Franklin finds me standing at my desk. Standing behind me, he whispers, "Lovely Lucy," and his hands meet around my waist.
"You're a thin girl." "Some would say I'm in reduced circumstances. I like to think of it as reducing circumstances."
Lucy Mercer fell on hard times when her family lost their money. She took a job as Eleanor Roosevelt's social secretary. Told from Lucy's perspective, Franklin Loves Lucy is the story of a relationship that began when Franklin Roosevelt was Assistant Secretary of the Navy and ended when he was President and took his last breath with Lucy by his side.
"Never, ever did I feel more desired than I did during the hot summer days and nights with him. Our glorious existential world. Everyone deserves one great affair in their lives. Franklin was mine."
©2013 Mary Matthews (P)2013 Mary Matthews
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