royalty!

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