What makes a woman either rage against or surrender to the choices made for her by the society’s expectations? Margaret doesn’t want to marry, have children, or settle for the life her mother had and is willing to go to great lengths to avoid such drudgery, including turning her back on her family forever. After running away from home at 17 she meets a wealthy young man who introduces her to excitement beyond her wildest dreams, and helps her to enter the swinging jazz club scene. Follow the journey of a woman ahead of her time who survived life as an unwed mother of children to different fathers during an age of intolerance to ‘women of low morals’. Discover the many rules she breaks in order to achieve contentment with the man she loves. This is a story that considers the devastating issues of war-time love, parental restrictions in the early part of the 20th century and the dreadful taboos common to women who loved and found themselves ‘in the family way’ without hope of, or in some cases the desire for, a husband. This novel is set in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s in Auckland, New Zealand.
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“It has been a long time since a book has grabbed me like Margaret did. I found it held me as I enjoyed the story and now I am looking forward to the next installment. If you want to escape into the life of a fiercely independent woman, at a time, when women weren’t given that option, this is a book to read. The knowlege that it is based on factual events makes it more engrossing.” By Clare
“Congratulations Dixie Carlton on your debut novel, “Margaret A song out of time” which was an easy and enjoyable read. Margaret certainly was a lady ahead of her time in her views on marriage, love and family, and you captured the challenges for women of that era perfectly, bundled it up into an enjoyable and enlightening read. I eagerly await the sequel – whatever happens next??” By KD Forsman
Author: Dixie Carlton
Kindle Price: $17.99
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Panoma Press Ltd (March 6, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.6 x 8 inches
Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,907,629 in Books