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Mount Vernon Love Story : A Novel of George and Martha Washington
Mount Vernon Love Story A Novel of George and Martha Washington
Author: Mary Higgins Clark
Charming, insightful and immensely entertaining in its unique presentation of one of America's legendary figures, Mount Vernon Love Story, by famed suspense writer Mary Higgins Clark, shows the reader the man behind the legend, a man of flesh, blood and passion, and in the author's skilled hands, the story and the man come fully and drama...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780743229876
ISBN-10: 0743229878
Publication Date: 6/18/2002
Pages: 224
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 83 ratings
Publisher: Simon Schuster
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 4
Not a "true biography" of George Washington it is very well researched and Clark deserves kudos for what is obviously a lot of hard work and time on her part. She thought very highly of General Washington and she makes him more human than any childs textbook. Very sweet story and made me want to learn more about George and Martha. I would read it again and again if there weren't so many great books out there about Washington and his family.
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Helpful Score: 3
Mary Higgons Clark reveals the flesh-and-blood man who became "father of our country" in s story that is charming,insightful, and immensely entertaining. I most enjoyed it!
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This quick read of the love story between George and Martha Washington was delightful. It was well written and totally absorbing. The author not only told a good story but also refreshed some long forgotten history lessons! I totally enjoyed it.
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Helpful Score: 2
From Our Editors
In 1968, an unknown writer named Mary Higgins Clark published her first book, a historical novel called Aspire to the Heavens: A Portrait of George Washington. Although Higgins and readers were fond of the fiction, it went out of print, quickly becoming eclipsed by her more famous mystery novels. Widely sought by collectors (first editions fetch $200-$500), the romantic novel gained an almost mythic status among Mary Higgins Clark aficionados. Now retitled and returned to print, this touching love story will win the hearts of a new generation of readers.

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Originally published as Aspire to the Heavens: A Portrait of George Washington

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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.
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I liked the way the author brought characters that we've all heard about to life. It may not be total fact, but was interesting reading, especially since I have visited Mt. Vernon and the area George Washington grew up in. I liked this book very much.
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Great insight on the marriage of George and Martha. A very sweet story - definitely G rated.
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I really enjoyed this book. at first when I seen the title thought ick a history book. This is history but a real romance also. you will love it
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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+!
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I really liked this book. It gave me a whole new view of young George Washington's life.
dawn11 avatar reviewed Mount Vernon Love Story : A Novel of George and Martha Washington on + 11 more book reviews
I don't read many books of this type, but found it interesting and learned some facts about our first president. This book helps you see George Washington as a 'regular' person.
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This was actually a great book. The father of our country, a love story, historical events, and much more. I have read this twice and was even more intrigued the second reading.
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While I am sure that most of the book is fiction, it is a beautiful love story about an important figure in American History. If even part of this is true it puts a personal touch on what we all have learned in school regarding our 1st president. I would definitely recommend it.
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A paperbadck book - different ISBN from above, but ISBN 0743448944 does not come up with a paperback option. This is a very delightful historical book.


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