The First Lady and the Rebel (by Susan Higginbotham) … interesting historical fiction about the Civil War

I love historical fiction books and the fact that this was set during the Civil War, was a new experience for me.  Reading about the lives about Mary Todd Lincoln and her half-sister, Emily, was interesting.  the bond these sisters share is impressive.  Though they are on opposite sides of the war, their relationship is strong.

It’s obvious that the author did a lot of research and does a wonderful job of sharing this with her audience.  The story is shared from two points of view…Mary Todd and Emily.  And you are drawn into their lives and will experience all of the loss they experienced.  What an emotional story that is definitely worth exploring.

Thank you to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Landmark for my advanced review copy.  All opinions and thoughts are my own.

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