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Author: Susanne Dunlap
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Release Date: April 10, 2012
So I just discovered this author, Susanne Dunlap, who writes historical fiction novels. Now normally, I'm a bit leery about historical fiction because I'm a history buff and don't like when it's changed around or the facts are skewed, but then sometimes I find something I really like!
Here is one book that caught my attention-- it's called The Academie, and it's about Eliza Kortright Monroe. Eliza was the daughter of our fifth president, James Monroe, who was in office from 1817-1825. Eliza herself was born in 1787 and lived until 1835. Not that Wikipedia is a reliable information source, but I thought it was interesting that it had this to say about her: "Eliza appeared to many a haughty, pompous socialite, quick to remind others of her good breeding and lofty station."
Haha, if that is one of the main things history remembers about her, I'm thinking she must have been QUITE the character! ;)
Anyways, I am really interested in reading this book now, to see how Eliza's character plays out. And because I am such a history nerd, I might even do some research into who Eliza really was, what her true personality was like, and how she spent her life. Intriguing, no?