In the acknowledgements at the end of her book, Red, White & Royal Blue, Casey McQuiston writes, "What I hope to do, and what I hope I have done with this book by the time you've finished it, my dear reader, is to be a spark of joy and hope you needed." This is indeed exactly what reading this book did for me.
This non-fiction book surveys four of our Founding Fathers; Adams, Washington, Jefferson and Madison, and highlights their interest in gardening. At the time they were planting the seeds of liberty, they were also planting and cultivating their own gardens, estates and farms. This well-researched book illustrates how the past-time hobby of the founding fathers shaped their political ideas and leadership.
This non-fiction historical novel follows the story of four sisters, Marianne, Bess, Louis and Emily, the descendants of a prominent family of early Maryland settlers. The daughters exceeded their mother’s expectations to “marry plantation” and actually became members of Queen Victoria’s court. They were granddaughters of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.
When the recent British royal wedding occupied the air waves, everybody seemed interested in “everything British” once again. There was a great deal of excitement over how a Prince fell in love with and married a Commoner, and America once again became fascinated with English royalty.
With the Royal wedding just days away, there is still time to learn more about William and Kate. Christopher Andersen’s book, William and Kate: A Royal Love Story, tells not only the story of their friendship and love, but also provides in depth background information about their lives, families and friends.