Eighteen Acres

Eighteen Acres

A Novel

Book - 2010
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From the former Communications Director for the White House and current political media strategist comes a suspenseful and smart commercial novel about the first female president and all dramas and deceptions she faces both in politics and in love.

Eighteen Acres, a description used by political insiders when referring to the White House complex, follows the first female President of the United States, Charlotte Kramer, and her staff as they take on dangerous threats from abroad and within her very own cabinet.

Charlotte Kramer, the 45th US President, Melanie Kingston, the White House chief of staff, and Dale Smith, a White House correspondent for one of the networks are all working tirelessly on Charlotte's campaign for re-election. At the very moment when they should have been securing success, though, Kramer's White House implodes under rumors of her husband's infidelity and grave errors of judgment on the part of her closest national security advisor. In an upheaval that threatens not only the presidency, but the safety of the American people, Charlotte must fight to regain her footing and protect the the country she has given her life to serving.

Eighteen Acres combines political and family drama into one un-put-downable novel. It is a smart, juicy and fast-paced read that we're sure fans of commercial women's fiction will fall in total love with.

Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Atria Books, c2010
Edition: 1st Atria Books hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781439194829
Branch Call Number: WALL
Characteristics: 322 p. ; 24 cm

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lpreston214
Dec 27, 2011

This story, written by a former White House insider, is about three women. The president, her chief of staff and a network news star. It's told in alternating chapters from alternating points of view. A catastrophic event on a trip to Afghanistan is the centerpiece of the book and changes everything. A pretty good story if you can get over the fact that the women are all attractive and always wearing designer clothes. At times, predictably, the men in the story just can't handle playing second fiddle to strong women dedicated to their careers. The men in the story are not fully formed as characters but this is a story about women. In this book the women kick butt and get the job done. Who needs men?

RobinBartley Aug 20, 2011

Highly recommend this amazing book. Ins and outs of those around the president - a female president at that - were truely fascinating. Loved the perspective of the "first husband".

MelBooks May 03, 2011

Fast read. Easy to read.

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