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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (434 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ellen Feldman Narrator: Carrington MacDuffie Publisher: Books on Tape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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An utterly absorbing novel about a famous political marriage and an epic infidelity.

On the eve of World War I, Assistant Secretary of the Navy Franklin Delano Roosevelt, fiercely ambitious and still untouched by polio, falls in love with his wife's social secretary, Lucy Mercer. Eleanor stumbles on their letters and divorce is discussed, but honor and ambition win out. Franklin promises he will never see Lucy again.

But Franklin and Lucy do meet again, and again they fall in love. As he prepares to run for an unprecedented third term and lead America into war, Franklin turns to Lucy for the warmth and unconditional approval Eleanor is unable to give.

Ellen Feldman brings a novelist's insight to bear on the connection of these three compelling characters. Drawing on recently discovered materials to re-create the voice of a woman who played a crucial but silent role in the Roosevelt presidency, Lucy is a remarkably sensitive exploration of the private lives behind a public marriage.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Brianna | 2/17/2014

    " A story (based on historical facts which have come out through letters and eyewitness accounts) about FDR, his mistress, and Eleanor. While not the most compelling love story or recreation of history I've ever read, it was definitely a charming story that I had trouble putting down. Nothing feels tawdry, and you feel that you've learned a fair amount about the era and the lives of people who lived through it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jeanine | 2/5/2014

    " I enjoyed this historical fiction. You feel like you're reading a diary of a woman who may have had an affair with FDR but you're actually learning about life in the U.S. during the 20's and 30's at the same time. Sneaky. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Graceann | 1/25/2014

    " This story imagines the romance between Lucy Mercer and FDR, and how Eleanor found out about it. It packs quite a wallop for such a short book, and it stuck with me for quite some time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lucy | 12/28/2013

    " Easy read. Not mind-blowing but a pleasant piece of historical fiction. I don't know much about this author but she strikes me as inexperienced. "

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