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The First Lady and the Rebel

The First Lady and the Rebel (Paperback)

By Higginbotham, Susan

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From celebrated author Higginbotham comes the incredible story of Lincoln's First Lady whose beloved sister Emily is across party lines, fighting for the South, and Mary is at risk of losing both her country and her family in the tides of a brutal war.

ISBN 9781492647089
Published 15 September 2019 by Sourcebooks, Inc
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781492647089
ISBN-10 149264708X
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Sourcebooks, Inc
Imprint Sourcebooks, Inc
Publication Date 15 September 2019
International Publication Date 1 October 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Higginbotham, Susan
Category Historical Fiction
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 203mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress United States - Fiction - History - Civil War, 1861-1865, Presidents' spouses, Lincoln, Mary Todd, Helm, Emilie Todd
NBS Text Historical & Mythological Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 999527

Description of this Book

From the celebrated author Susan Higginbotham comes the incredible story of Lincoln's First Lady A Union's First Lady As the Civil War cracks the country in two, Mary Lincoln stands beside her husband praying for a swift Northern victory. But as the body count rises, Mary can't help but fear each bloody gain. Because her beloved sister Emily is across party lines, fighting for the South, and Mary is at risk of losing both her country and her family in the tides of a brutal war. A Confederate Rebel's Wife Emily Todd Helm has married the love of her life. But when her husband's southern ties pull them into a war neither want to join, she must make a choice. Abandon the family she has built in the South or fight against the sister she has always loved best. With a country's legacy at stake, how will two sisters shape history?

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Historical fiction at it best: A unique, intimate view of a character we thought we knew. The Civil War comes to life through two sisters on opposite sides, one the first lady of the not-so United States. And through it all, a fascinating family saga. I learned a lot and loved this book. - Karen Harper, New York Times bestselling author of American Duchess

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Author's Bio

Susan Higginbotham is the author of seven historical novels, including Hanging Mary, The Stolen Crown, and The Queen of Last Hopes. The Traitor's Wife, her first novel, was the winner of ForeWord Magazine's 2005 Silver Award for historical fiction and was a Gold Medalist, Historical/Military Fiction, 2008 Independent Publisher Book Awards. She writes her own historical fiction blog, History Refreshed. Higginbotham has worked as an editor and an attorney, and lives in Maryland with her family.

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