Book Review ~ The Bootlegger's Wife by Terri Lee

The Bootlegger's Wife: A Love Story - Terri Lee

In the summer of 1919 the country was ready to throw off the gray days of war and laugh again. The 1920s were about to come roaring onto the scene and change every one’s mind. It was a time when people believed anything was possible, even a love that was doomed from the start.


Nineteen-year-old Frances Durant was ready for excitement. What she wasn’t ready for was a tall, tanned Marine, fresh from the battlefield and ready to take New York City by storm. Frankie Lee was just the sort of guy to sweep a restless young heiress off her feet.

Their two worlds collide on the dance floor and set in motion a love story that careens through the twenties, when the world thought the parties would never end, to the crash of 1929 and the devastation that followed. A brush with the dark side of the bootleg world, and a tragedy that reaches out from the cold dark night will test love over and over. Can two people from such very different worlds survive the ride?


My Thoughts
The Bootlegger’s Wife is a story detailing the lives of Frances Durant and Frankie Lee during the years of 1919 through 1931. This is a beautiful and powerful story about love and how as long as you have love, you can pull through anything. Starting at the end of the First World War, the reader takes a journey with the couple as they lived their lives during the Great Depression, the Prohibition and the everyday stuff in between that life dished out. Alternating between heartache and happiness, this story is sure to stay with the reader long after the last sentence is read.


Terri Lee’s writing style really made the era come to life and made me feel as though I was right there with Frances and Frankie. The story is wonderful and thought-provoking and really shows that the author has an amazing talent of drawing the reader in with her words and not letting go. The Bootlegger’s Wife is an unforgettable story and I loved every minute of it!


5 stars for this outstanding love story!