A Net For Small Fishes

Thanks to NetGalley, the publishers and the author for an e-arc in exchange for an honest review.

Today is the fourteenth day of November, 1615. I have known Frankie for nearly seven years. She is twenty-five years old and eight months pregnant. I am thirty-nine years old and about to die or be pardoned.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

I hadn’t heard of Anne Turner or Frances Howard before reading this. They were two females who fought for female rights in a world run by men.

The premise was really interesting and I loved learning about these key characters in history when I knew nothing about them before. The struggles they faced just by being female and trying to survive. Being married to an abuser and basically being told by your family to put up with it. You couldn’t help but feel sorry for them.


However, it was quite a slow read and I don’t know if that’s because I normally prefer reading about kings and queens in historical fiction? I also did stop reading three quarters of the way through to pick up another book I needed to read for a readalong. It was quite easy to put down and I did have to force myself to pick it up again in order to finish and write a review.

That being said, it was fairly enjoyable and I would be interested to read other books by Lucy Jago. This just wasn’t one I would want to reread.

4 thoughts on “A Net For Small Fishes”

    1. To be honest, if I’d read it at a different time, I probably would have loved it. Just too much going on in actual life so books need to really grab me to impress me at the moment 🙈


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