Mount Vernon Love Story was the first book to be published by Mary Higgins Clark and was originally released with the title Aspire To The Heavens.
This novel about George and Martha Washington was first published in 1968.
Mount Vernon Love Story book description
Always a lover of history, Mary Higgins Clark wrote this extensively researched biographical novel and titled it Aspire to the Heavens, after the motto of George Washington’s mother.
Published in 1968, the book was more recently discovered by a Washington family descendant and reissued as Mount Vernon Love Story.
Dispelling the widespread belief that although George Washington married Martha Dandridge Custis, he reserved his true love for Sally Carey Fairfax, his best friend’s wife, Mary Higgins Clark describes the Washington marriage as one full of tenderness and passion, as a bond between two people who shared their lives – even the bitter hardship of a winter in Valley Forge – in every way.
In this author’s skilled hands, the history, the love, and the man come fully and dramatically alive.