This is a wonderful story of the personal history of the man, giving some insight to his relationships - with his mother, brother, friends, and Martha Patsy of course! Now I look forward to seeking out other works about our first President! Jan 17, Becky B rated it it was ok. I thought it was poorly written and boring.
It's billed as a biographical novel but I just didn't feel it. It was more like biography switches to novel and switches back. I felt that was helpful because Mary Higgins Clark references many people without a background information on them. But if you do know a bit about the topic then there are a few themes in the book that will make you go "What?! I didn't hate it but my two stars are generous Jun 05, Melody Savage rated it really liked it Shelves: wholesome-adult-lit.
I love finding books written for adults that I can read and enjoy! Who knew Mary Higgins Clark wrote historical fiction? I believe it was her first novel, having, reportedly, done extensive research on George Washington, trying to ferret out the truth of his interest in his neighbor, Sally Carey Fairfax. I can still see a bit of her own spin, but it was a delightful spin.
It was as much of a love story of George Washington and his beloved Mr. Vernon as it was a love story between him and Clean. Vernon as it was a love story between him and "Patsy" Martha Custis. At any rate, reading it before visiting Mt. Vernon added depth to my experience there. May 03, Heidi rated it really liked it. My first time reading Mary Higgins Clark.
This is not her usual mystery book. This was her very first book she wrote, a historical fiction about George and Martha Washington. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Some really great insights into what the life of George Washington was like. Each chapter in the book is a different time period it jumps around , so sometimes I had to go back and think about when this was happening. But every chapter, no matter what time period, is filled with a longing to get ba My first time reading Mary Higgins Clark.
But every chapter, no matter what time period, is filled with a longing to get back to Mount Vernon. My husband read , so it was interesting to compare notes from both books. I really recommend this book for a meaningful and enjoyable read! Easy read of historical fiction in which President Washington is returning to Mount Vernon after completing his 2nd term as President and flashback to various events in life from about age 16 until It focuses on his personal side and relationships with family and friends.
Not sure how many "liberties" the author took in writing of these personal items, but q Easy read of historical fiction in which President Washington is returning to Mount Vernon after completing his 2nd term as President and flashback to various events in life from about age 16 until Not sure how many "liberties" the author took in writing of these personal items, but quick, easy read which explores a side of Washington rarely discussed in history class.
This is Mary Higgins Clark's first novel.
It can also be found under the name, "Mt. Vernon Love Story. There is historical value in reading it and I also found it refreshing since most of the books about George Washington discuss his love for his best friends wife, Sally Fairfax. Perhaps the other books are more historically accurate but I liked this one even if it was more of a fantasy than reality.
Jan 21, Ashley rated it liked it Shelves: Although I love reading about George Washington and think he is an incredible man, this book was basically just fluff and really didn't cover him or his relationship with Martha as much as I would have liked.
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Clark said she did a lot of research, so I think she should have filled the book out more and written more in-depth. Basically, I wish David McCullough would have written this book.
Although not my favorite genre, I picked it up because of the author, and thorougly enjoyed it. Oct 11, Linda K. This is a delightful novel about the nation's hero George Washington.
Mount Vernon Love Story: A Novel of George and Martha Washington by Mary Higgins Clark
I very much enjoyed this delightful novel about George and Martha Washington. My only criticism is that I wish it had been written in more depth. Feb 02, Diana rated it it was amazing. I loved this book. I read the series "Prelude To Glory" about George Washington and the Revolutionary War and this just added such a personal touch to such a great man. His life was such a mixture of challenges and blessings. Jan 15, Megan rated it liked it Shelves: historical-fiction. Clark's first book, which I hadn't even known existed until it was re-issued. A good solid story, if a little dull at times.
Sep 12, Gloria Arrington rated it it was amazing. This help make George Washington into a real person. It helped to understand his choices and resolve. I love history that comes alive as this book did.
I highly recommend it. Jun 12, Naomi rated it liked it. Just a really nice piece of fiction work regarding the marriage of George and Martha Washington. It was an incredibly light read, but it was sweet. Oct 11, Faith Nathu rated it liked it. From the beginning of the read I was so eager to read such a late love story that I knew nothing about. It was tough to get used to the way Mary Higgins wrote but it was a great story. I enjoyed it. A love story about George and Martha Washington. It is now published as "A Mt. Vernon Love Story". There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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Mary Higgins Clark. She has also written five holiday suspense novels with Carol Higgins Clark and The Cinderella Murder, a new thriller in collaboration with bestselling novelist Alafair Burke. About The Author.
Mary Higgins Clark. About The Reader. Linda Emond. Product Details. Resources and Downloads. Get a FREE e-book by joining our mailing list today! More books from this author: Mary Higgins Clark. See more by Mary Higgins Clark. More books from this reader: Linda Emond. See more by Linda Emond. Her family and friends called her Patsy. George always called her "my dearest Patsy" and wore a locket with her picture around his neck.
In Mount Vernon Love Story, Mary Higgins Clark tells the story of a rare marriage and brings to life the human side of the man who became the "father of our country. Mount Vernon Love Story. E-mail: hello litmir. Laos — autopsie d'une monarchie assassinee.