Welcome to my stop on the blog tour celebrating the release of American Princess by Stephanie Marie Thornton! Thank you to Berkley Publishing for the invitation! Stay tuned for information on how to win a copy at the bottom of this post!

About the Book:

A sweeping novel from renowned author Stephanie Marie Thornton…

Alice 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.

My Thoughts:

Oh my goodness, Alice Roosevelt! What a character! She is the gum chewing, rough-around-the-edges daughter of a president. She’s no wallflower. Alice wants to stand out in Washington. She tests the boundaries of every interaction she has. 

Alice ends up entangled with a congressman, and she gets her heart broken. That doesn’t stop her, though, and she’s determined to rise above the fray of the scandal. 

Alice also experiences a fascinating, big riff with her Roosevelt cousins. Once again, she is determined not to lose her cool. 

I LOVED Alice Roosevelt. She was ahead of her time and made a name for herself in her own way with her actions, good and bad. I found her willingness to stand out to be innovative for the time. 

Alice had a life filled with ups and downs, huge highs and sweeping lows, but what makes her different is how she chooses to handle each situation. Her spirit was indomitable, and it truly gives me chills to think about. Alice lived her life exactly how she wanted to, living fast and living large, while also living with the repercussions that come along with that. 

This book offered me so much and also ignited my interest in learning more about Alice Roosevelt! I can’t wait! And that’s the best kind of historical fiction right there! Isn’t that why we read it? 

I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own. 

About the Author:

Stephanie Thornton is a writer and history teacher who has been obsessed with forgotten women from history since she was twelve. She lives with her husband and daughter in Alaska.

Her next novel, American Princess: A Novel of First Daughter Alice Roosevelt, will hit the shelves March 2019.

***Book Giveaway***

For a chance to win a paperback copy of American Princess, please visit my instagram page!  Giveaway generously sponsored by the publisher. 

Have you read American Princess, or is it on your TBR? Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR