Lettie's Plight by Michael Bussa
Born in Bethnal Green, a slum in Victorian England, Lettie was a precocious child. Her mother put her to work at the age of seven, and Lettie vowed that she would leave home and never return, even if it killed her.
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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.
A twisted little period piece... I read, Splinter, another short story by Bussa and was so blown away by it I decided to have another look at his work. I was hesitant at first because I usually don't read stories set in 1800's. I am not saying they're bad, it just doesn't interest me. That said, this story was nearly as well-crafted as Splinter. It moves at a good pace and has a tone and setting that was easy to envision. Lettie's Plight is about the struggle of a woman, born in an early, unfair, time in the "Darkest of London." Lettie vows that she will leave her family and never fall into the trap that her mother did. When she realizes, one day, that it's exactly what happened, she creates a plan to leave her abusive husband -- but not without a twist or two. Lettie's plight will capture you from the beginning and keep you turning the pages to the unexpected ending. Clayton Moore