The Secrets of Lizzie Borden by Brandy Purdy was a slow read for me. It had many superfluous details & that was frustrating. It took tremendous effort to finish reading the book.
The first half I gave two stars. The final third of the book became more interesting so overall I gave it three stars. This author's style of extreme wordiness is not my favorite.
I couldn't begin to count the number of times Lizzie discussed her father's stinginess. He was a rich, stingy tightwad. I got that the first twenty or so times it was mentioned.
This was written from the point of view of Lizzie herself. She renamed herself Lizbeth to honor the memory of her British architect she met on her European tour. She seemed to search for a happily ever after that was just out of reach. She also seemed self-centered & immature. I found the desperation with which she sought love with either gender sad.
I received a kindle copy from Penguin Random House Publisher Services & NetGalley. That did not change my opinion for this review.
Link to purchase: https://www.amazon.com/Secrets-Lizzie-Borden-Brandy-Purdy-ebook/dp/B00X2ELHMQ