#Book Tour #Book Review – Extraordinary Women in History; L. Gail

Book tour stop! Today I’m delighted to be the host for Extraordinary Women in History, a non-fiction written by Leah Gail.

First thing first, let me thank Jenn and the publisher for providing me with an e-copy of this book. Much obliged *hat tip* 


Compiling the incredible real-life stories of 70 remarkable women throughout history, this brilliant book seeks to inspire and empower women of all backgrounds to dream big and break barriers by sharing the amazing achievements of truly unstoppable female heroes. From female daredevils and pioneering innovators to radical reformers, dedicated activists, leaders, wordsmiths, artists, veterans and more, inside you’ll discover the lives and legacies of these once-in-a-lifetime trailblazers.

Paying homage to some of the greatest women the world has ever seen, Extraordinary Women in History is a testament to the power of dedication, courage, tenacity, and never giving up. Their stories will encourage you to take action and prove that barriers only exist to be broken.

Here are just a few of the extraordinary women you’ll find inside:

  • Junko Tabei, the first female to reach the summit of Mount Everest
  • Lily Parr, the unstoppable English star of women’s football
  • Mary Eliza Mahoney, the first licensed African American Nurse
  • Marie Curie, the pioneer of Radioactivity
  • Harriet Tubman, an incredible icon for anti-slavery
  • Empress Suiko, the first female regnant in Japan’s recorded history
  • Hattie McDaniel, the first African American to win an Oscar
  • Irena Sendler, who rescued 2,500 Jewish children in World War II
  • Gudrid Thorbjarnardóttir, the most travelled woman of the Middle Ages
  • And so many more…

Perfect for history fans, educators, as an inspiration for young girls, or for anyone interested in discovering the legacies of these remarkable women, Extraordinary Women in History will open your eyes to the profound contributions that these female role models have made.

191 pages
Publication date: 11/04/21
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Cover: I like it. I’m also noticing that yellow is becoming prevalent these days.

As I already mentioned once, I don’t read other people’s reviews until I’m done with a book. Opinions are subjective, and I like to start a novel with a bias-free mind.

When I checked on GR, I noticed something odd. Some people were lamenting the fact that Gail’s writing style sounded too dry, while others complained about excessive enthusiasm. Which is which, then? In my opinion, Extraordinary Women in History falls in the middle: the chapters are quite short, and that suggests a certain dryness; there’s an undercurrent of passion too, though, especially in the introduction. I mean, it’s not unbalanced.

I appreciate the choice of using the skills each woman possesses as chapters, a detail that makes for easy browsing. Regarding the accuracy, I can’t vouch for everyone—I learned about a lot of inspiring women!—but the ones I already knew about proved to be correct. I didn’t spot any typo or grammar mistakes either while reading—always a plus! 

Criticism? Just one, even if it’s more a suggestion than a nay. The variety of women portrayed in the book is both a feature and a weak point. I would have selected fewer of them, 30/40, say, and delved deeper into their lives. As it is, they might read as rushed in places: a blurb rather than a full recount.

All in all, Extraordinary Women in History deserves 4 stars.


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