Mount Vernon Love Story

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Mount Vernon Love Story: A Novel of George and Martha Washington

by Mary Higgins Clark

My rating:4 of 5 stars ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦

I Mount Vernon Love Story: A Novel of George and Martha Washingtonlove to read is historical fiction so when I became acquainted with the Mount Vernon Ladies Association, I was offered the chance to purchase Mount Vernon Love Story autographed by Mary Higgins Clark. This was her first published novel and this is a re-release of it.

George Washington is such an immortalized figure in American History, that I feel he has just become a stone statue and people don’t see him as ever being a real man. Mary Higgins Clark has chiseled away at this rock and revealed a more sensitive side to the myth and legend of George Washington though the emotions of love, fulfillment, longing and loss. George’s story begins when he was a fatherless boy, in an unhappy childhood home and goes through the last few days of his Presidency. Gratefully she had stayed away from the “wooden teeth” storyline (although they were horse and animal dentures, not wood…. I’ve seen them). The reader comes to understand the reasons he didn’t marry the love of his life and how it affected his marrage to Martha.

* As a note, this book doesn’t involve the recanting of military battles or presidential decrees, but cleverly, major events in history are mentioned as a reference to the timeframe.

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