Lettie's Plight


Fiction - Short Story/Novela
31 Pages
Reviewed on 01/02/2018
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Edith Wairimu for Readers' Favorite

Lettie’s Plight by Michael Bussa follows the life of Lettie, a single-minded and audacious young woman, as she leaves Bethnal Green, East end of London for Somerton. With the thought of making something out of herself, she marries Roman, a wealthy brute who owns the most profitable business in the whole of Somerton. For a moment, Lettie actually thinks that her life will turn around, but she soon realizes that she is still trapped in the same cycle of frustration, desperation, and endless poverty. She embarks on back-breaking work with an aim to save up and free herself from the clutches of her horrible husband. A fortunate twist gives her hope as she realizes that she could reap so much more than she could have hoped for, except that wishes rarely come true.

Undoubtedly, Lettie’s Plight by Michael Bussa is an outstanding piece. Even though short, the book is impactful and distinctly captivating. Bussa does a great job in creating an engaging story that had me engrossed from start to finish. Lettie’s Plight is the kind of story that still lingers in your mind long after you are done reading it, which proves Bussa’s skill as an author. The story is set in the Victorian era with some reflection on the desperation of the working class during this period, which I thought was a creative addition to the overall plot. The end was the best part for me. It contains a sudden twist that will surely leave an impression on any reader. Overall, Michael Bussa will have you captivated and longing to know Lettie’s plight.