Book Reviews of Storyville

Author: Lois Battle
ISBN-13: 9780440216902
ISBN-10: 0440216907
Publication Date: 12/3/1993
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 13 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Paperback
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Excellent book. I couldn't put it down.
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from the back cover:
Some say all women have a price-that they all sell themselves somehow. there was once a place where that was true-where hard cash bought the softest women. In turn-of-the-century New Orleans, it was called Storyville.
Transplanted Yankee Julia Randsome was a blue-blooded suffragette who wanted to close it down. Beautiful, naive Kate Cavanaugh was a prostitute who wanted to survive. At fifteen, Kate had joined "the life" at an opulent, high-priced brothel in the steamy red-light district. She also fell in love with Julie Randsome's son. Now each woman must make a devastating choice. And what happens next will bring them both fact-to-face with the truth about each other and themselves.....
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"Some say all women have a price - that they all sell themselves somehow. There was once a place where that was true - where hard cash bought the softest women. In turn-of-the-century New Orleans, it was called Storyville."
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Battle's smoothly written novel, set in turn-of-the-century New Orleans's red-light district, depicts two women at opposite ends of the social scale who become activists for women's rights.
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"Fast-moving and exactly eye-opening enough, Storyville is full of marvelous characters.... The wicked life of New Orleans' notorious turn-of-the century red-light district is a natural background for a spicy romance."
-Anniston Star

"Storyville kept me up way too late. It's a fast-moing entertainment, but it's also a close look at America history--political, social, and moral. Lois Battle's story of prostitutes and suffragettes is sharp-edged and full of compassion."
-Valerie Stevens, author of How I Got Him Back and Due East
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I really found this book to be quite entertaining. It is not your typical historical romance but it is good read if you like stories with heart! It is set in the STORYVILLE district in New Orleans in the early 20th Century when prostitution was legal in this part of the city. I do recommended it as a good book to read!!
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I really enjoyed this book! There is romance and history combined.
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This is the story of two very different women living in 1880s New Orleans. Innocent Kate - seduced by a rake and abandoned - turns to a life of prostitution to support herself. She wins the heart of the wealthy son of a distinguished New Orleans family. Meanwhile, transplanted Boston blueblood, suffragette Julia, has just discovered that her husband Charles owns brothels in Storyville, the prostitution district of New Orleans.

This severely damages their marriage through Julia's bitterness and lack of trust. Eventually, tragedy adds another dimension to their domestic squabbling; then Julia befriends the luckless Kate and comes into her own as a activist for women's rights. I liked this story very much, although I did think that it was a little slow for me to get into at the beginning. I give it an A+!
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A older very good book.
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Very entertaining.