While fictional, the author intended this to be a memoir that Lucy Ann/Joseph intended to write but never got around to. It is obvious that a lot of research was done and the story felt real.
I had never heard of Lucy Ann Lobdell and was excited to learn her story. The author did a wonderful job of showing Lucy/Joseph's personal journey through finding herself. You are taken through the uncertainty of being a woman dressed as a man, of living as a man and loving a woman and the tragedy of having the life you have created come crashing down around you.
An intriguing story of a real woman who should have a more prominent place in history and within the Women's Rights Movement.
The book was received for free from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.