Author: Barbara Hambly
Publication: Bantam Books, trade paper, 2008
Genre: Historical Fiction
TBR Challenge: This is the first book I have read from my 2019 TBR Pile Challenge, sponsored by Roof Beam Reader. Mind you, my house is one large pile of books waiting to be read, but I selected just a handful!
Plot: This is the story of four women important to the early history of America: Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, and Dolley Madison, wives to three presidents, and Sally Hemings, the slave who bore Thomas Jefferson several children. Told partly in flashbacks as the British march on the White House during the War of 1812, Hambly convincingly portrays the Founding Mothers with fictionalized vignettes that show their relationships with their spouses, historical figures of the day and, occasionally, with each other.