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.
Not your typical Mary Higgins Clark novel. This is not a mystery, rather an intimate look at the relationship between George and Martha Washington. A great book for history buffs and romance readers alike!
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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+!
This is a very sweet, very refreshing story! I loved Mary Higgins Clark's portrayal of 'Patsy' (Martha Washington). As a fan of historical fiction, Mount Vernon Love Story sparked an interest in me to learn more about the life of our nation's first president.
This is the author's first novel, first published in 1969, long out-of-print. It was originally titled Aspire to the Heavens and was extensively researched by the author. It was recently discovered by a Washington family descendant and reissed with the new title in 2003.
VERY VERY cute book. all about washington and Martha's marriage. It's just so well written and a must read. nice light summer reading. a great mix of history and love. well researched and very accurate.
I really enjoyed this book a lot. I was used to Mary Higgins Clark's mysteries; I had not read other types of writing she had done. This was a love story. It did not take me very long at all. It was especially enjoyable since I had recently viewed the movie John Adams.