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The Emancipator's Wife: A Novel of Mary Todd Lincoln
     

The Emancipator's Wife: A Novel of Mary Todd Lincoln

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by Barbara Hambly
 

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As a girl growing up in Kentucky, she lived a sheltered, privileged life filled with picnics and plantation balls. Vivacious, impulsive, and intoxicated by politics, she is a Todd of Lexington, an aristocratic family whose ancestors defeated the British. But no one knows her secret fears and anxieties. Although she is courted by the most eligible suitors in the

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The Emancipator's Wife 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
SuperReaderChick More than 1 year ago
This book was an awesome read! It's about 600 pages, but the story pulls you right in and they go by quickly. I really enjoyed how the author blended historical accuracy along with a fictional twist. This book made me want to read up further on Abe Lincoln, the Civil War, and the great fire in Chicago. If you like fiction mixed with history, this book is a good one for you. Also it would give book clubs many great things to discuss post-reading. Overall this book was a winner and I look forward to reading more of Ms. Hambly's books.
gailaleaGS More than 1 year ago
I'm a native of Springfield, Il. President Lincoln died April 15, my birthday. So I already felt a connection to this icon. This historical novel about his wife is a poignant story of her childhood, youth, romance with Mr. Lincoln, her deep political interest, and her deep sorrow from her many losses of close relatives, and of course, her husband. Very worthwhile read for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I live in Springfield ,IL where Lincoln lived. I know and travel the streets that are talked about in this novel. This made it very special to me. This book told of the history of Lincolns personal life and what Springfield was like in the early days . Mary had a very sad life and this book really brought that out.
Jamie Eggleston More than 1 year ago
If you love history, this is an amazing look into Mary Todd Lincoln's life and the things she had to endure. Wonderfully written, characters were well round and drama made the book complete. Would definitely recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read.
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The story held my attention and was a pleasant read.
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If you are interested in the life of Mary Todd Lincoln, this book gives you a different perspective from her early childhood on.
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Barb Everist More than 1 year ago
I was sorry when i turned to the last page!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author starts the book with an apology to the confederacy for use of the word rebels but has no issue using the n word, that coupled with boring predictable characters makes it a total waste of 7 bucks