American Princess: A Novel of First Daughter Alice Roosevelt

American Princess: A Novel of First Daughter Alice Roosevelt

Stephanie Marie Thornton / May 19, 2019

American Princess A Novel of First Daughter Alice Roosevelt A sweeping novel from renowned author Stephanie Marie ThorntonAlice may be the president s daughter but she s nobody s darling As bold as her signature color Alice Blue the gum chewing cigarette sm

  • Title: American Princess: A Novel of First Daughter Alice Roosevelt
  • Author: Stephanie Marie Thornton
  • ISBN: 0451490908
  • Page: 334
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  • A sweeping novel from renowned author Stephanie Marie ThorntonAlice may be the president s daughter, but she s nobody s darling As bold as her signature color Alice Blue, the gum chewing, cigarette smoking, poker playing First Daughter discovers that the only way for a woman to stand out in Washington is to make waves oceans of them With the canny sophistication of t A sweeping novel from renowned author Stephanie Marie ThorntonAlice may be the president s daughter, but she s nobody s darling As bold as her signature color Alice Blue, the gum chewing, cigarette smoking, poker playing First Daughter discovers that the only way for a woman to stand out in Washington is to make waves oceans of them With the canny sophistication of the savviest politician on the Hill, Alice uses her celebrity to her advantage, testing the limits of her power and the seductive thrill of political entanglements.But Washington, DC is rife with heartaches and betrayals, and when Alice falls hard for a smooth talking congressman it will take everything this rebel has to emerge triumphant and claim her place as an American icon As Alice soldiers through the devastation of two world wars and brazens out a cutting feud with her famous Roosevelt cousins, it s no wonder everyone in the capital refers to her as the Other Washington Monument and Alice intends to outlast them all Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 448 pages Expected publication March 12th 2019 by Berkley Books More Details ISBN 0451490908 ISBN13 9780451490902 Other Editions 2 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Win a Copy of This Book American Princess A Novel of First Daughter Alice Roosevelt by Stephanie Marie Thornton, Stephanie Thornton Author Release date Mar 12, 2019 A sweeping novel from renowned author Stephanie Marie Thornton Presidential darling, America s sweetheart, national rebel Teddy Roosevelt s swashbuc A sweeping novel from renowned author Stephanie Marie Thornton Presidential darling, America s sweetheart, national rebel Teddy Roosevelt s swashbuckling daughter Alice springs to life in this raucous anthem to a remarkable woman Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network Epic in scope and rich in immersive detail, American Princess is a compelling and poignant tribute to one of America s most colorful, unconventional, and trend setting women Highly recommended read Laura Kamoie, New York Times bestselling coauthor of America s First Daughter and My Dear Hamilton A fascinating account of the life of the daring and adventurous Alice Roosevelt Longworth Brimming with political history, scandal, and insight into some of America s most influential figures, American Princess is a must read for historical fiction fans Chanel Cleeton, author of Next Year in Havana Thornton skillfully brings to life the incomparable and unapologetic Alice Roosevelt, whose scandalous life was at the center of American politics for nearly a century Fast paced and written with verve and sass, this book is a treat and a treasure for history lovers Fabulous Stephanie Dray, New York Times bestselling coauthor of America s First Daughter and My Dear Hamilton Enter Giveaway Format Print book

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    Lists with This Book Children s Books About Voting 141 books 31 voters Best Fiction with Historical Bent 171 books 10 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Nov 26, 2018 Katie B rated it really liked it Shelves arc, first to read, historical fiction, washington d c, read in 2018, politics 4.5 starsThis historical fiction novel about Alice Roosevelt was a real treat I didn t know much about her prior to reading so quite a few things about her life surprised me Definitely a fascinating woman.Alice Roosevelt is the oldest child of President Teddy Roosevelt and even in a town like Washington D.C she manages to stand out She marches to the beat of her own drummer and America can t help but want to follow her every move She ends up falling for a playboy congressman, goes to battle 4.5 starsThis historical fiction novel about Alice Roosevelt was a real treat I didn t know much about her prior to reading so quite a few things about her life surprised me Definitely a fascinating woman.Alice Roosevelt is the oldest child of President Teddy Roosevelt and even in a town like Washington D.C she manages to stand out She marches to the beat of her own drummer and America can t help but want to follow her every move She ends up falling for a playboy congressman, goes to battle with her political cousins, and deals with than one family tragedy Through the good times and the bad, she does things her way The book covers Alice s life although not quite as much focus is given to her early childhood and the pre White House years The author inserted many historical facts throughout the book although she admits in the Author s Note a few minor things were made up or altered for storyline purposes I have to say I was really surprised at the scandalous life Alice led Even by today s standards there were some definite soap opera like things going on She could come across as shallow at times but the fact she didn t always conform to society s standards was really an endearing quality Loved reading this one and can t wait to seek out some nonfiction books about her life.Definitely check this one out if you are a fan of biographical historical fiction Thank you to First to Read for the opportunity to read an advance digital copy I was under no obligation to post a review and all views expressed are my honest opinion flag 43 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Feb 22, 2018 Kate Quinn rated it really liked it review of another edition Received an ARC for the possibility of a cover quote, which I was delighted to give Teddy Roosevelt s swashbuckling daughter Alice springs to life in AMERICAN PRINCESS Presidential darling, America s sweetheart, and national rebel Whether smoking cigarettes on the White House roof or cutting political enemies and jealous rivals off at the knees with her witty one liners, Alice is a force of nature and a delight on the page Stephanie Thornton pens a raucous, rollicking anthem to a remarkable Received an ARC for the possibility of a cover quote, which I was delighted to give Teddy Roosevelt s swashbuckling daughter Alice springs to life in AMERICAN PRINCESS Presidential darling, America s sweetheart, and national rebel Whether smoking cigarettes on the White House roof or cutting political enemies and jealous rivals off at the knees with her witty one liners, Alice is a force of nature and a delight on the page Stephanie Thornton pens a raucous, rollicking anthem to a remarkable woman determined to live life to the fullest flag 32 likesLike see review Apr 10, 2018 Renee Rosen rated it it was amazing review of another edition Stephanie Marie Thornton brings the irrepressible Alice Roosevelt Longworth to life in American Princess As vulnerable as she was bold, Alice s life story captivated me from beginning to end Witty and poignant, chock full of secrets and scandals and richly researched, American Princess has everything you could want in historical fiction Thornton skillfully takes us behind the scenes of one of our country s most powerful political families and reveals tales of great loves and heart wrenching l Stephanie Marie Thornton brings the irrepressible Alice Roosevelt Longworth to life in American Princess As vulnerable as she was bold, Alice s life story captivated me from beginning to end Witty and poignant, chock full of secrets and scandals and richly researched, American Princess has everything you could want in historical fiction Thornton skillfully takes us behind the scenes of one of our country s most powerful political families and reveals tales of great loves and heart wrenching losses flag 18 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Dec 18, 2018 Erin rated it really liked it Shelves historic fiction 1900s Find this and other reviews at June 2016 Stephanie Thornton announced she d finished the first draft of her fifth novel From the image that accompanied that announcement, I deduced the novel s subject which means that I waited an excess of two years to get my hands on American Princess Two Whole Years.Turnabout is fair play and while I feel I d be entirely justified in holding this review until 2021, I also recognize my inability to follow through Find this and other reviews at June 2016 Stephanie Thornton announced she d finished the first draft of her fifth novel From the image that accompanied that announcement, I deduced the novel s subject which means that I waited an excess of two years to get my hands on American Princess Two Whole Years.Turnabout is fair play and while I feel I d be entirely justified in holding this review until 2021, I also recognize my inability to follow through on such a threat Tough as I might talk, I am a book junkie with a serious coffee addiction and can t be trusted not to scream from the hilltops when a book hits just the right note.Thornton s passion for her subject matter radiates from every page of this novel, but the author s ability to endow her iconic cast with such deeply poignant and complex emotions is what makes this story shine Thornton s illustration of Alice s relationships pulls back the curtain and invites readers to indulge in both the privilege and pressures that accompanied membership in the Roosevelt clan, to understand the delicate alliances they forged, and experience an unadulterated glimpse of the world they knew.There is something deeply moving in Thornton s firebrand characterization of Alice and I was intrigued at the underlying idea of legacy and how it ripples across generations, but I have to admit the author s portrait of Alice s love hate relationship with Eleanor Roosevelt my favorite element of the story McNees Undiscovered Country, Albert s Loving Eleanor, and Bloom s White Houses have all featured the first lady s relationship with Lorena Hickok, but Thornton s subject allowed her to showcase another side of Eleanor Together, these women engage in and foster the ambitions of those at the upper echelons of power in the United States and I liked both the perspective and relevancy that created in the fabric of the narrative flag 13 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Apr 10, 2018 Heather Webb rated it it was amazing review of another edition With graceful prose, Stephanie Thornton paints a lively portrait of the indomitable Alice Roosevelt socialite, writer, and president s daughter and the making of twentieth century American politics I found myself utterly absorbed in the era Thornton depicts, and paused often to research many of the characters and events a sure sign of an excellent historical novel A rich and compelling read, AMERICAN PRINCESS is one I won t soon forget flag 10 likesLike see review View 2 comments Apr 01, 2018 Chanel Cleeton rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves historical fiction A fascinating account of the life of the daring and adventurous Alice Roosevelt Longworth Brimming with political history, scandal, and insight into some of America s most influential figures, American Princess is a must read for historical fiction fans flag 5 likesLike see review Dec 17, 2018 Kelley rated it it was amazing Shelves favorites, historic fiction, publisher requested reviews Novel received courtesy of Berkley PublishingIf you are a fan of historical fiction this novel is definitely for you It has everything that good historical fiction has real people, real events, terrific author and a little bending of the truth for good reading I absolutely loved it Now that I ve read the novel, I m ashamed to say that I didn t know a thing about Alice Roosevelt She was the daughter of Theodore Roosevelt, wife of a philandering Congressman, lover to one of the country s leadi Novel received courtesy of Berkley PublishingIf you are a fan of historical fiction this novel is definitely for you It has everything that good historical fiction has real people, real events, terrific author and a little bending of the truth for good reading I absolutely loved it Now that I ve read the novel, I m ashamed to say that I didn t know a thing about Alice Roosevelt She was the daughter of Theodore Roosevelt, wife of a philandering Congressman, lover to one of the country s leading Senators, mother, grandmotherShe was called the other Washington Monument because of her power in Washington after the deaths of all the men she ever loved She lived in her 96 years than 10 or 20 normal people Her long life was marked with the best and worst that life has to offer.This novel will be a huge hit in 2019 I m absolutely sure of it flag 3 likesLike see review Jan 22, 2019 Jess rated it really liked it I received an advanced reader s copy through the First to Read program in exchange for an honest review I came to this novel knowing very little about Alice Roosevelt Longworth, except for her reputation for fun and at times outlandish behavior What I gleamed from this novel was so much the story of a woman who experienced so much pain and loss throughout her life Alice s story is one filled with the longing of a father s love the desire for a dependent companion and an overall zes I received an advanced reader s copy through the First to Read program in exchange for an honest review I came to this novel knowing very little about Alice Roosevelt Longworth, except for her reputation for fun and at times outlandish behavior What I gleamed from this novel was so much the story of a woman who experienced so much pain and loss throughout her life Alice s story is one filled with the longing of a father s love the desire for a dependent companion and an overall zest for life Thornton s account of Alice s story is wonderful and appealing I wanted to keep reading to see what would next unfold for Alice Thornton s research shines through with various letters and conversation accounts presented in the novel The bibliographic resource at the end of the book adds to the desire to learn about Alice Recommended for anyone who enjoys Roosevelt history, American history, strong female characters, or a lengthy historical fiction novel flag 2 likesLike see review Nov 18, 2018 Maya B rated it really liked it I won American Princess in a giveaway This was an advance reading copy Released day March 2019.This was a light and very entertaining read I love the way the author has written the story by taking the reader on a time travel of the life of Alice Roosevelt I became engulfed in the story from the very first page Because the way the story was written, it gave me a great visual of what Alice was like I also liked that it was told in first person While reading this story I felt like I won American Princess in a giveaway This was an advance reading copy Released day March 2019.This was a light and very entertaining read I love the way the author has written the story by taking the reader on a time travel of the life of Alice Roosevelt I became engulfed in the story from the very first page Because the way the story was written, it gave me a great visual of what Alice was like I also liked that it was told in first person While reading this story I felt like I was sitting at the table with her while she was telling her story to me This story was well researched and it shows in the author s writing Alice Roosevelt was that your average socialite, which is what made this story very entertaining to say the least Great author s note in the end.This is my 3rd book by this author and I look forward to reading of her book in the future I got excited when the author said who she was writing about next I won t spoil that part I ll let readers read about that for themselves flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 13, 2019 Joann rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves drama, family drama, fiction, generational, historical, political, presidents I won this book in a Giveaway and thanks to all I won it for an honest opinion on this book I knew next to nothing about Alice Roosevelt before I read this book I admire her independence and spunk She was praised by so many She truly loved her father She had a tough exterior but had a tender heart She experienced the loss of so many loved ones but this did not break her spirit She truly was the American Princess flag 2 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Apr 16, 2018 Alix rated it it was amazing review of another edition I was lucky enough to get an early peek at American Princess Wow Stephanie Thornton s sparkling new novel captivates from page one This intimate portrait of Alice Roosevelt follows America s favorite first daughter from wild young debutante to Washington DC grand dame and delights every step of the way flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 14, 2019 Donna Hines rated it it was amazing Shelves arc, goodread giveaway, donated to hoyt library The credit of living belongs to the one who is actually in the arena Why HELLO Welcome to the American Princess that is full of action, suspense, thrills beyond belief.Alice may have royalty in her blood as a Roosevelt daughter but she s a force to be reckoned.Welcome to DC the land in which nothing is as it seems nor are the relationships between family, friends, and presidential connections that extend beyond all continents It doesn t seem to make much difference who the occupants of the W The credit of living belongs to the one who is actually in the arena Why HELLO Welcome to the American Princess that is full of action, suspense, thrills beyond belief.Alice may have royalty in her blood as a Roosevelt daughter but she s a force to be reckoned.Welcome to DC the land in which nothing is as it seems nor are the relationships between family, friends, and presidential connections that extend beyond all continents It doesn t seem to make much difference who the occupants of the White House areThe parties are all the same It wouldn t do to linger in the past, not when I d been granted the gift of the present Alice is not your typical daughter as she loves to let loose and have fun and refuses to be reigned in to a mediocre life.She s also full of heart, charisma, power, and tenacity that will leave readers wanting.She loves to test the power she holds and she enjoys watching the end results.She is literally the other Washington Monument and she won t crack not even under the pressure of two major wars, death of friends, family, lovers, nor even facing her own biological ticking clock.The dash for her is what s most important not the race to the end I was pulled in from the start and that ending with Joanna the granddaughter was so heartfelt and emotionally tugging that I feel I don t wish to let her go.Congratulations for a remarkable achievement.Thank you to Stephanie, the publisher, Giveaways for this ARC in exchange for this honest review flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 27, 2019 Mandie rated it really liked it Recommends it for historical fiction, fiction, american history American Princess by Stephanie Marie Thornton is a historical fiction book about First Daughter, Alice Roosevelt The book explores Alice s very interesting life and how her wit and sass helped her through many trials and tribulations If you enjoy historical fiction, then I think you ll love this book Many times, as I was reading, I stopped to look up several of Alice s friends and frenemies as well as to explore about her life and family It s a truly fascinating book, and I m very th American Princess by Stephanie Marie Thornton is a historical fiction book about First Daughter, Alice Roosevelt The book explores Alice s very interesting life and how her wit and sass helped her through many trials and tribulations If you enjoy historical fiction, then I think you ll love this book Many times, as I was reading, I stopped to look up several of Alice s friends and frenemies as well as to explore about her life and family It s a truly fascinating book, and I m very thankful to NetGalley for the opportunity to read an advance copy flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 15, 2018 Marisa rated it really liked it Shelves 1910s, biographical fiction, historical fiction, netgalley How wonderful I ve been intrigued by Alice Roosevelt for the past couple of years and was so happy to discover that she was being given her own novel Stephanie Marie Thornton does a remarkable job taking on Alice s voice and letting it change throughout Alice s life Alice starts as a spoiled, bratty, precocious, and endearing teenager only to mature into a fiery, passionate, wise, and resilient woman Not only does Thornton tackle young Alice s fire as she dares to flip off the press every ch How wonderful I ve been intrigued by Alice Roosevelt for the past couple of years and was so happy to discover that she was being given her own novel Stephanie Marie Thornton does a remarkable job taking on Alice s voice and letting it change throughout Alice s life Alice starts as a spoiled, bratty, precocious, and endearing teenager only to mature into a fiery, passionate, wise, and resilient woman Not only does Thornton tackle young Alice s fire as she dares to flip off the press every chance she gets, but she embraces Alice s older spirit with grace.In tribute to a woman who lived an extraordinary life, American Princess is an extraordinary novel that lets us take a peek into one of history s most fascinating and under appreciated women I received a copy of this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 19, 2018 Jessicas Book Review added it Unfortunately this book missed the mark for me I was very excited to start after reading the synopsis of the novel As I started reading it took some time to get used to the floor of the book It was a bit slow but after getting to know the characters a little and the story I was able to get into the novel about midway though I just wasn t as interested in the book and hard to keep up This was a DNF for me flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 18, 2019 Julie Failla Earhart rated it it was amazing I know it s only the second week of January 2019, but I m going to make a prognostication American Princess is going to be one of 2019 s must read books I haven t felt such an intensely intimate reading experience since the 2013 publication of Melanie Benjamin s The Aviator s Wife American Princess tackles Alice Roosevelt Longworth, oldest daughter of Teddy, cousin to Eleanor and Franklin Readers are taken inside one of America s most intriguing characters She was so popular that song I know it s only the second week of January 2019, but I m going to make a prognostication American Princess is going to be one of 2019 s must read books I haven t felt such an intensely intimate reading experience since the 2013 publication of Melanie Benjamin s The Aviator s Wife American Princess tackles Alice Roosevelt Longworth, oldest daughter of Teddy, cousin to Eleanor and Franklin Readers are taken inside one of America s most intriguing characters She was so popular that song and a color like Alice Blue was named after her She adored her Cuban pearls.The story opens in 1970 Alice is being prepped for surgery She knows she s lead a life that most people only dream of, but that doesn t mean it had been easy Her mother and paternal grandmother died on the same day, hours apart, in 1884, when she was two days old Teddy was so distraught that immediately after the funerals, he packed his bags and left for the Dakota Badlands Her aunt tried to get him to hold her, but he pushed her away, saying I can t She has her eyes I just can t Alice spent the rest of Teddy s life trying to clamber onto his lap Eventually, the two became good friends and confidents Readers will learn that no so lady like Alice, the snarky, gun chewing, cigarette smoking, poker playing First Daughter, had a mind of her own and wasn t afraid to speak it Readers get to experience the highs and lows of a high profile life, her world travels, her marriage to a swashbuckling congressman, the birth of her daughter, her affairs her love for her father and the bond they ultimately shared, and her keen insight into politics After Teddy s death in 1919, Alice led the campaign against America s membership of the League of Nations So politically savvy was she that the Republican Party briefly considered her for vice president on Herbert Hoover s ticket in 1928.There is so much detail in this epic story that it feels as if Alice has written a memoir Author Thornton must have spent decades researching Alice s life One of my favorite parts was the epigraph that begins Part 3 If you can t say something good about someone sit right here by me That pretty well sums up Alice s unreserved personality.Alice lived to be 96 years old, dying in 1980 She had seen sixteen president s and was often called Washington s other monument American Princess is a tribute to Alice s life I enjoyed this novel so much that it receives 6 out of 5 stars in Julie s world flag Like see review Dec 12, 2018 Stephanie Nelson rated it it was amazing I knew the basic information you learn through your history social studies class in regards to the Roosevelt family when I began this book However, now I know a much larger history of their family, and most importantly I know a lot about Alice Roosevelt, who seems to be the liveliest in the family This book of historical fiction follows the life of Alice Roosevelt basically from birth until her death in her nineties It goes through her marriage, and her affair with a man whom fathered her onl I knew the basic information you learn through your history social studies class in regards to the Roosevelt family when I began this book However, now I know a much larger history of their family, and most importantly I know a lot about Alice Roosevelt, who seems to be the liveliest in the family This book of historical fiction follows the life of Alice Roosevelt basically from birth until her death in her nineties It goes through her marriage, and her affair with a man whom fathered her only child, Paulina, with It follows her through her life as she has to endure life without the ones she loves, as each person passes on, and she is left only with her only grandchild, Joanna, in the end I don t want to say many details about Alice s life for fear of giving away her story, as the author tells it The main thing I want to point out is the author states that she tried to condense Alice s many years on Earth to 400 and some pages, and it was a task because she lived then most people She took advantage of the years she had, and she wasn t afraid to stand her ground or do things most women of her time normally wouldn t Regardless of her mistakes, I feel that she lived a life to be idolized in some ways She was never drab, and no matter what she was going through she just knew how to carry on and live her life to the fullest.As for this book, I truly did enjoy it It had a great flow, and I think the author did a great job filling any holes in Alice s known history I would definitely recommend this book I was given an ARC of this book by First to Read for my honest opinion flag Like see review Jan 05, 2019 Amanda rated it it was amazing First off I want to thank Netgalley for an advance copie of this book in exchange for my honest review This is a long book Over four hundred pages And historical fiction at that I normally would not even consider picking this off a shelf, but as I was granted this copy before it s publictaion which is due to be in March of 2019, I dove right in Boy am I glad I did I read this whole book in three days I couldn t put it down It was amazing Prior to this book I had no knowledge of Alice Ro First off I want to thank Netgalley for an advance copie of this book in exchange for my honest review This is a long book Over four hundred pages And historical fiction at that I normally would not even consider picking this off a shelf, but as I was granted this copy before it s publictaion which is due to be in March of 2019, I dove right in Boy am I glad I did I read this whole book in three days I couldn t put it down It was amazing Prior to this book I had no knowledge of Alice Roosevelt I know very little about American history outside of what they teach you in school and no one was teaching you about the rebellious young daughter of one of our greatest presidents As I read this book I found google to be my friend I checked and double checked so many of the characters against google because I was so interested in them but no one in this novel stole my heart like Alice She was legendary yet so human I felt everything Alice was feeling through her life and I was rooting her on along the way I don t want to away too much as I want you to go on the journey with her as I did but what a life she led The writing was superb The story flowed beautifully This was a wonderful novel through and through and it comes highly recommend When this book is released I highly recommend you pick it up It s definitely worth it flag Like see review Nov 26, 2018 Kelly rated it it was amazing Alice Roosevelt Longworth was a fascinating lady It is a shame women would not have been president in the 1930 s 1940 s because she could have done a bang up job She was full of spunk her whole life and took on some very impressive people including her father, Senators, and her husband Alice had some amazing opportunities in life and she lived them to the fullest It was interesting to see how life was for privileged people of the time A trip to Europe or Asia were months long adventures Si Alice Roosevelt Longworth was a fascinating lady It is a shame women would not have been president in the 1930 s 1940 s because she could have done a bang up job She was full of spunk her whole life and took on some very impressive people including her father, Senators, and her husband Alice had some amazing opportunities in life and she lived them to the fullest It was interesting to see how life was for privileged people of the time A trip to Europe or Asia were months long adventures Single ladies were not given much freedom in action or dress Her life in the White House as a young lady was described in great detail Alice dealt with a philandering husband with grace and without the opportunity to kick him to the curb without ruining her own life It would be interesting to see Alice in the 21st century and what she might have lived This is my second book about the Roosevelt families I read White Houses by Amy Bloom and it was interesting how Eleanor and FDR were portrayed in the two books I found them very different but both books are works of fiction base on truth This was an ARC copy of American Princess and it will be released in March 2019 I would recommend this book if you are interested in historical fiction or want to learn about the Roosevelt family flag Like see review Dec 06, 2018 Argum rated it it was amazing I knew a fair amount about Alice Roosevelt, but this was a real delight Alice starts as the daughter of a placeholder Vice President Her relationship with her father is fraught because of her resemblance with the mother who died shortly after she was born When her father becomes President, her antics and the press s fondness for her rattle her father further Alice grows up in the White House where her and her siblings antics are legendary Then she meets and marries a Congressman, but things I knew a fair amount about Alice Roosevelt, but this was a real delight Alice starts as the daughter of a placeholder Vice President Her relationship with her father is fraught because of her resemblance with the mother who died shortly after she was born When her father becomes President, her antics and the press s fondness for her rattle her father further Alice grows up in the White House where her and her siblings antics are legendary Then she meets and marries a Congressman, but things aren t exactly the way she anticipates Her affair with a Senator is also detailed Along the way Alice becomes a daughter her father can be proud of for her political mind Eleanor and FDR appear along with the complicated relationship between the cousins Given her long life and her role in so many important historical moments, the book is a glimpse of American history and one woman s profound life in those times Alice is quite the character and this fictionalized biography hews pretty darn close to reality unbelievable as it may seem.I received a free copy from Penguin First To Read flag Like see review Dec 26, 2018 Carol Palmer rated it it was amazing I had heard about Alice Roosevelt Longworth, but was surprised that I couldn t find a historical novel about her life I was so excited to find out that Stephanie Thornton had written one Alice Roosevelt was the Theodore Roosevelt s oldest child and the only child he had with this first wife Alice Hathaway Lee Unfortunately, Alice s mother died two days after her birth Alice had her mother s beauty and her father s energy When her father entered the White House in 1901, the press called Alic I had heard about Alice Roosevelt Longworth, but was surprised that I couldn t find a historical novel about her life I was so excited to find out that Stephanie Thornton had written one Alice Roosevelt was the Theodore Roosevelt s oldest child and the only child he had with this first wife Alice Hathaway Lee Unfortunately, Alice s mother died two days after her birth Alice had her mother s beauty and her father s energy When her father entered the White House in 1901, the press called Alice American Princess Alice was headstrong and a rule breaker, although not by today s standards She not only had beauty but also wit and intelligence She was good at influencing politicians and many came to her for advice Stephanie Thornton does a wonderful job bringing this amazing woman to life I thoroughly enjoyed this book Warning, there are parts that made me cry, so have tissues at hand I received an advance copy of this book through Penguin s First to Read program flag Like see review Jan 15, 2019 Heidi rated it it was amazing I loved everything about this book especially the way it was written Sometimes, historical fiction can be very dull and far removed from real life, but I actually felt like I was part of Alice Roosevelt s world I appreciated that the author was able to paint an image of what life was like for a privileged First Daughter without coming across as trying too hard I hate when authors constantly name drop or have the characters speak in a pretentious manner to show they are part of high society I loved everything about this book especially the way it was written Sometimes, historical fiction can be very dull and far removed from real life, but I actually felt like I was part of Alice Roosevelt s world I appreciated that the author was able to paint an image of what life was like for a privileged First Daughter without coming across as trying too hard I hate when authors constantly name drop or have the characters speak in a pretentious manner to show they are part of high society The book was also well researched, and I really enjoyed learning about Alice s life She was definitely not your average socialite She was very independent and led a very unconventional life for the times she lived in She also experienced great personal tragedy, but that s all I m going to say because I don t want to spoil anything if you are unfamiliar with her life story like I was I just can t recommend this book enough Disclaimer I received an advanced reading copy of this book through Penguin s First to Read program All opinions are my own flag Like see review Jan 19, 2019 Barbara rated it it was amazing When I first started reading this book, I thought it was pure fiction But then I realized it was truth than fiction The author masterfully gave voice to the life of Alice Roosevelt Longwood The story reads almost like a soap opera but better After I read Alice s bio on , I realized that she lived much of her life during my lifetime I would relate what was happening to her to what was happening in my life at that particular time I found it amazing that while I was raising my c When I first started reading this book, I thought it was pure fiction But then I realized it was truth than fiction The author masterfully gave voice to the life of Alice Roosevelt Longwood The story reads almost like a soap opera but better After I read Alice s bio on , I realized that she lived much of her life during my lifetime I would relate what was happening to her to what was happening in my life at that particular time I found it amazing that while I was raising my children, Alice was flitting all over the world on adventures I didn t read or listen to much news when I was younger, as I was concentrating on my own life But now I wish I had paid attention Alice s life is an amazing story of resilience and fortitude I suggest you read about her on first it s a short entry then sit back and enjoy this novel Most of the occurrences in this book are true Even if you re not a fan of biographies, you ll enjoy this fictional version of Alice Roosevelt Longwood flag Like see review Jan 15, 2019 Alicia rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves fiction, historical fiction, owned books, giveaways As usual, Thornton has an incredible knack for picking under appreciated historical females and making their story come alive Of course I knew about Teddy Roosevelt, but his daughter, Alice, remained completely unknown to me until I read this book Despite her media popularity in her youth and her long term involvement in US politics into her 90s she is an enigma to most of our modern society Thornton takes some necessary liberties with the story, but from her author s note it s clear she t As usual, Thornton has an incredible knack for picking under appreciated historical females and making their story come alive Of course I knew about Teddy Roosevelt, but his daughter, Alice, remained completely unknown to me until I read this book Despite her media popularity in her youth and her long term involvement in US politics into her 90s she is an enigma to most of our modern society Thornton takes some necessary liberties with the story, but from her author s note it s clear she tried to stay as true to Alice s life as possible, and what a life it was I was engaged from the first page to the last word I also loved that despite the fact that Alice never really got what she hoped for deserved out of life she never gave up and continued to look for happiness She was a rousing character with a unique story that I m glad Thornton decided to tell I received this book in a Giveaway in exchange for my honest review flag Like see review Dec 27, 2018 Linda Smith rated it really liked it I knew very little about Alice Roosevelt prior to reading this book it definitely brought this strong willed, intelligent and savvy woman to life for me though The author wrote from Alice s point of view and captured all of the glitz, pain, frustration, loneliness, political intrigue and so on that is part and parcel of being a president s daughter.Alice was the only child from her father, Teddy Roosevelt s, first marriage His wife tragically died leaving Alice as a sad reminder for Teddy of I knew very little about Alice Roosevelt prior to reading this book it definitely brought this strong willed, intelligent and savvy woman to life for me though The author wrote from Alice s point of view and captured all of the glitz, pain, frustration, loneliness, political intrigue and so on that is part and parcel of being a president s daughter.Alice was the only child from her father, Teddy Roosevelt s, first marriage His wife tragically died leaving Alice as a sad reminder for Teddy of his deceased spouse She found her ways to rebel against society dictates all the while gaining fame notoriety as America s Princess.This is a well researched book that historical fiction fans will adore Alice s life was full of hills and valleys, joys and sorrows The author captures it all perfectly.I received an Advance Review Copy of this from Penguin s First to Read All opinions are my own flag Like see review Jan 15, 2019 Meghan rated it it was amazing Shelves library This book was received as an ARC from Berkley Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.Historical Fiction is becoming a popular on demand topic for our patrons at the library and the Roosevelts are one of the most famous families in America I also love a rebellious attitude that Alice had throughout the book in her childhood and as she got older becoming heavily involved with politics Knowing potential backgrou This book was received as an ARC from Berkley Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.Historical Fiction is becoming a popular on demand topic for our patrons at the library and the Roosevelts are one of the most famous families in America I also love a rebellious attitude that Alice had throughout the book in her childhood and as she got older becoming heavily involved with politics Knowing potential background stories of family members of famous presidents can become very interesting and is sure to spark the interest of our patrons and members of our library community as well.We will consider adding this title to our Historical Fiction collection at our library That is why we give this book 5 stars flag Like see review Dec 05, 2018 Janilyn Kocher rated it it was amazing I have waited months to read this novel and it was worth the wait I sighed with pleasure as I finished it Thornton embodies Alice Roosevelt s voice and personality perfectly The writing is superb, the narrative fantastic The only flaw this book possesses is there isn t enough of it Thornton accurately depicts the irrepressible, incorrigible, and unconventional actions of Alice Spanning over nine decades, the life of ARL saw many changes and losses, but through it all, she soldiered on and I have waited months to read this novel and it was worth the wait I sighed with pleasure as I finished it Thornton embodies Alice Roosevelt s voice and personality perfectly The writing is superb, the narrative fantastic The only flaw this book possesses is there isn t enough of it Thornton accurately depicts the irrepressible, incorrigible, and unconventional actions of Alice Spanning over nine decades, the life of ARL saw many changes and losses, but through it all, she soldiered on and continued to live on her terms, uncaring of others attitudes or opinions While I did personally prefer the original cover art, the current cover conjures up one of the most delightful phrases cackled like a couple of hyenas in the book American Princess is a royal read Huge thanks to Penguin First Reads for the opportunity to read an advance copy flag Like see review Dec 16, 2018 Phyllis rated it really liked it Shelves ftr, from publisher, kindle An interesting, well written historical novel about the life of Alice Roosevelt Longworth I have heard much of Eleanor Roosevelt than Alice but quickly became intrigued by the unconventional and independent Alice From her childhood when she tries to get attention and love from her father, Theodore, by becoming irrepressible to her becoming a well known force and influencer in Washington politics is a fascinating read The author does a wonderful job in bringing her to life in the pages of An interesting, well written historical novel about the life of Alice Roosevelt Longworth I have heard much of Eleanor Roosevelt than Alice but quickly became intrigued by the unconventional and independent Alice From her childhood when she tries to get attention and love from her father, Theodore, by becoming irrepressible to her becoming a well known force and influencer in Washington politics is a fascinating read The author does a wonderful job in bringing her to life in the pages of the fictionalized biography spanning nine decades with looks into not only Alice s actions, her family dynamics and her interactions with other historical figures of the times Through scandalous actions, love, disappointment, grief and always an interest in the politics of the time, Alice lived her life on her own terms flag Like see review Dec 18, 2018 Jenna rated it really liked it Shelves books i own This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I was really excited to read about a strong woman who I really had no knowledge of prior to reading this book Alice Roosevelt was a force to be reckoned with and it definitely stemmed from the relationship with her father, which was complicated I really enjoyed reading about Alice but felt that the pacing was a little off The book was very heavy on her life in her late teens and twenties from the time that Roosevelt becomes President and Alice moved into the White House through her wedding to I was really excited to read about a strong woman who I really had no knowledge of prior to reading this book Alice Roosevelt was a force to be reckoned with and it definitely stemmed from the relationship with her father, which was complicated I really enjoyed reading about Alice but felt that the pacing was a little off The book was very heavy on her life in her late teens and twenties from the time that Roosevelt becomes President and Alice moved into the White House through her wedding to Nick Longworth After that, things felt rushed I would have liked a little about her relationship with William Borah However, the author had the difficult task of condensing Alice s life to around 400 pages I really enjoyed this novel and it inspired me to learn about Alice Roosevelt Longworth Thanks to Random House First to Read for the ARC flag Like see review Jan 02, 2019 Kim McGee rated it really liked it Many people know of the accomplishments Alice Roosevelt made as an envoy of the White House during her father, Theodore Roosevelt s presidency The rest of this energetic, feisty and totally rebellious woman s life is played out in this ambitious novel that spans from her debutante days to her death at the age of 96 Alice was the consummate politician aiding in her father s, husband and lover s campaigns as well as was on the shortlist for every state and foreign dinner and social event Her sp Many people know of the accomplishments Alice Roosevelt made as an envoy of the White House during her father, Theodore Roosevelt s presidency The rest of this energetic, feisty and totally rebellious woman s life is played out in this ambitious novel that spans from her debutante days to her death at the age of 96 Alice was the consummate politician aiding in her father s, husband and lover s campaigns as well as was on the shortlist for every state and foreign dinner and social event Her spunk defied polite society, her love of life survived all the scandals and her loyalty to her family knew no bounds Her only wish was to be truly loved and appreciated for who she was by the important men in her life This is historical fiction at its very best and a fascinating look at the woman they called the other Washington monument My thanks to the publisher for the advance copy flag Like see review previous 1 2 3 4 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed

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    1. 4.5 starsThis historical fiction novel about Alice Roosevelt was a real treat I didn t know much about her prior to reading so quite a few things about her life surprised me Definitely a fascinating woman.Alice Roosevelt is the oldest child of President Teddy Roosevelt and even in a town like Washington D.C she manages to stand out She marches to the beat of her own drummer and America can t help but want to follow her every move She ends up falling for a playboy congressman, goes to battle 4.5 [...]


    2. Received an ARC for the possibility of a cover quote, which I was delighted to give Teddy Roosevelt s swashbuckling daughter Alice springs to life in AMERICAN PRINCESS Presidential darling, America s sweetheart, and national rebel Whether smoking cigarettes on the White House roof or cutting political enemies and jealous rivals off at the knees with her witty one liners, Alice is a force of nature and a delight on the page Stephanie Thornton pens a raucous, rollicking anthem to a remarkable Rece [...]


    3. Stephanie Marie Thornton brings the irrepressible Alice Roosevelt Longworth to life in American Princess As vulnerable as she was bold, Alice s life story captivated me from beginning to end Witty and poignant, chock full of secrets and scandals and richly researched, American Princess has everything you could want in historical fiction Thornton skillfully takes us behind the scenes of one of our country s most powerful political families and reveals tales of great loves and heart wrenching l St [...]


    4. Find this and other reviews at June 2016 Stephanie Thornton announced she d finished the first draft of her fifth novel From the image that accompanied that announcement, I deduced the novel s subject which means that I waited an excess of two years to get my hands on American Princess Two Whole Years.Turnabout is fair play and while I feel I d be entirely justified in holding this review until 2021, I also recognize my inability to follow through Find this and other reviews at June 2016 Stephan [...]


    5. With graceful prose, Stephanie Thornton paints a lively portrait of the indomitable Alice Roosevelt socialite, writer, and president s daughter and the making of twentieth century American politics I found myself utterly absorbed in the era Thornton depicts, and paused often to research many of the characters and events a sure sign of an excellent historical novel A rich and compelling read, AMERICAN PRINCESS is one I won t soon forget.


    6. A fascinating account of the life of the daring and adventurous Alice Roosevelt Longworth Brimming with political history, scandal, and insight into some of America s most influential figures, American Princess is a must read for historical fiction fans.


    7. Novel received courtesy of Berkley PublishingIf you are a fan of historical fiction this novel is definitely for you It has everything that good historical fiction has real people, real events, terrific author and a little bending of the truth for good reading I absolutely loved it Now that I ve read the novel, I m ashamed to say that I didn t know a thing about Alice Roosevelt She was the daughter of Theodore Roosevelt, wife of a philandering Congressman, lover to one of the country s leadi Nov [...]


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