I was excited to read American Princess because Alice Roosevelt was not a historical figure I knew much about. I absolutely loved learning about this time period and seeing the world through Alice’s eyes, especially as she rolled up on the DC scene as a young woman looking to make waves. A beautiful story told over 96 years with enjoyable detail that left you rooting for Alice the whole way.
Despite being more than 400 pages I read this in two days because I enjoyed her fearless spirit in pursuit of supporting her family, advocating for herself, and following her heart. The writing kept me turning the pages and left me sad to close the book when I reached the last page.
I’m realizing how much I love realistic historical fiction, thanks to some recent titles, as well as American Princess. Can’t wait to recommend this to my friends!
For: Readers looking to learn more about the Roosevelts, as well as a realistic portrayal of what life is like to be the “First Daughter.”
Pairs well with: I was craving an Old Fashioned something fierce during this book, as well as one (or ten) beef wellingtons.
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. Loved the strongly fierce and independent female characters in this book!
Thank you to Berkley for letting me preview this read.