I got The Engineer’s Wife, by Tracy Enerson Wood’s from Netgalley for a fair and honest review.

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The Engineers Wife tells the story of the building if the Brooklyn Bridge in New York, after the Civil War, by Captain Washington Roebling. However at a time when woman could not vote in The US, when her husband falls ill during the building of the bridge his wife Emily, takes more and more responsibility of the building of the bridge.


I really enjoyed reading the novel, as it was very easy and enjoyable to read, with each individual in the book being easily, recognized, although the story was told through the voice of Emily.

With Emily being the main person in the book, her story line, had to stand up to the scrutiny, during the length of the book. Which the writer Tracy Emerson wood, did really well in doing, taling her story from a young woman, who was shy when talking to people to someone who was able to help in the building of major engineering project.

Another thing the book did well was the time line, when a book covers a large period of time, it can get confusing for the reader, however in this book the chapter headings, were years were the events take place.



This was a very enjoyable book to read that took an historical story and made a really interesting, story, which to me is what historical fiction is meant to do, in addition to this the author, at the end of the book told you the reader where she changed the story to make it more interesting.


I would recommenced this book this book for any one who likes historical fiction set in a time period other than World War II, Europe, or if you want to sea what it was like for a woman in America shortly after The Civil War. Then I would recommenced Tracy Enerson Wood’s latest book, The Engineers Wife.


History of Broklyn Bridge

The bridge, is a mixture of a cable-stayed/suspension bridge in New York City, going across the East River the New York boroughs  Manhattan and Brooklyn. It was opened on May 24, 1883, the first fixed crossing across the East River. When it was opened,it was the longest suspension bridge in the world, with a main span of 1,595.5 feet (486.3 m) and a deck located 127 ft (38.7 m) above high water. It had a couple of names at firs, the New York and Brooklyn Bridge or the East River Bridge, it did not become the Brooklyn Bridge until 1915.

the writer of the Engineer;s wife
Tracy Enerson Wood


Authors Bio

Tracey Enerson Wood has always had a writing bug. While working as a Registered Nurse, starting her own Interior Design company, raising two children, and bouncing around the world as a military wife, she indulged in her passion as a playwright, screenwriter and novelist. She has authored magazine columns and other non-fiction, written and directed plays of all lengths, including Grits, Fleas and Carrots, Rocks and Other Hard Places, Alone, and Fog.

(from authors webstie)T
book cover of the Engneer's wife

The Engineer’s Wife

Tracy Enerson Wood

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