Nancy Moser does it again. I usually don't like first person view point in novels, but the way she writes it actually makes me feel that i'm right there with the main character.
Martha Washington had a lot of death in her life and when the war came I can only imagine how she felt. She wanted a quiet life with George on their Mount Vernon plantation, but that was not meant to be.
This is an excellent book and at the very end, Nancy Moser has a section that seperates fact from fiction which I love-not many authors do that.
Highly recommended!!! I can't wait for Nancy's next book. This is going on my keeper shelf.
Nancy Moser does it again. Washingtons Lady is an absolute masterpiece. And a fine tribute to the lady who stood alongside Americas first president, our reluctant and yet dutiful hero. All those who know me know how much I adore this time of American History and this book lives up to my passion for it. Admittedly I do not know as much about George Washington and Martha as I would like, as I am a Jefferson girl (can you guess) But is books like this that make me crave to learn more about him and his Martha.
In this book we follow Marthas story we meet her at the time of the death of her first husband and how she will move forward from there. Married only 7 years to that first husband, she was left the wealthiest widow in Virginia. She rejects many suitors, as she hasnt found one who can capture her heart or inkling like that. Enter Colonel George Washington. Their match truly was a love match, and Martha stayed beside George through it all.
There were times when Martha did not wish the path that George took, but she was still by his side. She may have disagreed with her old man but she always supported him. The book does make a point at the very end to say that many say without George Washington we would not have America, which is very true. And the book than goes onto say, Without Martha Washington there would be no George. And this comment is also true. Behind every great man is a great woman. This book has taken place as the best book that I have read this year. I highly encourage anyone and everyone to pick it up, and read it.
Excellent telling of Martha Washington's life. Makes you want to learn more about her and George. At the end of the books there is a nice section about fact or fiction in the story. Most of the books is all fact.
I love to find books that respectfully "humanize" the greats who founded our country and this book is a good example. We are so used to the images we see on our currency, or stern portraits in museums, that we can forget that the Washingtons and others of that time were real, living, breathing, loving, hurting people. I am posting the book just because I thought it too good to not share.