The fascinating story based on the life of Mercy Lavinia Bump who became Mrs Tom Thumb. A little known historical character who was a woman before her time. Wanting to go beyond the boundaries of family, she bravely left them to forge her own life and in doing so encountered Presidents and high society as well as travelled the world. She was truly an amazing woman.
Fun, entertaining story (I didn't realize it was fiction at first) that makes you have a new perspective on life and history. I also am interested in learning about the real Vinny as well as Tom Thumb and Barnum.
I enjoyed the first 2/3, but then unfortunately Benjamin turned Vinny into a character that I had no sympathy for. Also, for some reason her relationship with Mr. Barnum made me in uncomfortable. I did enjoy reading it for the historical value though-novels about real-life people intrigue me these days. I knew nothing of General Tom Thumb and his wife before this. As always with these types of books, it does make me want to read more on the subject/characters.
Quite a little lady!!
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