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Rating: Lacking

Here’s how I feel about each book listed here:

  • On a scale of 1 to 5: I’d give it a 2.
  • My reaction, in a nutshell: It left something to be desired. I had more complaints than compliments.
  • Would I recommend it? No. You won’t hear me pushing this book.

I received a copy of Mrs. Lincoln’s Rival by Jennifer Chiaverini for review through the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program. Mrs. Lincoln’s Rival begins in the days leading up to the 1860 presidential election. Kate Chase, daughter of the thrice-widowed Salmon P. Chase, is bright, charming, and firmly ensconced as her father’s political ally and the… [keep reading]