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Subject: Free Book to my Historical Fiction Friends
Date Posted: 10/17/2008 8:34 PM ET
Member Since: 4/16/2008
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Hello Everyone!

Well, I have a free book for you...it's Lucy by Ellen Feldman.  I had a couple people send me credits for this book so I figure in the spirit in which I received this book I will offer it free to someone here from the Historical Fiction boards. :)

I have not quite finished it but will do so by Friday of next week and then mail it out to the winner. If you are interested please PM me and on Friday I will pull a name out of the hat (provided there are more than one people that want it) and send it off to you!

So please let me know if you are interested!

And thank you again to those that helped me get this book in the first place. I have really enjoyed it and I appreciate it emensly!

Here is a brief description (from the back of the book):

One the eve of WWI, Assistant Secretary of the Navy FDR, fiercly ambitious and still untouched by polio, fell in love with his wife's social secretary, Lucy Mercer.  When Eleanor stumbled onto evidence of the affair, divorce was discussed, but honor and ambition won out.  Franklin promised he would never see Lucy again.

When Franklin and Lucy did meet again, it was across the divide of his illness and political ascendancy, her marriage and widowhood.  As he prepared to run for an unprecedented third term and lead America into another world war, he turned to Lucy for the warmth and unconditional approval Eleanor was unable to give. 

Based on recently discovered materials and incorporating a never-before-published footnote to the affair, Lucy is a remarkably sensitive insight into the private lives behind a public marriage.

Date Posted: 10/17/2008 9:49 PM ET
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Me, please!  It's on my WL.

Date Posted: 10/25/2008 7:47 PM ET
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Hi Donna - I will send the book out Monday to you :)

Date Posted: 10/25/2008 9:28 PM ET
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Thank you.  I really appreciate it.