Title: American Princess
Author: Stephanie Marie Thornton
A tremendous story (although fiction) that contains enough fact to enlighten the reader as to the life and times of this admirable lady. She made no bones about her beliefs and desires. She was politically astute and championed many causes when women were considered to be totally oblivious to political and business matters. Through all of this she was gracious and retained her dignity although her personal life was in shambles.
A sweeping novel from renowned author Stephanie Marie Thornton...
Alice may be the president's daughter, but she's nobody's darling. As bold as her signature color Alice Blue, the gum-chewing, cigarette-smoking, poker-playing First Daughter discovers that the only way for a woman to stand out in Washington is to make waves--oceans of them. With the canny sophistication of the savviest politician on the Hill, Alice uses her celebrity to her advantage, testing the limits of her power and the seductive thrill of political entanglements.
But Washington, DC is rife with heartaches and betrayals, and when Alice falls hard for a smooth-talking congressman it will take everything this rebel has to emerge triumphant and claim her place as an American icon. As Alice soldiers through the devastation of two world wars and brazens out a cutting feud with her famous Roosevelt cousins, it's no wonder everyone in the capital refers to her as the Other Washington Monument--and Alice intends to outlast them all.
Paperback, 448 pages
Expected publication: March 12th 2019 by Berkley Books
Stephanie Thornton is a writer and history teacher who has been obsessed with forgotten women from history since she was twelve. She lives with her husband and daughter in Alaska.
Her next novel, American Princess: A Novel of First Daughter Alice Roosevelt, will hit the shelves March 2019.