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Thing 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 al. Theodore Roosevelt s election launched his eldest daughter into the national spotlight Alice became America s sweetheart and her dress styles were copied and sold using her name During her father s presidency she was constantly followed by the press and she often rebelled with her headstrong and non conforming personality Alice s life started with a tragedy when her mother died two days after childbirth When her father was unable to cope she was looked after by his sister Teddy soon remarried which introduced a stepmother and new siblings into her life This story is a realistic view of Alice s life as she progresses through failed relationships politics and her frustrations over having to share her father with the world This well researched novel examines the life of a progressive woman who walked to her own beat and lived life to the fullest I really enjoyed American Princess by Stephanie Marie Thornton

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A sweeping novel from renowned author Stephanie Marie ThorntonAlice 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 the. 375 stars You are a rare woman Alice Roosevelt Nick leaned forward as if to tell me a secret In fact I think I might be falling in love with you Alice Roosevelt eldest daughter of Theodore Roosevelt is about to experience the surprise of a lifetime Father s going to be president I said slowly staring out the window as my mind raced ahead to what this meant for us She is thrust into the spotlight like no other girl of her time The tabloids were obsessed from what she wore her signature Alice blue to what she did scandalously modern shenanigans everywhere she went the press followedBut it was not all glitz and glam for the daughter of the president A girl was given only two opportunities in life to really shine her debut and her wedding With the way things were looking my funeral was going to be livelier Alice Roosevelt was never the type of woman to sit at home and play the docile daughter which caused no end to the tensions at home Why is it so difficult to please you Every time I do something I think you ll approve of it only serves to aggravate you further But just when she thinks things cannot get any crazier a certain Nick Longworth saunters into her life If I d been a fainter which I wasn t and never would be I d have swooned dead away right there And from there on Alice s adventure truly begins Nick was her rock her soulmate but he has a dark side one of which she could never have seen coming Alice never backed down from a challenge but even steel can reach its limitsOverall I liked this one but I did not love it but that s not to say there weren t areas to loveAlice was delightfully modern I loved her sass and wit The way she fired off zingers was truly spectacular I m not fragile you sour faced nitwit I ve never been fragile a day in my life and I m not about to start now However the pacing of the story felt a bit off to me This book covers her entire life which led to some events being condensed while others were given many chapters to develop There were uite a few events that I found fascinating but they passed in a blink of an eyewhile others seemed to go on for far longer than necessary especially towards the middleI think it s due to this being historical fiction and some events of Alice s life were publicized than others thus the author had material to go on That being said I loved discovering all the cute tidbits about Alice that the author researched my favorite being Emily Spinach Alice s pet garden snake who was carried around in Alice s purse at parties All in all if you are looking for a fresh and funny historical look into the daughter of Theodore Roosevelt look no farther This book is perfect for you This is the moment I ve waited for my entire life This is when my life begins With thanks to Berkley Publishing for a free ARC copy in exchange for an honest reviewYouTube Blog Instagram Twitter Snapchat mirandareads Happy Reading

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M 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 entanglementsBut Washington DC is rife with heartaches and betrayals and when Alice falls hard for a smooth talking congressman it will take every. 45 starsThis historical fiction novel about Alice Roosevelt was a real treat I didn t know much about her prior to reading so uite a few things about her life surprised me Definitely a fascinating womanAlice Roosevelt is the oldest child of President Teddy Roosevelt and even in a town like Washington DC she manages to stand out She marches to the beat of her own drummer and America can t help but want to follow her every move She ends up falling for a playboy congressman goes to battle with her political cousins and deals with than one family tragedy Through the good times and the bad she does things her way The book covers Alice s life although not uite as much focus is given to her early childhood and the pre White House years The author inserted many historical facts throughout the book although she admits in the Author s Note a few minor things were made up or altered for storyline purposes I have to say I was really surprised at the scandalous life Alice led Even by today s standards there were some definite soap opera like things going on She could come across as shallow at times but the fact she didn t always conform to society s standards was really an endearing uality Loved reading this one and can t wait to seek out some nonfiction books about her lifeDefinitely check this one out if you are a fan of biographical historical fiction Thank you to First to Read for the opportunity to read an advance digital copy I was under no obligation to post a review and all views expressed are my honest opinion


10 thoughts on “American Princess

  1. says:

    375 stars You are a rare woman Alice Roosevelt Nick leaned forward as if to tell me a secret In fact I think I might be falling in love with you Alice Roosevelt eldest daughter of Theodore Roosevelt is about to experience the surprise of a lifetime Father's going to be president I said slowly staring out the window as my mind raced

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    American Princess A Novel of First Daughter Alice Roosevelt is a historical fiction first person account of Alice Roosevel

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    Oh my goodness Alice Roosevelt ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ What a character She is the gum chewing rough around the edges daughter of a president She’s no wallflower Alice wants to stand out in Washington She tests the b

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    45 starsThis historical fiction novel about

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    Received an ARC for the possibility of a cover uote which I was delighted to give Teddy Roosevelt's swashbuckling daughte

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    Alice Roosevelt daughter of the president wife of the Speaker of the House mistress of a Senator america’s princessThis was a compelling book about a remarkable woman Alice Roosevelt was bold and brash and blunt She realized in order for A woman to be noticed in Washington she needed to shake things up so shake things up she did From smoking on the White House roof to publicly opposing her cousin FDR when he was running for pr

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    Theodore Roosevelt’s election launched his eldest daughter into the national spotlight Alice became America's sweetheart and her dress styles were copied and sold using her name During her father’s presidency she was constantly followed by the press and she often rebelled with her headstrong and non conforming personal

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    ‘They say that it’s the mistakes that make life interesting If that’s the case then I’ve led the world’s most interesting life ’ AMAZING I loved this novel Like always Thornton has brought history to life What I love most about her novels is that each of her characters has their own uniue voice Alice was a woman befor

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    Alice Roosevelt Daughter of a president Wife of a Congressman Mistress to another Media sensation Outspoken Strong willed An icon She lived to the age of 96 and passed away having always lived life on her own terms no mat

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    In a powerful story of the dark and light sides of her life the unconventional unapologetic and uninhibited Alice Roosevelt shines through the pages of Stephanie Marie Thornton’s American Princess A Novel of First Daughter Alice Roosevelt This is a story of a truly incredible woman that I admit I knew very little about before reading this book I’m so glad I had the opportunity to read about her life because she is truly an

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