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Fates and Traitors Read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Lincoln The subject of than a century of scholarship speculation and even obsession Booth is often portrayed as a shadowy figure a violent loner whose single murderous act made him the most hated man in America Lost to history until now is the story of the four women whom he loved and who loved him in return Mary Ann the steadfast matriarch of the Booth family; Asia his loyal sister and confidante; Lucy Lambert Ha. The Assassin and his WomenGo ahead judge a book by its cover The advance edition I obtained through Vine has the title in white against of dim monochrome photograph of John Wilkes Booth posing with a woman I think his sister Asia Half covering the photo and intertwined with the lettering are sprigs of dogwood blossom in scarlet It advertises as clear as anything that although this is a life of the famous actor ending shortly after his assassination of President Lincoln it will be told through the vehicle of romance Indeed the back cover promises a portrait of the four women whom he loved and who loved him in return Mary Ann the steadfast matriarch of the Booth family Asia his loyal sister and confidante Lucy Lambert Hale the senator s daughter who adored him yet tragically misunderstood the intensity of his wrath and Mary Surratt the Confederate widow entrusted with the secrets of his vengeful plot There will be a readership for this I am sure but I should have known that it was not for me I ordered the book only because earlier this year I wrote the text for a short opera about Booth and his possible involvement in an earlier plot to kill Lincoln in Balti in 1861 That involved a romance too I will admit But it made it difficult for me to go from the compression of a twenty minute drama to a four hundred page novel The readers for whom Jennifer Chiaverini is really writing will not have this problem and will probably enjoy her book

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Fates and Traitors Read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Le the senator’s daughter who adored Booth yet tragically misunderstood the intensity of his wrath; and Mary Surratt the Confederate widow entrusted with the secrets of his vengeful plot Fates and Traitors brings to life pivotal actors some willing others unwitting who made an indelible mark on the history of our nation Chiaverini portrays not just a soul in turmoil but a country at the precipice of immense chan. I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest reviewJohn Wilkes Booth is a name everyone still knows today He was the assassinator of President Abraham Lincoln Whiles this is a story of that fateful day it is also so much It tells the story of Wilkes life from the perspective of the 4 women who knew him the best his beloved mother his adoring sister his secret fianc and his co conspirator Although it is a fictionalization of his life the author really put a lot of research and facts into the story This could be exactly what happened behind the scenes Jennifer Chiaverini brings these characters to life the way most history books fail to do She does not take away the evil acts of John Wilkes Booth but she reminds us all that he was also a man who had a life and people who loved himShe starts her story before Wilkes was even born with his mother Mary Ann Mary Ann was written as a mother who loved her son her favorite son to the point where she overlooked his flaws She refused to see the man he was becoming holding tight to the boy he wasNext the story is picked up by his sister Asia Asia idolized her brother and loved him even though she saw the path he was heading towards Even after that fateful night she still never stopped loving the brother she knewLucy Hale is our third storyteller and her story is one of romance and love This was perhaps the most fictionalized portion of the story Although it was common knowledge that Wilkes was courting Lucy most of this na ve love affair is based on rumors and conjectures Still it is completely plausible and gives us a different perspective of John Wilkes Booth Our last woman storyteller is Mary Surratt the owner of the boardinghouse where Wilkes planned various traitorous acts The author is able to make her a sympathetic character even though she is a knowing participant in certain eventsThe action of the assassination is told by Wilkes himself whom by this time is not only a villian in your mind but a man fighting for his beliefs however zealous they might beThe author wraps up the story beautifully by alternating points of view to show the aftermath and the effects Wilkes act brought onto others This is not just a story about a day in history this is the story of a man s life and the lives of those he loved It is an excellent book and will be adored not only by those who like historical novels but also those who enjoy literary fiction I recommend this book strongly to everyone who knows that there is always two sides of every story

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Fates and Traitors Read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook The New York Times bestselling author of Mrs Lincoln’s Dressmaker returns with a riveting work of historical fiction following the notorious John Wilkes Booth and the four women who kept his perilous confidence John Wilkes Booth the mercurial son of an acclaimed British stage actor and a Covent Garden flower girl committed one of the most notorious acts in American history the assassination of President Abraham. DNF page 48This book is just not for me I am finding it rather dry with an over abundance of details I was looking forward to a historical fiction novel but the way this book read reminds me of a detail heavy biography I could force myself to continue reading but I am just going to stop at this point since I am not enjoying it I am sure that this book will have its audience but it didn t work for me


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    Read Fates and Traitors Jennifer Chiaverini ¾ 0 Download [PDF/EPUB] (Fates and Traitors) I'm a bit torn on this one which is why I've put off reviewing it for so long While it was a bit dull and flat at times I enjoyed reading a fictional account of John Wilkes Booth and found the plot interesting I

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    Jennifer Chiaverini ¾ 0 Download Download Ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¾ Jennifer Chiaverini Read Fates and Traitors DNF page 48This book is just not for me I am finding it rather dry with an over abundance of details I was looking forward to a historical fiction novel but the way this book read reminds me of a detail heavy biography I could force m

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    [PDF/EPUB] (Fates and Traitors) Download Ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¾ Jennifer Chiaverini Find this and other reviews at ’ve grown rather wary of dedicating my time and energy to novels by Jennifer Chiaverini I mean no offense to either the author or her fan base but I found both The Spymistress and Mrs Lincoln Rival one sided and unintuitive I believe that looking at history from a number of angles has value regardless of who

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    [PDF/EPUB] (Fates and Traitors) Jennifer Chiaverini ¾ 0 Download This was a fascinating look into the life of John Wilkes Booth and the people in his life Honestly I'd always thought of him as some sort of vengeful monster and thought nothing at all of the people in his life This book wasn't always fast paced but it was so thought provoking I had no idea that his parents were immigrants who abh

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    Download Ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¾ Jennifer Chiaverini [PDF/EPUB] (Fates and Traitors) The Assassin and his WomenGo ahead judge a book by its cover The advance edition I obtained through Vine has the title in white against of dim monochrome photograph of John Wilkes Booth posing with a woman I think his sister Asia Half covering the photo and intertwined with the lettering are sprigs of dogwood blossom in scarlet It advertises as clear as anything that although this is a life of the famous actor ending shortly aft

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    [PDF/EPUB] (Fates and Traitors) It takes a writer of great skill to animate a man as notorious as John Wilkes Booth into a character so fascinating the reader can scarcely look away; Chiaverini has succeeded I admit I was not keen on reading a book about Booth but

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    Read Fates and Traitors [PDF/EPUB] (Fates and Traitors) Jennifer Chiaverini ¾ 0 Download I received this from netgalleycom in exchange for a review Just couldn't get into this book So much detail and background on everybodyNo ratingAbandoned at 20%

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    Jennifer Chiaverini ¾ 0 Download [PDF/EPUB] (Fates and Traitors) I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest reviewJohn Wilkes Booth is a name everyone still knows today He was the assassinator of President Abraham Lincoln Whiles this is a story of that fa

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    [PDF/EPUB] (Fates and Traitors) Download Ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¾ Jennifer Chiaverini I would give this book a solid 35 or 375 stars if I could so I went with four I would like all people who are capable of assassinating a president or anyone for that matter to have certain characteristics and a personality that would make them easily identifiable and even better make it simple to prevent such a thing from happening because

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    [PDF/EPUB] (Fates and Traitors) Read Fates and Traitors DNF at 22% Goodreads really needs a DNF option cause I'm torn between which shelf I should put it in It's not exactly a bad book but I'd rather say it's not my type of historical fiction I wasn't loving the plot and I couldn't get myself to get further than 22% but I do plan on continuing in the future

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  • Hardcover
  • 382
  • Fates and Traitors
  • Jennifer Chiaverini
  • en
  • 01 March 2019
  • 9780525954309