Struggles of the Women Folk

Fiction - Historical - Personage
112 Pages
Reviewed on 08/24/2016
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Author Biography

Twitter: @TbrownM
Skype: TM Brown

Tina Brown was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Masters of Science degree in Systems Engineering. Tina is also the mother of two amazing people and the grandmother to the cutest little boy ever!

1. A Life Not My Own (Version 2):
She recently assumed copyright privileges to her first book, "A Life Not My Own", and re-published it independently. Tina shares her personal experiences of child abuse and neglect, her struggles as a teenager and in her young adult life. This book started as a journal, an attempt to address many of the secrets she had pushed to the back in her mind

2. Just Between Us – Inspiring Stories by Women
In this 5 STAR rated, FREE eBook, Tina joined forces with Janice Ross, Selena Haskins, Adrienne Thompson, Tamika Christy and Nicole Dunlap as they share a collection of short stories about the life challenges that they overcome.

3. Struggles of the Women Folk
In this book, Tina creates an engaging, fictional, though powerful piece from the stories that her grandmother shared with her as a child.

4. Tethered Angel
This is PART TWO of Struggles of the Women Folk. Angel has a special gift hearing the thoughts of the people around her, but only if she reminds pure in mind and heart.

She shares her inspirational stories of encouragement and invites you to visit her website at or contact her directly -

    Book Review

Reviewed by Ray Simmons for Readers' Favorite

If Oprah Winfrey reads Struggles of the Womenfolk by T.M. Brown, it will probably be made into a movie one day. I say this because I know Oprah feels strongly about a lot of things, and two of the things she feels most strongly about are the struggles of women and the struggles of black people who grew up in the particular time and era of the South after slavery and before the civil rights movement. I was ten years old in 1968 so I missed the worst of the post-civil war life depicted by T.M. Brown in Struggles of the Womenfolk, but I remember the atmosphere of hate and oppression. Struggles of the Womenfolk opens in 1944 and the author captures the tone of the time and era brilliantly.

I’m going to go out on a limb here and compare Struggles of the Womenfolk to The Color Purple. Struggles of the Womenfolk worked better for me personally because it is less poetic and more realistic in my own humble opinion. T.M. Brown lets the characters tell their story and many of them are not poets, though their lives are the stuff that poetry is carved from. The dialect and dialogue are accurate. The depictions of black life at that time are accurate and direct. Struggles of the Womenfolk may be fated to become an American classic and for me it confirmed something I have always suspected: no matter how bad it is for the men, it is worse for the women. A great American novel.