Monday, May 2, 2011
The President's Lady by Irving Stone
Title: The President's Lady: a novel about Rachel and Andrew Jackson
Author: Irving Stone
Genre: Adult Historical Fiction
Premise: A biographical sketch of the romance between Rachel and Andrew Jackson.
Opinions: I first learned about Andrew Jackson's romance with his wife Rachel through another book that I read and couldn't wait to learn more. Even though this story is biographical fiction it was meticulously researched and brings to life their incredible love story. The struggles this couple faced were incredible, including downstream effects of a previous marriage on Rachel's end that led to many duel's as Andrew fought for the honor of his wife. It also describes Jackson's struggle as he becomes President just when his wife passes away. I highly recommend this for everyone to read.