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PDF É BOOK The Secret Wife of Aaron Burr ´ JOHNSCYCLINGDIARY Þ [KINDLE] ❅ The Secret Wife of Aaron Burr Author Susan Holloway Scott – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk Inspired by a woman and events forgotten by history bestselling author Susan Holloway Scott weaves together carefully researched fact and fInspired by a woman and events forgotten by history bestselling author Susan Holloway Scott weaves together carefully researched fact and fiction to tell the story of Mary Emmons and the place she held in the life and the heart of the notorious Aaron Burr He was a hero of the Revolution a brilliant politician lawyer and very nearly president; a skillful survivor in a raw new country filled with constantly shifting loyalties Today Aaron Burr is remembered for the fatal duel that killed rival Alexander Hamilton But long befo From the first sentence I was immediately invested in Mary’s story Even now weeks after finishing it this book has not let me go As soon as I met Mary I felt a strong connection to her and concern for her It never felt like she was just a character––she was a person who I truly cared about Not only is Mary’s character beautifully written but the other characters such as Aaron Burr and his wife Theodosia are written in a way that truthfully depicts the complicated people they were At times I was drawn into Burr’s charm At other times I despised him It’s nearly impossible to settle on a single feeling toward Burr throughout the course of the story which is part of what makes the book so hard to put downAs someone who studies and interprets this era of American history on a daily basis I truly appreciate and admire the thorough research that went into this book With so few details known of Mary’s actual story it’s really moving to see her come to life on these pages This story offers a glimpse into the 18th century through the eyes of an enslaved woman––a perspective far too often ignored or relegated to the sidelines This book will entirely change your view of the time periodI highly recommend this book Look out for it this September have a box of tissues ready and set aside a weekend to read read read because you will not be able to put it downI received this book from the publisher in return for an honest review

The Secret Wife of Aaron BurrInspired by a woman and events forgotten by history bestselling author Susan Holloway Scott weaves together carefully researched fact and fiction to tell the story of Mary Emmons and the place she held in the life and the heart of the notorious Aaron Burr He was a hero of the Revolution a brilliant politician lawyer and very nearly president; a skillful survivor in a raw new country filled with constantly shifting loyalties Today Aaron Burr is remembered for the fatal duel that killed rival Alexander Hamilton But long befo From the first sentence I was immediately invested in Mary’s story Even now weeks after finishing it this book has not let me go As soon as I met Mary I felt a strong connection to her and concern for her It never felt like she was just a character––she was a person who I truly cared about Not only is Mary’s character beautifully written but the other characters such as Aaron Burr and his wife Theodosia are written in a way that truthfully depicts the complicated people they were At times I was drawn into Burr’s charm At other times I despised him It’s nearly impossible to settle on a single feeling toward Burr throughout the course of the story which is part of what makes the book so hard to put downAs someone who studies and interprets this era of American history on a daily basis I truly appreciate and admire the thorough research that went into this book With so few details known of Mary’s actual story it’s really moving to see her come to life on these pages This story offers a glimpse into the 18th century through the eyes of an enslaved woman––a perspective far too often ignored or relegated to the sidelines This book will entirely change your view of the time periodI highly recommend this book Look out for it this September have a box of tissues ready and set aside a weekend to read read read because you will not be able to put it downI received this book from the publisher in return for an honest review

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The Secret Wife of Aaron Burr ¼ He now widowed Theodosia marries Colonel Aaron Burr As Theodosia sickens with the fatal disease that will finally kill her Mary and Burr are drawn together into a private world of power and passion and a secret tangled union that would have shocked the nation Praise for I Eliza Hamilton Scott's devotion to research is evident a rewarding take on a fascinating historical couple Library Journal Readers will be captivated Publishers Weekly starred review Packed with political and historical as well as domestic details Booklis I couldn’t put this book down once I’d started it — this book drew me in right away and kept me turning pages and starting new chapters long after bedtime That’s partly obviously because it’s a truly gripping story that’s been deeply researched and sensitively told and partly because I suspect I just really wanted to get to the part where things get better for Mary But ignore that cover art — this isn’t a romance novel and it doesn’t follow romance novel expectations and tropes In the end and long before that I was glad and grateful for thatI spend enough time in this era to have already formed my own opinion about Burr and long before certain delightful musicals tried to redeem him somewhat and this book definitely didn’t do a thing to yank him up from the low rung I’ve got him hung on The character of Theodosia is also pretty unlikable despite all sorts of indications that she might be someone — were the story told in some other less honest way — with whom I might feel I could connect She’s smart restless well read daring clever and so on Prime material for the usual heroine stuff But this isn’t her story It’s Mary’s storyAnd Mary of course isn’t even her name Sold into slavery by an uncle at a very young age things go badly and then get increasingly worse for our narrator But as other reviewers have noted her strength self respect and determination only grow over time and help her navigate very treacherous waters throughout a difficult often tragic life But there are moments of light and love and without the author ever once resorting to sugar coating or forgetting the realities of the tale Susan Scott is very up front about how little about Mary’s life we actually know but her obviously thorough primary research means that real lived lives pulse through on every page It’s a book rich with authentic voices and stories from the past that deserve to be heardA very worthy addition to anyone’s shelf Thoroughly researched beautifully written unflinchingly told Don’t miss this one It will stay with you long after the last page is read KINDLE ✓ The Secret Wife of Aaron Burr Ü Susan Holloway Scott

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Susan Holloway Scott Ü The Secret Wife of Aaron Burr MOBI Re that single shot destroyed Burr's political career there were other dark whispers about him that he was untrustworthy a libertine a man unafraid of claiming whatever he believed should be hisSold into slavery as a child in India Mary Emmons was brought to an America torn by war Toughened by the experiences of her young life Mary is intelligent resourceful and strong She uickly gains the trust of her new mistress Theodosia Prevost and becomes indispensable in a complicated household filled with intrigue especially when t Don't be fooled by the title The Secret Wife of Aaron Burr isn't a romantic fantasy but the saga of a young slave girl sold away from her homeland to the British colonies in America at the very dawn of the Revolution Nor is this a traditional story of slavery on a big plantation either Mary is a slave on a farm owned by Theodosia Provost who later marries Aaron Burr in New Jersey She is a first hand witness not only to the Revolution and the creation of the country but also many of the Founding Fathers themselves Her observations on the hypocrisy of famous men who preach freedom but owned slaves are tart and poignantBut this isn't a book about politics It's about Mary a strong smart woman who never gives up on her dreams and how her life becomes tragically woven together with the people who own her Not always an easy book to read but it's worth every minute you give it I guarantee this is one heroine you will remember Highly recommended for book clubs because there's so much to discuss Disclosure I received this book in return for an honest review