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Mount Vernon Love Story: A Novel of George…

Mount Vernon Love Story: A Novel of George and Martha Washington

by Mary Higgins Clark

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An endearing story of Martha (Patsy) and George Washington. ( )
  VhartPowers | Dec 27, 2018 |
love the accurate history and the personal glimpse at George Washington. ( )
  carolynsuarez | Mar 29, 2015 |
A nice different type of book from her. It was nice to see that they are real people ( )
  suefitz1 | Apr 3, 2013 |
As one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, not too much is known about the private life of George and Martha Washington. In Mount Vernon Love Story: A Novel of George and Martha Washington, Mary Higgins Clark relies on extensive biographical and historical research to bring George Washington and his life and marriage fully into focus for readers. Dispelling the widespread belief that although George Washington married the wealthy widow Martha Dandridge Custis, his one true love was his best friend's wife, Sally Carey Fairfax, Mary Higgins Clark describes the marriage between George and Martha as one full of tenderness and passion - a bond between two people who shared their lives - even the bitter hardship of a winter in Valley Forge - in every way.

For a debut novel, I really thought this book was excellent. I love reading people's biographies and become really immersed in the time periods that are portrayed. I think it was truly a harsh time for both George and Martha Washington as well as for the country as a whole. I give this book an A+! ( )
  moonshineandrosefire | Jan 2, 2013 |
because this was m.h.clarke, i thought it would be a mystery. but anyway it was quite interesting, considering chart i am not interested in g.washington. ( )
  mahallett | May 7, 2012 |
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Damour, AnneTraductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Emond, LindaReadersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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In joyful memory of Warren and for Marilyn, Warren, David, Carol, and Patty who are the best of both of us.
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In Mount Vernon Love Story -- famed suspense writer Mary Higgins Clark's long-out-of-print first novel -- the bestselling author reveals the flesh-and-blood man who became the "father of our country" in a story that is charming, insightful, and immensely entertaining.

Always a lover of history, Mary Higgins Clark wrote this extensively researched biographical novel and titled it Aspire to the Heavens, after the motto of George Washington's mother. Published in 1969, the book was more recently discovered by a Washington family descendant and reissued as Mount Vernon Love Story. Dispelling the widespread belief that although George Washington married Martha Dandridge Custis, he reserved his true love for Sally Carey Fairfax, his best friend's wife, Mary Higgins Clark describes the Washington marriage as one full of tenderness and passion, as a bond between two people who shared their lives -- even the bitter hardship of a winter in Valley Forge -- in every way. In this author's skilled hands, the history, the love, and the man come fully and dramatically alive.

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"Mary Higgins Clark's interest in George Washington was first sparked by a radio series she was writing in the 1960s, called "Portrait of a Patriot, " vignettes of American presidents." "Always a lover of history, she wrote this biographical novel - her first book - and titled it Aspire to the Heavens, which was the family motto of George Washington's mother. With all events, dates, scenes and characters based on historical research, the book was published in 1969." "Its recent discovery by a Washington family descendent led to its reissue under its new title, Mount Vernon Love Story."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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