Eighteen Acres by Nicolle Wallace
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Life in the White House(the 18 acres of the title and the pinnacle of U.S. government) is the subject of this first novel driven by the lives of Charlotte, first woman to be President; Melanie, a White House veteran and Charlotte's chief of staff; and Dale, TV correspondent covering the White House and Mistress of Peter, Charlotte's husband. The story is an unexpected page-turner! Melanie was my favorite character, but I was always turning pages to keep up with Charlotte and Dale as well. It's girlish and gossipy. At the highest levels of government, girls will be girls. And, they play politics a bit differently than men. Sort of beach book goes to Washington, I really enjoyed this story.
Nicolle Wallace, former political analyst for CBS news and communications director in the George W. Busch administration writes well about a subject she knows in her debut novel.
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