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Monday, June 5, 2017

The Great Chattanooga Bicycle Race by Mike H. Mizrahi






Chattanooga society is turned upside down as a young woman has the audacity to ride a bicycle--in bloomers!

It's 1895. Anna Gaines, 19, struggles to conquer her insecurities after a horrible fall years ago from her beloved horse, Longstreet. On a visit with her aunt in Brooklyn, she's drawn to the new pastime of bicycling. But back at home, cycling is a scandalous sport for a proper lady. Southern women did not engage in activities meant for men.

Anna has her eye on Peter Sawyer, president of the Cycling Club. As community outrage grows, an unexpected turn of events pits Anna against Peter in a race between the sexes.


Will Anna prove that women deserve the same right as men to ride "the wheel?" Will she choose to live a quiet, traditional life of a housewife and mother? Or will she pursue college and become one of the "new women" emerging into the twentieth century on the seat of a bicycle? What will become of the spark between Anna and Peter? Faith, patience, and courage help Anna to become the person she was meant to be.


About The Author




Mike Mizrahi has a master’s degree in public relations, advertising, and applied communication from Boston University. After a career in corporate public affairs, he retired to pursue writing. After a mission trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo, he wrote his first novel, "Kabirizi’s Revenge," and is also the author of "The Unnamed Girl." Mike and his wife Karen live in Woodland Hills, Calif., where the couple raised their two adult children, and he enjoys reading and writing.


Take a ride through 1895 Chattanooga as it's turned upside down when a young woman has the audacity to ride a bicycle-in bloomers-in Mike H. Mizrahi's new book, The Great Chattanooga Bicycle Race! Anna Gaines, 19, struggles to conquer her insecurities after a horrible fall years ago from her beloved horse, Longstreet. On a visit to Brooklyn, she's drawn to the new pastime of bicycling. But back at home, cycling is a scandalous sport for a proper lady. Anna has her eye on Peter Sawyer, president of the Cycling Club. As community outrage grows, an unexpected turn of events pits Anna against Peter in a race between the sexes.

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My Review

What a great concept for a story, and filled with historical information, along with compassion, and foraging for woman’s rights.
Can you even imagine that riding a bicycle would do more than keep you in shape? Well if we listen to those who wanted to keep woman in their place, in the home and not seen, we sure would resemble something from another world.
This book brings back some really ugly facts, the old Jim Crow laws, and the consequences and depravation of human life. What a wonderful job the author did of bringing all of these horrible but true times in American history, a time that most would like forgotten. We also travel the fields of Civil War Battles, and are reminded of that time, a few short years prior.
There is also a bit of romance here but will the ones you find yourself rooting for end up together, or will the plots of others tare them apart?
A period of time to get lost in, the Gay ‘90’s, and a time when woman begin fighting for rights, a don’t miss story!
I received this book through Litfuse Publicity Book Tours, and was not required to give a positive review.

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