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Mount Vernon Love Story: A Novel of George and Martha Washingtonby Mary Higgins Clark
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In Mount Vernon Love Story — famed suspense writer Mary Higgins Clark's long-out-of-print first novel — the bestselling author reveals the flesh-and-blood man who became the "father of our country" in a story that is charming, insightful, and immensely entertaining.
Always a lover of history, Mary Higgins Clark wrote this extensively researched biographical novel and titled it Aspire to the Heavens, after the motto of George Washington's mother. Published in 1969, the book was more recently discovered by a Washington family descendant and reissued as Mount Vernon Love Story. Dispelling the widespread belief that although George Washington married Martha Dandridge Custis, he reserved his true love for Sally Carey Fairfax, his best friend's wife, Mary Higgins Clark describes the Washington marriage as one full of tenderness and passion, as a bond between two people who shared their lives — even the bitter hardship of a winter in Valley Forge — in every way. In this author's skilled hands, the history, the love, and the man come fully and dramatically alive.
Key Selling Points
-Mary Higgins Clark is one of the world's bestselling authors, with 28 acclaimed bestsellers and 70 million copies of her books in print in the U.S. alone.
- The hardcover edition of Mount Vernon Love Story was a New York Times bestseller for 5 weeks.
- Her previous hardcover, Daddy's Little Girl, was an instant # I New York Times bestseller in hardcover and remained on the list for 9 weeks.
Description Long out of print, Mount Vernon Love Story was the first novel written by # I bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark. Now back in print for her millions of fans to enjoy, Mount Vernon Love Story explores the mind and heart of George Washington as he steps down from his office as the United States' first President and returns to his beloved home at Mt. Vernon with his wife Martha...and it is here that the fire of their love burns just as brightly as when they first took their vows to share their lives together.
Higgins Clark's long-out-of-print first novel is now available in paperback. Originally published in 1969 as "Aspire to the Heavens, " this novel explores the heart of George Washington after his term in office when he returns to Mount Vernon.
About the Author
Mary Higgins Clark is the author of twenty-eight worldwide bestsellers. There are seventy million copies of her books in print in the United States alone. She lives in Saddle River, New Jersey.
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