Friday, August 23, 2019

Review: American Princess

American Princess: A Novel of First Daughter Alice Roosevelt
Alice may be the president's daughter, but she's nobody's darling. As bold as her signature color Alice Blue, the gum-chewing, cigarette-smoking, poker-playing First Daughter discovers that the only way for a woman to stand out in Washington is to make waves--oceans of them. With the canny sophistication of the savviest politician on the Hill, Alice uses her celebrity to her advantage, testing the limits of her power and the seductive thrill of political entanglements.

But Washington, DC is rife with heartaches and betrayals, and when Alice falls hard for a smooth-talking congressman it will take everything this rebel has to emerge triumphant and claim her place as an American icon. As Alice soldiers through the devastation of two world wars and brazens out a cutting feud with her famous Roosevelt cousins, it's no wonder everyone in the capital refers to her as the Other Washington Monument--and Alice intends to outlast them all.
- Summary from the publisher

My Thoughts: I've always wanted to know more about Alice Roosevelt, so I was excited to see a fictionalized novel about her life. And boy did she have a hard but an amazing life. It was heart wrenching to read at times but also I couldn't put it down. I loved her feistiness, her love of politics, and her ability to work the crowd. It was interesting to learn more about her life and the people surrounding both her and her father. I confess, I didn't know much about the politics or the political players of her time. I couldn't help but admire Alice Roosevelt and also want to have a drink with her.

Cover Thoughts: Amazing. I love the ribbons in the wind
Source: My Library

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