Dear George, Dear Mary: A Novel of George Washington's First Love

Dear George Dear Mary A Novel of George Washington s First Love A novel about heiress Mary Philipse s relationship with George Washington based on historical accounts letters and personal journals by nine time New York Emmy award winning journalist Mary Calvi

  • Title: Dear George, Dear Mary: A Novel of George Washington's First Love
  • Author: Mary Calvi
  • ISBN: 1250162947
  • Page: 478
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A novel about heiress Mary Philipse s relationship with George Washington, based on historical accounts, letters, and personal journals by nine time New York Emmy award winning journalist Mary Calvi Love is said to be an involuntary passion, and it is, therefore, contended that it cannot be resisted George WashingtonDid unrequited love help spark a flame that ignited A novel about heiress Mary Philipse s relationship with George Washington, based on historical accounts, letters, and personal journals by nine time New York Emmy award winning journalist Mary Calvi Love is said to be an involuntary passion, and it is, therefore, contended that it cannot be resisted George WashingtonDid unrequited love help spark a flame that ignited a cause that became the American Revolution Never before has this story about George Washington been told Crafted from hundreds of letters, witness accounts, and journal entries, Dear George, Dear Mary explores George s relationship with his first love, New York heiress Mary Philipse, the richest belle in Colonial America.From elegant eighteenth century society to bloody battlefields, the novel creates breathtaking scenes and riveting characters Dramatic portraits of the two main characters unveil a Washington on the precipice of greatness, using the very words he spoke and wrote, and his ravishing love, whose outward beauty and refinement disguise a complex inner struggle Dear George, Dear Mary reveals why George Washington had such bitter resentment toward the Brits, established nearly two decades before the American Revolution, and it unveils details of a deception long hidden from the world that led Mary Philipse to be named a traitor, condemned to death and left with nothing While that may sound like the end,

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    About “Mary Calvi

    • Mary Calvi

      As a journalist, MARY CALVI searches for untold stories Never would she have imagined she would find one hidden away for centuries in her hometown and in the grand manor that once belonged to the first love of George Washington This novel is based on what she uncovered through her years of research involving thousands of documents related to George Washington, Mary Eliza Philipse, and other hist As a journalist, MARY CALVI searches for untold stories Never would she have imagined she would find one hidden away for centuries in her hometown and in the grand manor that once belonged to the first love of George Washington This novel is based on what she uncovered through her years of research involving thousands of documents related to George Washington, Mary Eliza Philipse, and other historical figures Calvi is a nine time New York Emmy award winning journalist She is a television news anchor in New York City Mary is also First Lady of the City of Yonkers She serves as a board member of the Hudson River Museum This is her first novel



    159 thoughts on “Dear George, Dear Mary: A Novel of George Washington's First Love

    • Find this and other reviews at I get too far ahead of myself, I want to note that I m in the minority when it comes to Mary Calvi s Dear George, Dear Mary Most readers really loved the time they spent with this book and as such, I hope anyone reading this takes my feedback with a grain of salt.Calvi based this story on a little known chapter of George Washington s life and while I liked the material, I found the thesis difficult to swallow I don Find this and other reviews at I get too far ahead [...]


    • I have long been fascinated by George Washington So, naturally I was intrigued by the idea of Dear George, Dear Mary Honestly, this was not a story I enjoyed and barely finished I know that George Washington had relationships with women and feelings for at least one before and after his marriage to Martha His relationship with Sally Fairfax is well known However, I was unaware of the existence of Mary Philipse before reading this novel While I appreciate that the author did extensive resea I hav [...]




    • I thoroughly enjoyed reading Dear George, Dear Mary This book was so addictive that I couldn t stop reading it Mary Calvi instantly drew me into the story of George and Mary I loved the style, the history and the old time feel of her book I kept anticipating the next page Her creative descriptions helped bring the book to life This was truly an enjoyable read and I highly recommend it.


    • 1756, Yonkers On Hudson, NYMary Eliza Philipse is nervous about the upcoming ball at Philipse Manor She is to celebrate her 21st birthday and 220 guests including the most celebrated colonel of the colonies, George Washington, are to be attending 1753, Fredericksburg, VirginiaGeorge Washington walks alone in wilderness in the early hours of the morning as he is to deliver a letter, he thinks Tis better to be alone than in bad company As a boy, he had written down 110 rules that he had learn 1756 [...]


    • I have been giving this review a lot of thought From the title and the blurb I expected to actually read letters from to George Washington and from to Mary Philipse therefore I experienced some disappointment that it was not so To be sure, there are snippets here and there but not to the extent I had been looking forward to or had been led to believe The story is enthralling at times and at others I feel left wanting I m not sure if that is because as a woman of our time I want her to n I have b [...]


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