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Venita Ellick

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Venita Ellick was fated to be a writer. She was named for a character in a book her mother was reading at the time of the birth.

As a young girl, she spent so much time in libraries that librarians would save books for her almost daily visits. She began writing stories in the first grade, which her mother patiently read. The intervention of a career as an educator and raising three sons delayed her focus on writing, but she has now completed three novels. The Reluctant First Lady is her fourth.

Mistress of Mellyn by Victoria Holt and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen captivated her as a teenager. The power and imagery of the printed word made her wonder what each heroine was thinking and feeling. She wanted to be the woman with the cape an
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"Damn it, Ashley, be reasonable," Michael swore as he raked his hand through his hair.

"Reasonable? You've got to be kidding. I've never lied to you. From the beginning, I've made it abundantly clear I'm not interested in being involved in your political life. Why do you refuse to believe me?" Ashley shook her head in despair.

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The Reluctant First Lady

3.50 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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“Taking inspiration from her own experiences as a wife, mother, principal and teacher, Ellick creates a realistic and thought-provoking modern scenario for readers to ponder, based on a well-documented historic trend.”
Bainbridge Island Review
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“If a woman were elected president, would our nation expect her husband to be the official White House host?”
Venita Ellick

“If a woman chooses to support her husband and become First Lady, I believe she must do so with the understanding that the public expects the full-meal deal.”
Venita Ellick

“People vote for whom they believe will be the best president and representative for our country. The First Lady is not on the ballot.”
Venita Ellick

“An elegantly crafted novel, "The Reluctant First Lady" clearly documents author Venita Ellick as an exceptionally accomplished writer able to skillfully weave memorable characters into a riveting story line from beginning to end. As engaging as it is entertaining, "The Reluctant First Lady" is highly recommended for both personal reading lists and community library contemporary fiction collections.”
Midwest Book Review August 2013

“If a woman were elected president, would our nation expect her husband to be the official White House host?”
Venita Ellick

“Is a First Lady truly a necessity? Shouldn't each wife of a president have a right to choose to accept the position or not?”
Venita Ellick

“People vote for whom they believe will be the best president and representative for our country. The First Lady is not on the ballot.”
Venita Ellick

“Taking inspiration from her own experiences as a wife, mother, principal and teacher, Ellick creates a realistic and thought-provoking modern scenario for readers to ponder, based on a well-documented historic trend.”
Bainbridge Island Review




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