The Accidental Senator

The Accidental Senator

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by Dixie Swanson
     
 

The US political system's a mess. Anything that's good for 99% of the people is blocked by the lobbyists for the 1%.

When Dr. Abby Adams is appointed to fill the few remaining months in her late sister's Senate term, she is appalled at how things are REALLY done in government. Unable to "shut up and smile," she turns Washington on its ear.

But she is not alone.

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Overview

The US political system's a mess. Anything that's good for 99% of the people is blocked by the lobbyists for the 1%.

When Dr. Abby Adams is appointed to fill the few remaining months in her late sister's Senate term, she is appalled at how things are REALLY done in government. Unable to "shut up and smile," she turns Washington on its ear.

But she is not alone. Regina Temple, the African-American woman who became her guardian when the sisters were orphaned, is a woman of spirit and grace. Later Regina took in her own nephew, Duke, now a six-foot five-inch, Phi Beta Kappa law student at Georgetown. The patchwork family is small, but mighty.

You'll cry, you'll laugh out loud, you may even stand up and cheer for this firecracker of a novel, the first in The Accidental President Trilogy, A Political Fable for Our Time.

Editorial Reviews

Anne Englander
If you want a quick read and a kick-ass heroine, this is it! Abby takes over her sister's Senate seat and watch heads roll. She is beholding to no one! No special interest groups, no FAT CATS, no one intimidates Abby! And she gets things DONE! Hey, Congress, you could learn a thing or two. Wonderful characters, Regina and Duke steal the show now and then. I can't wait for the next two books of the trilogy!!!
Joe Devonshire
I'm a guy who reads "guy romance" novels where things blow up every five pages. Heard about the book, bought it and was hooked on the first page. Abigail Adams is defnitely a woman I want to get to know. Smart, good looking and can think on her feet. From [the senate] she gets into various troubles and ends up getting her ass chewed in the Oval Office...Highly recommend it. Great story line.
Jacquelyn Mitchard
Dixie Swanson imagines the snake pit of insider politics with savvy, snap and uncommon freshness ... her characters feel very real. We might have met them before in the scarlet skirt and scarlet tie of power gone rogue.

Jacquelyn Mitchard,
Author, The Deep End of the Ocean
Oprah's First Book Club Author
Karleen Koen
Fresh, entertaining, funny, "The Accidental Senator" is not to be missed. It's a sassy look inside the Beltway. Swanson has a unique voice...Do yourself a favor. Read this!

Karleen Koen, NY Times Bestselling Author
"Through a Glass Darkly"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780983329305
Publisher:
Prose Publishing
Publication date:
09/28/2011
Pages:
318
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

What People are saying about this

Karleen Koen
Fresh, entertaining, funny. The Accidental Senator is not to be missed ... Swanson has a unique voice. do yourself a favor. Read this! (Karleen Koen, bestselling author of Through a Glass Darkly)
Jacquelyn Mitchard
Dixie Swanson imagines the snake pit of insider politics with savvy snap and uncommon freshness ... her characters feel very real. We might have met them before, wearing the scarlet skirt and scarlet tie of power gone rogue. (Jacquelyn Mitchard, Author of The Deep End of the Ocean and Oprah's first Book Club Author)

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