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READ ☆ Monticello REVIEW Monticello From the critically acclaimed author of The Widow's War comes a captivating work of literary historical fiction set in America in the years after the Revolution that explores the tenuous relationship between the brilliant and complex founding father Thomas Jefferson and his devoted daughter Martha Jefferson RandolphAfter the early death of her mother young Martha Jefferson accompanied her father Thomas Jefferson on his first diplomatic mission to Paris Five years later father and daughter have come home to Monticello the family’s beloved plantation set high in the lush hills of the Virginia countryside Though Monticello has suffered from her father’s absence Martha finds it essentially unchanged even as she has been transformed The sheltered girl that sailed to Europe is now a handsom Beautifully written well researched this book published in 2016 is why I read historical fiction Gunning brings a place and time vividly to life Thomas Jefferson s magnificent home Monticello in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia from 1787 to the 1820s The story focuses on Jefferson s older of his two daughters Martha In 1787 Jefferson is returning to Monticello from France with his daughter now a young woman who has to adapt back to life on a Virginia plantation Central to Martha s reality is her relationship to her father Her mother died some years before and she is devoted to her father determined to be a comfort to him as he gets older But there is one fact of life she does not want to look too closely at and that is the position in the household of the light skinned slave Sally Hemings Martha also abhors slavery and wishes that the slaves could be freed But her beautiful home is burdened by increasing debt and would not survive without the labor of the slaves As life goes on Martha has to deal with marriage motherhood politics scandals and tragedies I have to say that due to this book Martha Jefferson Randolph has gone from being just a name in history books to an unforgettable character I won t soon forget her

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READ ☆ Monticello REVIEW Monticello E seventeen year old woman with a battle scarred heart who sees a world far complicated than it once seemed Blessed with her father’s sharp mind and independent spirit Martha has long abhorred slavery and yearned for its swift end Yet she now discovers that the home she adores is burdened by growing debt and cannot survive long without the labor of its slaves Her bonds with those around her are shifting too As the doting father she has idolized since childhood returns to government he becomes increasingly distracted by tumultuous fights for power and troubling attachments that pull him further away And as Martha begins to pay closer attention to Sally Hemings the beautiful light skinned slave long acknowledged to be her mother’s half sister she realizes that the slave’s position in Monticello explores the relationship of our US founding father Thomas Jefferson and his daughter Martha Jefferson Randolph Martha s mother died when Martha was just entering her teenage years Thomas Jefferson had his daughter accompany him to France on his first diplomatic mission After 5 years they both return home By then Martha has grown into a young woman and even had a suitor in Paris that her father didn t find uite suitableParis seemed to really help shape Martha and her opinions and she had come to disagree with slavery While if Paris she came to believe her father would free his slaves and then hire them to continue running Monticello but her never did Also when they arrive home she notices that her mother s half sister and slave Sally Hemings status has change in the household and no longer reuired to work Then Thomas Randolph enters the picture and sweeps Martha off her feet As demands of adulthood and marriage take over Martha endures pregnancy after pregnancy she had 12 children and her husband s mismanagement of farms and money He also starts to act and eradicate Her sister Maria also dies giving birth to her first childAs rumors were surfacing of an affair between Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings Martha has suspicions of her own but seemed to try to ignore them It is clear that Martha had a tight bind with her father and they influenced each other in different ways I loved the story between Thomas Jefferson and her father but all the hardships with her husband were hard to endure It was a time when women could not divorce their husbands but I wanted to shake her and tell her to leave him I knew she couldn t but that the same problems kept up through their marriage and so that part became somewhat repetitive That said Sally Cabot Gunning treated her characters with sensitivity and a non judgmental approach Though this is a work of fiction she did her research and let the characters tell the story She certainly made Monticello a character as well I really liked her approach and her writing I highly recommend Monticello for those who love historical fiction and like to delve into the lives of people like Thomas Jefferson who helped shape our worldI received the ebook version for my honest review uirkyalone A Manifesto for Uncompromising Romantics knew she couldn t but that the same problems Tennessee Reunion Williamston Wildlife Rescue #3 kept up through their marriage and so that part became somewhat repetitive That said Sally Cabot Gunning treated her characters with sensitivity and a non judgmental approach Though this is a work of fiction she did her research and let the characters tell the story She certainly made Monticello a character as well I really liked her approach and her writing I highly recommend Monticello for those who love historical fiction and like to delve into the lives of people like Thomas Jefferson who helped shape our worldI received the ebook version for my honest review

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READ ☆ Monticello REVIEW Monticello The household has subtly changed Eager for distraction Martha welcomes the attentions of Thomas Randolph her exotic distant cousin but soon Martha uncovers burdens and desires in him that threaten to compromise her ownAs her life becomes constrained by the demands of marriage motherhood politics scandal and her family’s increasing impoverishment Martha yearns to find her way back to her childhood home; to the gentle beauty and uiet happiness of the world she once knew at the top of her father’s “little mountain”An irresistible blend of emotional drama historical detail and vivid atmosphere Monticello skillfully brings to life Martha Jefferson Randolph a strong and compelling woman who influenced as much as she was influenced by one of the most intriguing figures in American histor It s 1789 we re traveling by carriage up a mountain and are privy to the dreams of Martha Jefferson as she returns to her piece of heaven on earth Monticello We uickly learn that maintaining this heaven on earth has a price Because Monticello is a place where a daughter lives by the whims of her father and most devastatingly it exists due to the labor of people enslaved We travel along with Martha as she navigates the limited choices presented to her as she steers always with the obligations of her beloved family and Monticello in sight Gunning brings to life the beauty and graciousness of Monticello She also brings to life Martha a woman who along with her husband and father express a desire to end slavery but don t have the will to disrupt their own comfort Gunning doesn t make excuses for them she presents this time and place through Martha s eyes and we experience her heartbreaks struggles as she keeps uestioning searching


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  1. says: REVIEW Monticello Sally Cabot Gunning â 1 READ EBOOK DOWNLOAD Monticello

    EBOOK DOWNLOAD Monticello Beautifully written well researched this book published in 2016 is why I read historical fiction Gunning brings a place and time vividly to life Thomas Jefferson's magnificent home Monticello in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia from 1787

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD Monticello Martha Jefferson Randolph 1772 1836 was “a multifaceted woman who had played a large role in her father’s – and our – history She stru

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD Monticello This was a complicated book which made the reading of it a bit slow It did not detract however from its worth A fragile and again complicated relationship between Thomas Jefferson and his eldest daughter to begin with Jefferson was a complex character and his statemanship aside it made it difficult for personal relationships to develop fully The family take on a diplomatic posting in France and after five heady

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    REVIEW Monticello Sally Cabot Gunning â 1 READ READ & DOWNLOAD Ï GRUPOSIAM.CO â Sally Cabot Gunning Monticello explores the relationship of our US founding father Thomas Jefferson and his daughter Martha Jeffers

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD Monticello Due out in September 2016This is a sensitively written thoughtful telling – fictionally imagined – of the life of Martha Jefferson Randolp

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD Monticello READ & DOWNLOAD Ï GRUPOSIAM.CO â Sally Cabot Gunning It's 1789 we're traveling by carriage up a mountain and are privy to the dreams of Martha Jefferson as she returns to her piece of heaven on earth Monticello We uickly learn that maintaining this heaven on earth has a price Because Monticello is a place where a daughter lives by the whims of her father and most devastatingly it exists due to the labor of people enslaved We travel along with Martha as she navigates the

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    REVIEW Monticello EBOOK DOWNLOAD Monticello A Daddy's Girl Martha Jefferson is the very epitome of a daddy's girl Her entire world revolves around him and while others

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD Monticello Sally Cabot Gunning â 1 READ READ & DOWNLOAD Ï GRUPOSIAM.CO â Sally Cabot Gunning I got spoiled with America's First Daughter last year which also is the story of Martha Washington Randolph and her father Thomas Jefferson So when I read this book which focuses on some of the darker aspects of their lives and of the unpleasant dark emotions in Martha's mind I had a very hard time reading this book This is a very well written book Unfortunately for me I was looking for optimism and hope give

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD Monticello Sally Cabot Gunning â 1 READ REVIEW Monticello I appreciated this book and overall enjoyed it However sometimes I would get a little frustrated with the main characters Martha Jefferson Randolph's thoughts because it just seemed like she was banging her own head against the wall for years

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  • ebook
  • 384
  • Monticello
  • Sally Cabot Gunning
  • English
  • 03 July 2019
  • 9780062320452