Dive deep into Revolutionary America with this romantic historical fiction novel from Susan Holloway Scott. While you likely remember Aaron Burr as the Vice President of the United States who killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel, you may not know anything about his secret lover, Mary Emmons. Inspired by actual historical events, Scott tells a powerful and passionate story about how Aaron Burr and Indian-born servant Mary Emmons began a love affair that would have scandalized the country.
Scott has made a habit of authoring books about woman who are often passed over in history. Her earlier works, including I, Eliza Hamilton and Duchess: A Novel of Sarah Churchill show her skill in both reimagining the past and crafting thoroughly enjoyable historical fiction novels.
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About the Book
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 remembered more for 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 ...
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