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  1. Mrs. Lincoln's Rival
    Mrs. Lincoln's Rival
    Jennifer Chiaverini
    Dutton Adult / 2014 / Hardcover
    $19.99 Retail: $26.95 Save 26% ($6.96)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
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    CBD Stock No: WW954286
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  1. Linlou
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    good historical fiction
    August 28, 2014
    Linlou
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    must read
  2. MaureenT
    Syracuse NY
    Gender: female
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    Visit Washington During The Civil War
    February 6, 2014
    MaureenT
    Syracuse NY
    Gender: female
    Quality: 3
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 2
    This is the story of a very accomplished young woman. She has stepped into the shoes of her Mother so to say. Her father has had an illustrious career as a State Senator from Ohio. She has become a First Lady to him, a Hostess, and a brilliant worker on his behalf. Their main goal together is the Presidency of the United States.

    Unfortunately Kate's father makes a few big mistakes, and Abraham Lincoln outshines him and becomes President. Knowing what we know, I guess he was blessed!

    Thus we see where a rivalry comes from between Mrs Lincoln, and lovely Kate. This book takes you almost daily into the beginning, the War, and then finally the end of the Cival War. What a time to live in Washington D. C. Must have been hard to live in the middle of the action, watching the young determined men march off, and then the casualties of war return.

    Kate's Dad still has the ambition to climb to the highest office of the land, and does take a position in Lincoln's Cabinet. We experience of the tragedy of the loss of Lincoln's son, and the snubbing of Kate and her family. There is also a touch of romance, and you will find yourself routing first for one fellow and then the other.

    Kate ends up with one, but what a relationship, kinda not happily ever after. I also felt that the ending was a bit rushed, and we missed some closures. There are unanswered questions, I wish there had been a bit more.

    All in all I enjoyed this book, and would recommend you read it. You will experience living in the 1860's in most of Eastern US.

    I received this book from the Publisher through Net Galley, and was not required to give a positive review.
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