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The "New York Times" bestselling author of "Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker" Jennifer Chiaverini's astute and lively novel of the politics of state--set against the backdrop of Civil War Era Washington Beautiful, intelligent, regal, and entrancing, young Kate Chase Sprague stepped into the role of establishing her thrice-widowed father, Salmon P. Chase, in Washington society as a Lincoln cabinet member and as a future presidential candidate. For her efforts, "The Washington Star" declared her "the most brilliant woman of her day. None outshone her." None, that is, but Mary Todd Lincoln. Though Mrs. Lincoln and her young rival held much in common--political acumen, love of country, and a resolute determination to help the men they loved achieve greatness--they could never be friends, for the success of one could come only at the expense of the other.
About the Author
JENNIFER CHIAVERINI is the "New York Times" bestselling author of the Elm Creek Quilts series, "The Spymistress," and "Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker." She lives with her family in Madison, Wisconsin.