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First Lady
First Lady
Author: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
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 ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780380808076
ISBN-10: 0380808072
Publication Date: 2/1/2000
Pages: 384
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 332 ratings
Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Paperback
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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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Wonderful, funny, warm book reinforcing the value of families. Left me with warm fuzzies!
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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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Grade B:

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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Great story. Easy reading but good plot.
First time I read this author and am looking
forward to reading more.
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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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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.