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Author: Jennifer Chiaverini Narrator: Christina Moore Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2015 ISBN: 9781490647524
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In 1844, Missouri belle Julia Dent met dazzling horseman Lieutenant Ulysses S Grant. Four years passed before their parents permitted them to wed, and the groom's abolitionist family refused to attend the ceremony. Since childhood, Julia owned as a slave another Julia, known as Jule. Jule guarded her mistress's closely held twin secrets: She had perilously poor vision but was gifted with prophetic sight. So it was that Jule became Julia's eyes to the world. And what a world it was, marked by gathering clouds of war. The Grants vowed never to be separated, but as Ulysses rose through the ranks-becoming general in chief of the Union Army-so did the stakes of their pact. During the war, Julia would travel, often in the company of Jule and the four Grant children, facing unreliable transportation and certain danger to be at her husband's side. Yet Julia and Jule saw two different wars. While Julia spoke out for women-Union and Confederate-she continued to hold Jule as a slave behind Union lines. Upon the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, Jule claimed her freedom and rose to prominence as a businesswoman in her own right, taking the honorary title Madame. The two women's paths continued to cross throughout the Grants' White House years in Washington, DC, and later in New York City, the site of Grant's Tomb Download and start listening now!

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  • “Little is written about Julia Dent Grant, though her husband was well known. This book features romance, the conflict of war, and the complicated relationships slaves had with their masters. The battles are described in detail, but they do not overwhelm, nor do they overshadow the main topic. Chiaverini is a talented author who clearly did her research.”

    RT Book Reviews (4½ stars)

  • “History—and its colorful characters—come alive.”

    USA Today, praise for the author

  • “Jennifer Chiaverini imagines the First Lady’s most private affairs through the eyes of an unlikely confidante.”

    Harper’s Bazaar

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About the Author

Jennifer Chiaverini is the author of the New York Times bestselling Mrs. Lincon’s Dressmaker, The Spymistress, Mrs. Lincoln’s Rival, and the Elm Creek Quilts series. She has also written numerous collections of quilt patterns inspired by her novels, and her quilt patterns have been featured in publications such as Country Woman, Quiltmaker, and Quilt. A former professor of writing at Edgewood College and Penn State, she lives with her husband and two sons in Madison, Wisconsin.

About the Narrator

Christina Moore is an actress and Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator. As an actress, she is best known for her roles in the television series That ’70s Show, Hawthorne, and 90210. She is a founding member of Bitches Funny, an all-female sketch group that has performed in New York City and Los Angeles.