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First Lady Audiobook

First Lady

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Publisher's Summary

The beautiful young widow of the president of the United States thought she was free of the White House, but circumstances have forced her back into the role of First Lady. She's made up her mind to escape, if only for a few days, so she can live the life of an ordinary person. An entire nation is searching for her, but the First Lady is in the last place anyone would think to look: in the company of a seductive stranger whose charm and good looks are awakening the forgotten woman within. With two adorable little orphaned girls along for the ride, they're heading out across the heartland, chasing their own American Dream on a wild journey of love, adventure, and glorious rebirth.

©2000 Susan Elizabeth Phillips; (P)2000 Books on Tape

What the Critics Say

"Another of Phillips' brilliant romantic romps, deftly combining laughter and love with real women's issues and served up with a sophisticated flair. Creative plotting adds sparkle, and entertaining, well-drawn secondary characters round out the novel, but it is the growing, healing relationship between the protagonists and how they finally form a family that touches the heartstrings and makes this contemporary romance an unforgettable read. "(Library Journal)

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    Jane Chicago, IL, United States 07-27-17
    Jane Chicago, IL, United States 07-27-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Heartwarming, happy, fulfilling."

    Charming ,witty, fun, romantic story. So enjoyable, it kept me up past my desired bedtime. She is one of my favorite authors.

    STORY BRIEF:
    The President dies in office. His wife Cornelia is asked to continue the job of first lady for the vice president who is single. She doesn't want the job and uses a disguise to escape the White House and travels as an ordinary person. While traveling she joins Matt who is driving for several days to deliver two orphaned girls to a relative. The girls are Lucy age 14 and Button a baby. Lucy has a significant role in this book. She is also the main character in the sequel “The Great Escape” where she is 31.

    AUDIOBOOK NARRATOR:
    Anna Fields was very good.

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    Narrative mode: 3rd person. Story length: 376 pages. Swearing language: strong, including religious swear words, but rarely used. Sexual language: mild. Number of sex scenes: about 4. Setting: current day US. Copyright: 2000. Genre: contemporary romance.

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    Erin McFarlane Franklin, MA United States 04-06-17
    Erin McFarlane Franklin, MA United States 04-06-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Classic SEP"

    Sometimes you just want a good love story and a few laughs, and Susan Elizabeth Phillips is always the answer in that department. First Lady is another book waiting for a movie-- the young widow of the President has lived her whole life in the spotlight, so she takes off on a road trip, encountering a tall, handsome stranger who just happens to be accompanied by a baby and a surly teenager. It's predictable and sweet, funny and touching-- a good escape from your daily grind. Anna Fields narrates well, especially the kids.

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    Dawn Missouri City, Texas, United States 06-19-16
    Dawn Missouri City, Texas, United States 06-19-16
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    "Very cool!"

    Pretty cool. Totally different take on a love story. Loved the look at a blended families and complicated relationships.

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    J. E. Culver 04-11-16
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    "fantastic book"

    I have so many favorite books by this author, this one I have read and listened to several times. Don't miss this one!

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    jodiod Bay area ca 10-12-15
    jodiod Bay area ca 10-12-15 Member Since 2016

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    "The best!"

    I love you SEP. You are a goddess and your books get better with each reread!! And I love the immortal Anna Fields.

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    Margarita New York, NY 07-27-14
    Margarita New York, NY 07-27-14 Member Since 2017

    All business but contemporary fun!

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    "The fantasy is not in the presidential content"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Cute read, as SEP's usual books. I was surprised to find that the exaggerated elements of the story are not in the presidential aspects of the first lady's life; rather in what happens next: meeting a tall, scruffy, handsome man and two orphan kids and joining them in a road trip... :) still cute.


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    Mildred United States 11-20-13
    Mildred United States 11-20-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Absolutely loved this story!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of First Lady to be better than the print version?

    Absolutely!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of First Lady?

    Deciding to adopt Lucy & Button


    What about Anna Fields’s performance did you like?

    She is absolutely perfect. One of the best performers for Susan Elizabeth Phillips books.<br/>


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When the First Lady decided to adopt the 2 orphaned children


    Any additional comments?

    I don't generally review books but I decided to make this an exception as I don't think I have ever enjoyed a story this much (and I have read & listened to very many). The characters were so real & likable. When Neelie told Lucy that she would adopt her & her baby sister it left me in tears. Next on my schedule is "The Great Escape"! Can't wait to read about Lucy's antics. She is so likable!!! Susan Elizabeth Phillips books never disappoint & leave me happy.

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    Lolita Baton Rouge, LA, United States 11-24-12
    Lolita Baton Rouge, LA, United States 11-24-12 Member Since 2012

    Moved to a place where I don't know anyone and I am stuck in a rut. Any suggestions on how to get out??

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    "Another great story."
    Would you consider the audio edition of First Lady to be better than the print version?

    Haven't read the book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Humerous, strong females.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The adoption


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The grandfather debating with his adopted granddaughter


    Any additional comments?

    Touching and humerous

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    nilay 09-17-12
    nilay 09-17-12
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    "One of the good SEP books"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It was a nice story with fun to read characters. I had a good time reading it


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lucy -


    Have you listened to any of Anna Fields’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    She was perfect as always


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    Sandy Colorado 01-06-12
    Sandy Colorado 01-06-12 Member Since 2009
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    "SEP is Always a Winner!"

    I have read several of the books by Susan Elizabeth Phillips, including the Chicago Stars series, and I have not once been disappointed with her books.They are light reading and a nice escape from every day life. First Lady was a great listen with some enjoyable twists and turns. I would definitely recommend this book to others.
    I believe that Anna Fields was one of the best narrators in the business and the audio book community lost a great performer with her death.
    Five stars all the way for this audio book.

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