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Romance, family, and politics converge explosively in a suspicious murder during the Bread and Roses Strike of 1912 and threaten to engulf a 21st-century woman researching the strike. When textile workers went on strike in 1912 for better wages and working conditions, they never imagined the violence that would overwhelm them. The first person to die was Anna Lopizzo . . .Romance, family, and politics converge explosively in a suspicious murder during the Bread and Roses Strike of 1912 and threaten to engulf a 21st-century woman researching the strike. When textile workers went on strike in 1912 for better wages and working conditions, they never imagined the violence that would overwhelm them. The first person to die was Anna Lopizzo . . . and then John Rami. . . and then many others. The strikers claimed the police had killed Anna, but the police said one of the strikers shot her. Who was right? Fast forward to present-day Lawrence, Massachusetts, and Lindsey Marc, a historic mystery writer, is tracking down what really happened to Anna and the other workers. Along the way, someone gets wind of what Lindsey is researching and is threatened by what she may discover. It begins with phone calls and quickly moves to ransacking her hotel room. Can Lindsey find out the truth before something terrible happens to her?...

Title : Fighting for Bread and Roses
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ISBN : 9780825424090
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 256 Pages
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Fighting for Bread and Roses Reviews

  • Michelle
    2019-02-06 14:44

    Product Description:Romance, family, and politics converge explosively in a suspicious murder during the Bread and Roses Strike of 1912 and threaten to engulf a 21st-century woman researching the strike. When textile workers went on strike in 1912 for better wages and working conditions, they never imagined the violence that would overwhelm them. The first person to die was Anna Lopizzo . . . and then John Rami . . . and then many others. The strikers claimed the police had killed Anna, but the police said one of the strikers shot her. Who was right? Fast forward to present-day Lawrence, Massachusetts, and Lindsey Marc, a historic mystery writer, is tracking down what really happened to Anna and the other workers. Along the way, someone gets wind of what Lindsey is researching and is threatened by what she may discover. It begins with phone calls and quickly moves to ransacking her hotel room. Can Lindsey find out the truth before something terrible happens to her?My review:Fighting for Bread and Roses held my attention to the end. It isn't the catchiest title, nor does it reflect how good this book really is, so I ended up liking more than I had anticipated. I can get easily distracted while reading but found myself reaching for this book every chance I got. The twists and turns are compelling. I suspected what happened and was correct, but the author did such a great job with red herrings that I had my doubts all the way to the end. The author balanced out the past with the present very well, though I enjoyed the historical piece more. That often happens when I read this type of book because I love history.Political intrigue, mystery, suspense, action, love, passion, romance, and family secrets contained in diaries all played a part in making this tale exceptionally enjoyable for me. If you like mysteries with twists, romance with passion, and a portion of intriguing history mixed with faith, you'll love this book as much as I did. It was compulsively readable and I highly recommend it.Fighting for Bread and Roses was published by Kregel and released in August 2005.

  • Christy
    2019-01-19 14:34

    All I can say is WOW!!! I never expected to love this book so much! A friend recommended it to me ages ago, and I procrastinated for a very long time before I decided to pick it up and read it. Let me tell ya...you better get to steppin', and do the same! You will not be sorry!I love historical fiction, but I really love historical fiction with a mystery. Even more, I love historical fiction that is told in conjunction with a present-day story. All of that is wrapped up perfectly in this book. The history in the book is based on true events that I had never even heard of until now. I did a little internet searching to see if any of the characters ever existed, and so far, I've found info on two. In retrospect, that just made this book so much more interesting. I mean, we all know the Civil War happened, but I feel that I can relate to a story more when I know that the characters I'm reading about actually existed and aren't fictitious.Then, there's the mystery, and it's a good 'un--not only in the historical account, but in the present-day drama that is Lindsey Marc's life. I had the mystery pretty well solved on my own, but there were a few things that crept up that I didn't expect to happen. Honestly, the whole book is a roller-coaster ride, but it kept me on the edge of my seat as a reader from page one clear to the end.Since this book was written 2005, my guess is that the author didn't have any thoughts on a sequel, or even a series featuring Lindsey Marc. But honestly, that would be such a great idea! The sky's the limit on stories like this combining the past with the present, and I'd be an instant fan for sure.4.5 Stars

  • Cindy
    2019-02-13 12:41

    Lindsey Taylor,(aka Lindsey Marc) a famous author is in Lawrence Massachusetts doing research for a new book. She is looking into the famous mill strike of the early 1900's. What she is not expecting is for someone to be targeting her, her past experiences in New Orleans flood her mind and threaten to overwhelm her with fear, but she leans hard upon the Lord, fighting the fear. Knowing that there is a secret to be uncovered in this small Massachusetts town.What do drug rings have to do with a century old strike and death? Lindsey is not sure, but she will find out if there is a connection. Hopefully she will not be injured while she does so. Flipping back and forth between the historical setting and today's time this story was very interesting. Normally I do not enjoy books that do this, because I am easily distracted and find myself having to re-read parts to keep the story straight, but Lynn Coleman did an awesome job telling this story in the present and the past. I enjoyed it so much it was very hard to put down. Definitely a great mystery, and a great love story also. 268 fascinating pages. 4 stars!!

  • Elaine
    2019-02-05 14:27

    This book pertains to the "Bread and Roses " mill strike that took place in Lawrence Massachusetts. Since my husband grew up in the area and me not far from it, it makes for some interesting historical fiction reading for me. I've also read about the Lowell mills and the Amoskeag Mills in Manchester, NH. Many of the workers in these mills didn't speak the same language, making it difficult to let others know their needs (if a machine went down for instance). Many of the mills today are used for many smaller businesses including university satellite locations. The story gets to be far-fetched. I'm talking about the present-day part of the narrative with the police responding so quickly, for instance. The mystery surrounding the strike is the one element that saved this book from a one star rating. It was more of a cozy mystery than anything remotely believable.

  • Linda Smith
    2019-02-03 13:25

    Couldn't finish this. My ancestors grew up in the area and some worked in the mills, so I really wanted to read and learn from this book about this incident and period of our local history. Sadly, the modern story and characters were so awful that I just decided to research the real history of these strikes instead. Very disappointed. This could have/should have been a much better book based on the historical storyline. It would have been if the author just told the historic part and left the modern soap opera/romance novel out of it.

  • Maryellen
    2019-02-15 09:51

    This was a great read! This was about an author who was investigating a murder that took place in the 1800's. The murder took place in a town that had a mill factory. The workers were paid poorley and worked in poor conditions. The author finds out that one of the workers is murdered while on strike from the mills and tries to solve the mystery of who killed her.

  • Rachel
    2019-01-24 11:54

    A really great read. Skilled author brings a historical event to light by dragging us through the attics of those who lived these events. I loved it!

  • Heather Nelson
    2019-01-22 10:29

    Entertaining and a pretty easy read