Fates and Traitors by Jennifer Chiaverini 

This was back to what I like about Jennifer Chiaverini. This was well written and I did not want to put it down. It makes you not hate the whole family of Booth’s. This made the whole family seem real and gave a reason for why John Wilkes Booth did what he did. Still dislike him but can stand the family now. It is even hard to hate the other conspirators. Keep writing like this. I received an ebook copy of this from Firsttoread for a fair and honest opinion.

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 Lincoln.


The subject of more 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 Hale, 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. 



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