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The President's Wife : Is She a Victim or a Heroine? - Thea Welsh

The President's Wife

Is She a Victim or a Heroine?

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Beth Wilford Avery is the most famous woman in the world. At twenty-one, she saves the future President of the United States from an assassin's bullet and becomes the perfect candidate for the position of First Lady.

Born into a prominent political family, Beth knows how to appear poised in public, how to smile for the cameras and, most importantly, how to keep secrets. Until she meets someone to whom she needs to reveal the truth about her life...

Sharp, witty and insightful, The President's Wife is not only a suspenseful story of a public marriage and private anguish, and a telling account of political spin and manipulation, it also explores the way certain charismatic women become icons who exercise an enduring fascination in the lives of millions.

About the Author

Thea Welsh is the author of the memoir The Cat Who Looked at the Sky (2003), and the novels Welcome Back (1995) and The Story of the Year of 1912 in the Village of Elza Darzins (1990), which won the 1990 National Book Council Prize for Fiction. She lives in Sydney with her partner.

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5.0

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  • Well Written

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      Comments about The President's Wife:

      Loved this book!!
      I hated having to put it down, if I woke up before my alarm, I'd read it until my alarm went off!! Great read, my favourite so far this year.

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      4.0

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      Pros

      • Page Turner
      • Suspenseful

      Cons

      • Not well written
      • Not What I expected

      Best Uses

      • Holiday read
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      Comments about The President's Wife:

      Although this was a difficult book to get into (took me approx 2 -3 chapters in before the story started taking place), I found the story behind this quite facinating even if I had to re-read several parts again to gain the full picture.

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      5.0

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      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Engaging Characters
      • Page Turner
      • Suspenseful
      • Well Written

      Cons

      • Dont Want It To End

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      • Gift
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      Comments about The President's Wife:

      Exceptionally written, feels like an autobiography had to believe its fiction

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      3.0

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      Pros

      • Engaging Characters

      Cons

      • Difficult To Follow
      • Not What I expected

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      I found this novel very hard to "get into". The first several chapters were not 'page turners' but once the characters are established, I found this novel to be a pleasant read.

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      4.0

      Easy Reading

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        Nice easy holiday reading

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        ISBN: 9780732290139
        ISBN-10: 0732290139
        Audience: General
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 447
        Published: 1st March 2011
        Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
        Country of Publication: AU
        Dimensions (cm): 12.9 x 19.8  x 3.0
        Weight (kg): 0.306