Wednesday, July 6, 2022

WHY SPORT THE BOB?

 Why don't the majority of women still wear their hair long? How come each of us isn't running around with a bun at the back of our head? Hmm...

I wondered about this. As an author who mostly writes historical novels, I wanted to know when it became popular for women to cut their hair short.








It seems to trace back to the bob. This hairstyle, inspired by Joan of Arc, gained popularity after World War I. The female population had the right to vote and were entering the workforce. I can imagine the freedom from not needing to carry around the heavy weight of long hair. (I decided to have my long, long hair cut short last year. It felt wonderful!)


Even more than freedom from the weight of the long hair or the care of it, young women bobbed their hair as a statement of equality. They were working along side of men and wanted to be seen as equal to them. The bob was one way to do that, making their hair similar in length to a man's. (Though not quite as short as a man's. That would need to wait for the 1960s.)





At the same time, women bound their breasts and dieted to gain a boyish figure. The flapper image is the perfect example of this. All to further two things--rebellion and equality for women.


Today, I wear my hair short and never consider that I want to be like a man. Amazing to think back and consider how my favorite hairstyle started...








Want to escape into the romantic past? Check out Brewster's Baby. A guaranteed happily-ever-after along with suspense and history.

So many life topics take place in this story. A lot of characters to read about. Each bringing a different prospective to the book. I highly recommend reading this story. (Kindle Reviewer)

 

He wants her, needs her. But, will he ever find a way to express his emotions to her?


Michael Brewster needs a wife as he sets up a new business. That’s all! No complications or tender feelings will soften his hard heart or get in the way of his plans to build an empire.

Hetty Fields arrives by train on the very day of the first Oklahoma Land Run. She’s a day late, upsetting her groom's perfect schedule. Add to that, she does something to him that threatens to awaken his sleeping emotions. And then he sees the baby…

Why didn’t she warn him about the baby? How can he want a woman he doesn’t entirely trust?

If you enjoy sweet romance set against historical events with light suspense, this book is one for you to read!

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