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The Secret Wife of Aaron Burr

Susan Holloway Scott



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Kensington Pub. Corp.
24 September 2019
Fiction & Literature; Fantasy; Historical fiction; Cultural & Period Fantasy; Fantasy Biographical; Fantasy Alternate History
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 . . .
By:   Susan Holloway Scott
Imprint:   Kensington Pub. Corp.
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 139mm, 
ISBN:   9781496719188
ISBN 10:   1496719182
Pages:   400
Publication Date:   24 September 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Susan Holloway Scott is the author of over fifty historical novels and historical romances. Writing under several pen names, she has received numerous awards and honors for her bestselling books. 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 (, 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. For more information about Susan and her books, visit her Website at

Reviews for The Secret Wife of Aaron Burr

Praise for The Secret Wife of Aaron Burr Scott's deeply empathetic heroine is sure to keep readers hooked; both her inner strength and the strength of her relationships...elevate and anchor the story....A moving and vivid work of historical fiction. --Publishers Weekly Impressive research, details and an unforgettable cast of characters lead by a woman of courage and spirit spark a story infused with heart. Highly recommended. --Eileen Charbonneau, The Historical Novels Review Scott has created a memorable protagonist whose persistence and courage are often inspiring. --Library Journal Praise for Susan Holloway Scott's I, Eliza Hamilton: Scott's devotion to research is evident . . . a rewarding take on a fascinating historical couple. --Library Journal Readers will be captivated. --Publishers Weekly (starred review) Packed with political and historical as well as domestic details. --Booklist I, Eliza Hamilton is going to be your next Hamilton obsession. --Bustle With the recent popularity of Alexander Hamilton comes the much-deserved interest in his wife, Eliza. . . . This piece of historical fiction tells the true story of Eliza Hamilton in a narrative that captures both her kindness and strength. --Gillian Pensavalle, The Hamilcast: A Hamilton Podcast While you're waiting for Hamilton tickets, or if you're obsessed with American history, this is the book to read. Scott . . . brings a fascinating woman and tumultuous era to full-fledged life. --RT Book Reviews

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