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Dear George Dear Mary

A novel about heiress Mary Philipse's relationship with George Washington based on historical accounts letters and personal journals by nine time New York Emmy award winning journalist Mary Calvi Love is said to be an involuntary passion and it is therefore contended that it cannot be resisted George WashingtonDid unreuited love help spark a flame that ignited a cause that became the American Revolution Never before has this story about George Washington been told Crafted fro Find this and other reviews at I get too far ahead of myself I want to note that I m in the minority when it comes to Mary Calvi s Dear George Dear Mary Most readers really loved the time they spent with this book and as such I hope anyone reading this takes my feedback with a grain of saltCalvi based this story on a little known chapter of George Washington s life and while I liked the material I found the thesis difficult to swallow I don t mean to be rude but suggesting the ignition switch of the American Revolution is rooted in George Washington s relationship with Mary Philipse reuires the reader to ignore the social landscape of the colonies and a myriad of policies that favored the interests of the Crown over the interests of its subjects A war started by love might work for Homer but I don t feel it appropriate when exploring the American RevolutionI found the political dialogue in this piece minimal which was hard as I am a reader who enjoys s

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M hundreds of letters witness accounts and journal entries Dear George Dear Mary explores George's relationship with his first love New York heiress Mary Philipse the richest belle in Colonial AmericaFrom elegant eighteenth century society to bloody battlefields the novel creates breathtaking scenes and riveting characters Dramatic portraits of the two main characters unveil a Washington on the precipice of greatness using the very words he spoke and wrote and his ravishing l DEAR GEORGE DEAR MARY is the story about George Washington s relationship with Mary Philipse Mary Calvi has written a story based on hundreds of letters witness accounts and journal entries reconstructing George Washington courting of New York heiress Mary PhilipseREAD THE REST OF THE REVIEW OVER AT FRESH FICTION

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Ove whose outward beauty and refinement disguise a complex inner struggle Dear George Dear Mary reveals why George Washington had such bitter resentment toward the Brits established nearly two decades before the American Revolution and it unveils details of a deception long hidden from the world that led Mary Philipse to be named a traitor condemned to death and left with nothing While that may sound like the end ultimately both Mary and George achieve what they always wanted I found this story uite interesting in that it gave the reader a different picture of George Washington His 150 rules of conduct were obviously something he tried very hard to live by and they all appeared to be supported by either common sense or good morals It was obvious that Calvi s historical research for this book was plentiful yet it was difficult to determine what was really fact and what was fiction We always seem to look at Washington either from a military or presidential point of view and this book did make him seem human It is easy to imagine him as a young man being swept away by a beautiful young lady who was at ease with him since his immediate family was all gone other than a sister in law I would find it debatable though that he kept up a relationship with her after his marriage to Martha or that he joined the Patriots because he couldn t marry her I feel he became very frustrated with his lack of progress when serving with the British forces an

  • Hardcover
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  • Dear George Dear Mary
  • Mary Calvi
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  • 14 June 2018
  • 9781250162946

About the Author: Mary Calvi

“Calvi’s portrait of Washington as an earnest young man striving for success but beleaguered on every front is convincing and in a way endearing It is also a fascinating and uniue look at pre Revolutionary War society with its misunderstandings and simmering resentments and notable for the author’s use of contemporaneous documents” BOOKLISTCalvi’s debut skillfully depicts the ill fated lo



10 thoughts on “Dear George Dear Mary

  1. says:

    I’m always a little hesitant to read biographical novels because it’s hard to separate the truth from the fiction but I couldn’t resist this one because it just sounded so interesting When I think of George Washington and his personal life it’s Martha who comes to mind This book tells the story of a romance in Washington’s earlier l

  2. says:

    Thanks to Netgalley and St Martin's Press for a digital galley in exchange for an honest review A lot of research went into the writing of George Washington and his first love Mary Eliza Philipse in the 1750's Never having

  3. says:

    Find this and other reviews at I get too far ahead of myself I want to note that I’m in the minority when it com

  4. says:

    A heartbreaking love story intertwined with George Washington’s military exploits ⭐️⭐️⭐️ SUMMARYThis ill fated love sto

  5. says:

    Tl;dr An interesting premise that can't decide if it's fiction or nonfiction and the result is a dense almost story that fails to convinceThe idea behind Dear George Dear Mary is a great one what about George Was

  6. says:

    DEAR GEORGE DEAR MARY is the story about George Washington's relationship with Mary Philipse Mary Calvi has written a story based on hundreds of letters witness accounts and journal entries reconstructing George Washington courting of New York heiress Mary PhilipseREAD THE REST OF THE REVIEW OVER AT FRESH FICTION

  7. says:

    A fascinating novel featuring George Washington's first love New York heiress Mary Philipse the richest belle in Colonial America Dea

  8. says:

    I found this story uite interesting in that it gave the reader a different picture of George Washington His 150 rules of conduct were obviously something he tried very hard to live by and they all appeared to be supported by either common se

  9. says:

    I have long been fascinated by George Washington So naturally I was intrigued by the idea of Dear George Dear Mar

  10. says:

    Nope nope NOPE This book started so well and I was even ok with overlooking the purple prose and the fiction than fact but this author took way too liberal license to make Washington a cheater and cheated on his

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