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The Secret Wife of Aaron Burr

Susan Holloway Scott

ISBN 9781496719188
Publish Date 9/24/2019
Format Trade Paperback
Categories Historical, Kensington, Biography
List Price: $16.95

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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...

About Susan Holloway Scott:

Susan Holloway Scott is the author of over fifty historical novels and historical romances. Writing under several pen names, her bestselling books have received numerous awards and honors. With more than three million copies of her books in print, she has been published in nineteen foreign countries around the world and translated into fourteen different languages.

Susan also writes as half of the Two Nerdy History Girls (twonerdyhistorygirls.com), a popular book & history blog and Twitter account (@2nerdyhistgirls) with a worldwide following. She is a graduate of Brown University, and lives with her family outside of Philadelphia, PA.

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