Naked Truth: Or Equality, The Forbidden Fruit: A Novel by Carrie Hayes@lovebooksgroup #lovebookstours


Naked Truth : Or Equality, The Forbidden Fruit: A Novel by Carrie Hayes

Paperback published 24th February 2020

From Washington Heights to Washington D.C. comes a true American Herstory. Filled with intrigue, lust, and betrayal, this is the fight for sexual equality.

1868, on the eve of the Gilded Age: Spiritualist TENNESSEE CLAFLIN is smart, sexy, and sometimes clairvoyant. But it’s her sister, VICTORIA WOODHULL, who is going to make history as the first woman to run for President of the United States.

It starts with the seduction of the richest man in America. Next, they’ll take New York City and the suffragist movement by storm, because together, Tennessee and Victoria are a force of nature. Boldly ambitious, they stop at nothing, brushing shoulders with Harriet Beecher Stowe and Susan B. Anthony, using enough chutzpah to make a lady blush.

My Review 

This book has it all , biographical fiction, occult horror and historical fiction, seduction, politics betrayal, healers and spirituality all woven into this novel.

Set in 1868.

Two sisters are completely different Tennesee Claflin is a spiritualist. Now I’m generally interested in the spiritual world, I used to like listening to Sally Morgan who connects with the spirit world and  I used to love watching Tyler Henry on TV visiting the rich and famous homes and drawing things that he was drawn too from the spirit world about their families. 

So as I love the spiritual world my favourite part of the story was 

Tennessee Claflin is astonishing with her extraordinary clairvoyant powers. She is visited daily by many people who are anxious or need to convince themselves of her supernatural powers. Tennessee can remarkable gives out information to people who requested them and answers all their questions with accuracy.

To test her supernatural claims many people have asked her the question, how much money have I in my pocket, and in all cases Tennessee gives them the correct answer.

this is a story that’s buzzing with sisters Tennessee and Victoria who are completely different leading total different lifestyles.

I would like to thank Kelly st love books group for arranging for this book to be sent to me  and for inviting me to take part in the blog tour. 

About Carrie Hayes


Over the years, Carrie has tried a lot of things. She’s sold vacuum cleaners, annuities and sofas. She’s lived at the beach and lived in Europe. She’s taught school and worked in film. For a while, she was an aspiring librarian, but she fell in love and threw her life away instead. Back in the States, she started over, then met an architect who said, “Why don’t you become a kitchen designer?” So, she did. Eventually, she designed interiors, too. And all that time, she was reading. What mattered was having something to read. Slowly, she realized her craving for books sprang from her need to know how things would turn out. Because in real life, you don’t know how things will turn out. But if you write it, you do. Naked Truth or Equality the Forbidden Fruit is her first book.  

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