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Washington's Lady (Ladies of History, Bk. 3)
Washington's Lady - Ladies of History, Bk. 3
Author: Nancy Moser
She dreams of a quiet life with her beloved George, but war looms... — Though still a young woman, Martha Custis is a widow. But she is not without means and has no desire to remarry. Not, that is, until a striking war hero steps into her life and she realizes she is ready to love again. Yet she wonders whether this man, accustomed to courageous ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780764205002
ISBN-10: 0764205005
Publication Date: 6/2008
Pages: 352
Rating:
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4.1 stars, based on 36 ratings
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Book Type: Paperback
Members Wishing: 0
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TXGrobanite avatar reviewed Washington's Lady (Ladies of History, Bk. 3) on + 270 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
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.
JeffersonsAmbrosia avatar reviewed Washington's Lady (Ladies of History, Bk. 3) on + 98 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
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.
ASJ avatar reviewed Washington's Lady (Ladies of History, Bk. 3) on + 338 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
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.

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Helpful Score: 1
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.
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reviewed Washington's Lady (Ladies of History, Bk. 3) on + 61 more book reviews
"Washington's Lady" by Nancy Moser is a wonderful look into the life of our first First Lady. Martha Curtis Washington was George's wife long before he was the first president. And this historical fiction novel shares deeply from her perspective. In the book Moser shares deeply of Martha's feelings and actions especially relating to her family and most certainly George.

The novel is well written and easy to read. It is shows us how life was lived at the time our country was just being born, with all the hardships and joys. Martha experienced death numerous times in her family and was often haunted by the fear of her children and husband dying. Many illnesses that today are easily cured by antibiotics were deadly in Martha's day. In a personal note, while reading this book I had a bout with strep throat. I was in and out of the Dr. and pharmacy in an afternoon and feeling much better by the next morning. But for Mother Washington this was an illness to be feared and she had few tools with which to combat it. I am thankful we have doctors and medicines today that save us from the death and illness tha surrounded Martha and George.

Great read, "Washington's Lady"! While it does not give a lot of the traditional historical information found in traditional history books, there is enough to keep us focused on the terrible conditions and lives lost in the founding of our country.

Disclaimer: I received this book by using credits I had accumulated on the Paperback swap. All opinions are my own.


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