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Join an adventure walking in the shoes of Abigail Adams, wife of the second President of the United States, John Adams. Many stepping stones along this journey are first-hand accounts of Abigail’s correspondence before, during, and after the birth of her nation. Her forthright, knowledgeable insights reporting from the hotbed of Boston during the Revolution reveal the struggle of a young, loving family often separated as they balanced the needs of family vs. the needs of the emerging nation.
You will encounter discourse from famous people and witness Abigail’s benevolence. She taught a young African-American boy to read, advocating for his inclusion in a traditional school. An early abolitionist, she also fought for women’s education and suffrage. Share her anguish as she buried four of her children. Realize Abigail’s political prowess as chief advisor to John.
Abigail became the first of two valiant women to wear the labels of both wife and mother of an American president. This passionate portrayal of Abigail’s life highlights the hardships endured by the patriots to cement America’s values of liberty and justice for all.
This book appeals to people who seek freedom, justice and equality for all. Anyone with a curiosity for how the United States became a nation will be drawn to this book. It resembles a historical novel, but also possesses romance, tragedy, love of family, conflict and conflict-resolution.
After reading this book, you will have an appreciation for the imminent dangers the Founding Fathers & Mothers, particularly Abigail Adams, faced during the Revolution. She was John’s confidante and most trusted advisor, who despite the criticism she received as First Lady, continued with fortitude to battle for the advancement of America.
You can find Wild Colts Make the Best Horses: The Intrepid Life of Abigail Adams by Mary Mauch on Amazon.
Suzanne Harris is a seasoned media veteran. She’s an avid reader and hosted talk programs on both radio and television. A master coach and facilitator, Suzanne gives us a candid look into new books and the authors who have dedicated themselves to sharing their stories.