When seventeen year old Edith Carow rejected the marriage proposal of her earnest young suitor, twenty year old Teddy Roosevelt care calling, it was as an excited friend sharing wonderful news. He was going to marry Alice Lee of Boston.
The two young women couldnt have been more different. Edith was quiet, serious-minded, and always in tight control of her emotions, while Alice, nicknamed Sunshine, was vivacious, warm, and outgoing. Edith was a lifelong friend who grew up with Teddys sister Corinne. Alice was a flashing beauty who took his heart by storm.
In this thoroughly entertaining biographical novel, Dorthy Clarke Wilson paints intriguing portraits of these two dissimilar women whose love would shape the life and career of Theodore Roosevelt. A man of physical courage, deep integrity, and powerful ideals, T R began his political life in the New York State Assembly, dedicated to rooting out corruption. With his delightful wife Alice at his side, life promised to be wonderful. But when in one tragic day his mother died of typhoid and Alice died in childbirth. Teddy was heartbroken.
Edith Carow had always had room in her heart for only one man. She waited patiently while Teddy wrestled with his overwhelming grief. And when he was ready to pick up the pieces of his life again, Edith was there to help himall the way to the White House and beyond.
Spirited, engaging, and warmly romantic, Alice and Edith reveals the ever popular President and his beloved wives as theyve never been seen before.