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Mount Vernon Love Story by Mary Higgins Clark
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bookshelves: historical-fiction, adult-fiction, young-adult

A fictionalized account of the full life of George and Martha Washington based on solid research, but embroidered with motives, conversations and emotions, this account is a bit slow and hard to follow for lower readers. It bounces back and forth because its narrative frame is Washington’s leaving office after his second term as President. Most of the story is told in a series of chronological flashbacks beginning with his life as a youth establishing his relationship with his mother and brothers, his background as surveyor and soldier, his crush on his good friend’s wife (all very proper) and his growing love for Martha “Patsy” Custis, then the rest of their life together.
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