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The Secret Wife of Aaron Burr Inspired 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 rememberedfor the fatal duel that killed rival Alexander Hamilton But long before 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 his.Sold 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 quickly gains the trust of her new mistress, Theodosia Prevost, and becomes indispensable in a complicated household filled with intrigue especially when the 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 evidenta rewarding take on a fascinating historical couple Library JournalReaders will be captivated Publishers Weeklystarred review Packed with political and historical as well as domestic details Booklist Best Download Books The Secret Wife of Aaron Burr By Susan Holloway Scott – wildweaves.co.uk

New Read [ The Secret Wife of Aaron Burr] author [ Susan Holloway Scott ]For Kindle ePUB or eBook – wildweaves.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 512 pages
  • The Secret Wife of Aaron Burr
  • Susan Holloway Scott
  • 16 August 2018
  • 1496719182

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  1. 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 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 down.As someone who studies and interprets this era of American history on a...

  2. Last night, I finished The Secret Life of Aaron Burr my phone autocorrected that to Butt and I was half tempted to leave it that way I have so many complicated feelings about this book I loved Mary dearly I disliked Theodosia Full disclosure I didn t love Aaron Burr the man before this book, but I definitely did not like Aaron Burr the character anyby the end of it Susan Holloway Scott, I don t know how you do it but the complexity in this book was ever present I understood Mary Last night, I finished The Secret Life of Aaron Burr my phone autocorrected that to Butt and I was half tempted to leave it that way I have so many complicated feelings about this book I loved Mary dearly I disliked Theodosia Full disclosure I didn t love Aaron Burr the man before this book, but I definitely did not like Aaron Burr the character an...

  3. 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 th 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 poignant.But 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...

  4. 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 e 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 that.I spend enough time in this era to have already formed my own opinion about Burr and long before certain delightful musicals tried t...

  5. I really, really enjoyed reading this book The story moves quickly and steadily There is TONS of wonderful historical detail and a concerted effort to make sure the information is accurate, from clothing to actions to material culture This is a book I would love to see made into a film It s a story and perspective that needs to be told The story follows Mary from her childhood into adulthood Her perspective is eye opening she is an enslaved woman, and the reader experiences everything as I really, really enjoyed reading this book The story moves quickly and steadily There is TONS of wonderful historical detail and a concerted effort to make sure the information is accurate, from clothing to actions to material culture This is a book I would love to see made into a film It s a story and perspective that needs to be told The story follows Mary from her childhood into adulthood Her perspective is eye opening she is an enslaved woman, and the reader experiences everything as she is pushed along through her young life from one side of the world to quite literally the other Susan Holloway Scott delves into the history of a woman who she admittedly had very little information to start with and created a character the reader immediately connects with Mary is wickedly intelligent and yearns for a life of her own Mary s story may be a tiny little blip in history...

  6. I had the great fortune to read this marvelous book pre publication and recommend it highly to any HAMILTON fan, any Revolutionary War buff, anyone with interest in honest and ultimately feminist historical fiction Scott has taken an untold fact of history that Aaron Burr fathered two children with a woman of color named Mary Emmons while he was married to his beloved Theodosia and portrays that circumstance in the most painful and typical setting of the time, with an enslaved woman in Burr s I had the great fortune to read this marvelous book pre publication and recommend it highly to any HAMILTON fan, any Revolutionary War buff, anyone with interest in honest and ultimately feminist historical fiction Scott has taken an untold fact of history that Aaron Burr fathered two children with a woman of color named Mary Emmons while he was married to his beloved Theodosia and portrays that circumstance in the most painful and typical setting of the time, with an enslaved woman in Burr s household Scott carefully uses non hyped and sensitive prose to explore this deplorable situation, infusing Mary with dignity and agency Scott s signature in depth research permeates her novel with revealing details of little discussed aspects of 18th century life in the Caribbean as well as the extraordinary perils presented civilian women and children during the Revolutionary War as opposing armies crossed farm...

  7. I just finished an ARC of this book and it was so very interesting for me to read the authors most recent Historical Fiction novel that revolves a bit around Alexander Hamilton as I so enjoyed her last book, I, ELIZA HAMILTON Though Hamilton s nemesis is the featured male character in this particular book, Hamilton is featured in snippets throughout the book as he serves under Washington and then finds his way as a Lawyer like Mr Burr after the war Their rivalry deepens due to their opposing I just finished an ARC of this book and it was so very interesting for me to read the authors most recent Historical Fiction novel that revolves a bit around Alexander Hamilton as I so enjoyed her last book, I, ELIZA HAMILTON Though Hamilton s nemesis is the featured male character in this particular book, Hamilton is featured in snippets throughout the book as he serves under Washington and then finds his way as a Lawyer like Mr Burr after the war Their rivalry deepens due to their opposing viewpoint in politics as the book carries on, so if you re a fan of the musical you will find out muchabout the Protagonist Aaron Burr, his Dear Theodosia and so manyfact...

  8. Historical fiction at its very best So many historical fiction books I have read of late are lots of fluff and little history, but The Secret Wife of Aaron Burr is the cr me de la cr me It is chock full of historical facts but is artfully weaved with just the right amount of fiction to create a masterpiece I ll admit, going into the book, my knowledge of Aaron Burr was somewhat limited I knew he had been a Revolutionary war hero, who was a rival of Alexander Hamilton and eventually fatall Historical fiction at its very best So many historical fiction books I have read of late are lots of fluff and little history, but The Secret Wife of Aaron Burr is the cr me de la cr me It is chock full of historical facts but is artfully weaved with just the right amount of fiction to create a masterpiece I ll admit, going into the book, my knowledge of Aaron Burr was somewhat limited I knew he had been a Revolutionary war hero, who was a rival of Alexander Hamilton and eventually fatally wounded Hamilton in a duel I had never heard of Mary Emmons or of Theodosia Prevost, Burr s two wives While I found the details ...

  9. This is my favorite heroine of the year so far Mary is strong and unstoppable, no matter what life throws her way I won t forget her, or this book either I received this book in a contest in exchange for an honest review I really did love this book

  10. Received an Advance Reader Copy from Goodreads A compelling story of a woman lost to history but not to memory I was inspired by this story of Mary Emmons and her struggle for a better life.

  11. As I read the advance copy of this remarkable book, I thought, People are either going to love this or hate it and I see that the ratings here are either five star or one star I m not surprised This heroine and her story will make some people uncomfortable in what they believe about the early days of American history In some ways, it s a satisfying, old fashioned historical saga, rich in well researched historical detail and with a determined heroine Unwanted and illegitimate, Mary is sold As I read the advance copy of this remarkable book, I thought, People are either going to love this or hate it and I see that the ratings here are either five star or one star I m not surprised This heroine and her story will make some people uncomfortable in what they believe about the early days of American history In some ways, it s a satisfying, old fashioned historical saga, rich in well researched historical detail and with a determined heroine Unwanted and illegitimate, Mary is sold into slavery by her family in India She is brought to Haiti and then to New Jersey, where she encounters some of the most famous people of the Revolutionary War Among these are Aaron Burr, and it s to Scott s credit that I still don t know what to make of him Was he the villain or a flawed and complicated hero But then there aren t any pat answers in this book, or in Mary s story, either Steadfastly determined to sur...