Fiction Book Reviews

Washington’s Lady

Martha Washington. A woman whose name is as familiar as the man she spent thirty years of her life supporting and encouraging.

When Martha Custis meets George Washington, she is a recent widow battling with the treachery of death. That thief had stolen her husband and two of her four children, leaving her to guard and worry for the lives of her existing children. Against her will to remain detached from future romance, she finds herself drawn to the stately, humble, and articulate war hero, George Washington.

After a brief courtship, George and Martha marry. Inside this new world, Martha’s victories, virtues, and struggles vie for control of her heart. From the plantation of Mount Vernon to the corridors of the Presidential House, Martha grows from a woman of continual worry to a woman of faith in God’s divine love.

Nancy Moser weaves a lovely tale of one of the most influential ladies in America’s history. Drawing from historical documents, she creates a lovely narrative of Martha’s virtues and vices, which helps the reader relate to this icon in history. It’s easy to get pulled into the story and feel the pain and insecurities Martha feels. Nancy Moser writes with passion and compassion, even if some of the information gets a bit sentimental. I wept with Martha in the end of this wonderful story. Not only do we watch Martha support those fighting for our country’s independence, we see her find liberty in God’s perfect plan.

For anyone who enjoys history or a faithful story, this is a wonderful read.

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