Book Reviews of First Lady

First Lady
First Lady
Author: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
ISBN-13: 9780380808076
ISBN-10: 0380808072
Publication Date: 2/1/2000
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 326 ratings
Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Paperback
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Really enjoyed this one. The epilogue was a little too "canned" and Pollyannaish, but otherwise, it was a book of likeable, believable characters.
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Wonderful, funny, warm book reinforcing the value of families. Left me with warm fuzzies!
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Inventive story line, and quite well written. This story included lots of humor, a little tasteful sex, and a peppy, though, of course, predictable plot. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this, and I think I read it in one day.
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Cornelia Case wants nothing more than to escape her life in the public eye. After her husband, the president of the United States was assassinated Cornelia longs to experience the ordinary. She manages to disguise herself and elude the secret service men tasked with her safety. On her adventure she meets up with Matt Jorvich who finds himself the guardian to two children Lucy and Button. Lucy at 14 whose Mother recently died has been raising Button by herself. Cornelia finds herself on a journey with the Jorvich to find the girls' grandmother. Along the way Cornelia finds herself part of a family.

First Lady was an enjoyable read. I thought the characters were endearing. The adventures they found themselves in were fun to listen to. First Lady isn't my favorite book by SEP. I can't really put my finger on why. I enjoyed the characters. Although I thought maybe towards the end that Cornelia and Matt were extremely stubborn in their resistance to their feelings for one another, Matt especially about having a family. If they would have just talked about things, misunderstandings could have been avoided. I know this review is short, but I just don't have much more to say about it. I enjoyed the story, but it wasn't my favorite by SEP. That about sums it up for me.

*Interesting factoid:* Lucy makes an appearance in SEPs latest release Call Me Irresistible as Teddy Beaudines fiancé.
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A wonderful story, as are all of Ms. Phillips\' novels.
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As a rule, I do not read romance novels. I picked this book up because the title caught my attention. From the beginning it was a page turner. The story is about someone having the most glamorous job (position) in the world but doesn't want it. She is a virtual prisoner in the White House and devises a means of escape and heads across the country with the secret service and FBI searching for her. She meets a man with two children he doesn't want and by joining him continues to elude her destiny. You realize that before the book ends she will fall in love with the children and with him. Yet even knowing this, the book keeps your attention. Since reading the book, I have become an avid Susan Elizabeth Phillips fan and have now read all of her books.
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Good story. . . the "good life" may not always be as good as it seems. Interesting development of story and changes in each life.
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The beautiful young widow of the President of the United States thought she was free of the White House, but circumstances have forced her back into the role of the First Lady. Not for long, however, because she's made up her mind to escape -- if only for a few days -- so she can live the life of an ordinary person. All she needs is the perfect disguise...and she's just found it. As an entire nation searches for her, the First Lady teams up with an infuriatingly secretive, quietly seductive stranger and two adorable little orphaned girls in need of a family. And all together they head out across the heartland chasing their own American Dream--on a wild journey, adventure, and glorious rebirth.
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The secret service is looking for her...when are they going to catch up to her? I didn't want to put the book down because I was waiting for the answer to that question. Good book! I recommend it!
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Great story. Easy reading but good plot.
First time I read this author and am looking
forward to reading more.
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First Lady of the white house is a widow. She wants to escape from her life and soon finds it. She meets a man with a secret of his own and two orphaned little girls. Together they take a journey across the heartland chasing their own American dream.
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This was the first book I read by this author and I found it charming. I read it twice.
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An interesting look into a ficitonal White House First Lady. A Good Read.
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The famous first lady decided she needed a break from the world of policics and wanted to be just a regular person again. The beautiful young widow of the President of the United States thought she was free of the White House, but circumstances have forced her back into the role of fist lady. Not for long however, because she's made up her mind to escape, if only for a few days, so she can live the life of an ordinary person. All she needs is the perfect disguise, and she'e just found it. With an entire nation searching for her, she meets a seductive man who has a secret of his own and an appeal that threatens to awaken the woman behind the national icon. With him are tow orphaned little girls desperate for a family. Together, they'll take a journey across the heartland chasing their own American dream.
A richly emotional story of self-discovery, celebrity, love and family. I enjoyed it very much
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Wonderful book. I liked the way Mat didn't sugarcoat his feelings toward the girls. The way he referred to the baby as Demon and Lucy as the teenager from hell. He wasn't all mushy. Yet, beneath his big gruff exterior, he truly cared about the children. He and Nealy make a great pair. I certainly wouldn't like to live with so much public exposure. This was really an eye opener about how celebraties are treated.
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Good book.
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I absolutely loved everything about this book. Nobody, and I mean NOBODY writes quite like SEP. Her characters in this story are so multidimensional, you forget they are made up people. And the plot kept me turning pages into the wee morning hours. She is the best romance writer I've ever read. And I read 'em all!
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Another good Susan Elizabeth Phllips book.
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How does the most famous woman in the world hide in plain sight? The beautiful young widow of the President of the United State thought she was free of the White House, but circumstances have forced her back into the role of First Lady. Not for long, however, because she's made up her mind to escape--if only for a few days--so she can live the life of an ordinary person. All she needs is the perfect disguise...and she's just found it.
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I loved this book. I laughed, I cried and had a good feeling at the end. As always Susan Elizabeth Phiilips is the best.
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This is my favorite book by Susan Elizabeth Phillips! It is on my keepers shelf, and it will always be there! The story of a run-away First Lady was just wonderful!
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Another good book from Susan Elizabeth Phillips.
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I literally couldn't put the book down. It had a great plot and some romance thrown in too!
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The human and family dynamics were so wonderfully portrayed that I actually cried during several passages! A nice change of pace having a book focus on the vital need for the ordinary in life...and the comforts of family.
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This is a awesome book about a first lady that is after my own heart. Excellent read.
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Pretty good book but not as good as many of hers.
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Book was very good.
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Fun and crazy story! Definitely recommend this book.
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I didn't finish this one because I couldn't stand Cornelia or Mat. I liked Lucy and Button but they weren't enough to carry the book for me. He was the biggest jerk in the world, especially towards the kids. Just because he has spent all his time raising his sisters doesn't mean he has to make Lucy do all the work of taking care of Button. It's hard to be respectful of Cornelia when she pretty much spends all her time being someone else's puppet. I really wanted to revoke her girl card because she was so pathetic. I know in the end she finds her voice, or at least I hope so but the road trip antics wasn't enough to keep my interest. I miss the humor and silliness that makes a typical Phillips book worthwhile.
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This is a fantastic tale of a famous American politician's wife, who goes "missing" on her own accord & hooks up with an instant family. It's funny, poignant & full of HOT moments.
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Ns. Anderson always pleases. One of the best romance writers around. Smart, funny, and heartfelt.
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How does the most famous woman in the world hide in plain sight? The beautiful young widow of the President of the United States thought she was free of the White House, but circumstances have forced her back into the role of First Lady. Not for long, however, because shhe's made up her mind to escape - if only for a few days - so she can live the life of an ordinary person. All she needs is the perfect disguise... and she's just found it.
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from the back---
The beautiful young widow of the President of the United States thought she was free of the White House, but circumstances have forced her back into the role of the First Lady. Not for long, however, because she's made up her mind to escape -- if only for a few days -- so she can live the life of an ordinary person. All she needs is the perfect disguise...and she's just found it. As an entire nation searches for her, the First Lady teams up with an infuriatingly secretive, quietly seductive stranger and two adorable little orphaned girls in need of a family. And all together they head out across the heartland chasing their own American Dream--on a wild journey, adventure, and glorious rebirth.
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love all her books
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Very entertaining!
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The beautiful young widow of the President of the United States thought she was free of the White House, but circumstances have forced her back into the role of the First Lady. Not for long, however, because she's made up her mind to escape -- if only for a few days -- so she can live the life of an ordinary person. All she needs is the perfect disguise...and she's just found it. As an entire nation searches for her, the First Lady teams up with an infuriatingly secretive, quietly seductive stranger and two adorable little orphaned girls in need of a family. And all together they head out across the heartland chasing their own American Dream--on a wild journey, adventure, and glorious rebirth.