Ride for Rights
Ride for Rights
In the summer of 1916 women do not have the right to vote, let alone be motorcycle dispatch riders. Two sisters, Angeline and Adelaide Hanson are determined to prove to the world that not only are women capable of riding motorbikes, but they can ride motorbikes across the United States. Alone. From a dance hall in Chicago to a jail cell in Dodge City, love and trouble both follow Angeline and Adelaide on the dirt roads across the United States. The sisters shout their triumph from Pike’s Peak only to end up lost in the Salt Lake desert. Will they make it to their goal of Los Angeles or will too many mishaps prevent them from reaching their destination and thus, hinder their desire to prove that women can do it? Thirteen years later, Angeline is determined to have one last hurrah before motherhood. She signs up for the Women's Air Derby, with no clue just how interesting the competition will be...and no idea if her husband will be waiting on the other side of the finish line. For Penelope Burns, the derby is a chance to "stick it" to her patronizing husband and win her son’s pride and affection back—she hopes. Veronica Truman just wants to make her ailing mother proud. Nancy Devine, Hollywood starlet and diva, wants to be the next Lady Lindy of the Air...and will pay any price. One week, a group of very determined and capable women pilots, sabotage, and fate come together. Who will fly to success? Who will "crash and burn"? And what awaits them in Cleveland, Ohio?
- Historical Fiction
- 8 - 12
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