EQUAL Parts: A tale of ambition, politics and passion inspired by actual events

EQUAL Parts: A tale of ambition, politics and passion inspired by actual events

by Vicky Moon


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EQUAL Parts: A tale of ambition, politics and passion inspired by actual events by Vicky Moon

In the powerful, intoxicating atmosphere of Washington, D.C., Isabelle Benton Stoker, a stylish interior designer in Georgetown, falls in love with Johnathan Dent, a prominent and very married attorney. They spend blissful times at out-of-the-way cafés, lunch-hour getaways and the iconic art museums of the Nation’s Capital. After all, who would suspect the hard-working lawyer from the horse country of Middleburg, Virginia would take such a chance?

When Johnathan Dent finds himself a candidate for a U.S. Senate seat, he agonizes over an affair that could destroy his political ambitions, and perhaps even his career. Gennifer Flowers, Fannie Fox and Donna Rice became famous for doing just that. Could Isabelle Stoker do the same?

EQUAL Parts explores this classic tale of love and betrayal inspired by all too familiar events. It’s a story that has captivated historians since Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemmings, Dwight Eisenhower and Kay Summersby, John Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe, and Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky, to name just a few. Does it always have to end badly?

EQUAL Parts is set in Richmond, Charlottesville and Middleburg, against a vivid backdrop of fast horses and colorful characters. With a fusion of money and mayhem, the book weaves in rampaging foxhounds, wild women and several riveting plot twists.


"A captivating read on scandal and power in the nation's capital, written by a Washington insider."—Kerry Sanders, NBC News Correspondent

"Author and equestrienne Vicky Moon writes clearly and with great sensitivity on subjects ranging from Jackie Kennedy's love of horses to the fascinating quirks of the celebrities and ordinary residents of Middleburg, Virginia. She brings to this novel an insider's knowledge of the glamour, mystique and intrigue that make up the innermost enclaves of Washington, D.C. I see a movie deal in the making!" –- Marion Elizabeth Rogers, author of Mencken: The American Iconoclast, Oxford University Press.

"A juicy read that will have Washington insiders not only guessing - but arguing - who the characters are in real life.” -- Kevin Chaffee, Senior Editor Washington Life

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780961768355
Publisher: Waverly Lee Media, LLC
Publication date: 08/24/2016
Sales rank: 1,292,175
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Vicky Moon has chronicled prominent and powerful personalities in Washington, D.C. for People Magazine, The Washington Post and Town and Country. She is a columnist for the influential Washington Life magazine. Through the past several decades she has covered inaugural balls, interviewed members of Congress and White House insiders. Her contacts include ambassadors, well-known fellow journalists and behind the scenes handlers and consultants in the Nation’s Capital who strive for smooth landings and happy endings at all costs.
Ms. Moon lives in the nearby posh horse country of Middleburg, Virginia, made famous when President John Kennedy and his equestrian-enthusiast wife, Jackie, discovered the rolling, verdant countryside where their children, Caroline and John, romped on long weekends. Ms. Moon’s book, The Private Passion of Jackie Kennedy Onassis: Portrait of A Rider, portrayed the vital role horses played throughout the life of the iconic First Lady.
This pocket of posh, one hour west and a lifetime away from the stress and mess of petty politics, campaign strategy and intrusive lobbyists, has been home to Senator John Warner, who married his second wife, actress Elizabeth Taylor, at his Atoka Farm. (For those counting he was her sixth husband.), television journalist Brit Hume and Academy Award-winning actor Robert Duvall. Presidents Johnson, Reagan and Clinton have all spent time here. All of which led to Ms. Moon’s best-selling The Middleburg Mystique: A Peek Inside the Gates of Middleburg, Virginia.
A lifelong equestrian, Ms. Moon has written articles on racing, polo, steeplechasing and show jumping. As a garden and design aficionado, her articles on homes and gardens have been published in Southern Accents, Veranda and House and Garden. Ms. Moon was a co-founder, publisher, editor and consultant for The Middleburg Life, a monthly publication in the Virginia horse country. Her eight books include: The Official Middleburg Life Cookbook, Best Dressed Southern Salads, A Sunday Horse: Inside the Grand Prix Show Jumping Tour, Equestrian Style, Golf Style and The Stylish Life: Equestrian.
Ms. Moon was a producer and appeared on Dominick Dunne’s “Power Privilege and Justice” about the murder trial of arms heiress Susan Cummings and also appeared on A&E City Confidential. She lives in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Middleburg, VA with her husband, sportswriter Leonard Shapiro. She can be reached at vickymoon.com or vickyannmoon@aol.com.

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