The Resource The Lees of Menokin: : an early American love story

The Lees of Menokin: : an early American love story

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The Lees of Menokin: : an early American love story
Title
The Lees of Menokin:
Title remainder
an early American love story
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Lees of Menokin is a biographical novel about the life and marriage of Virginia planter and statesman Francis Lightfoot Lee, a dedicated patriot and signer of the Declaration of Independence. Francis Lee married Rebecca Tayloe a few years before the American Revolution began. Frank has known Becky Tayloe since she was an infant, yet when he happens upon her on an idyllic spring day in Williamsburg in 1768, he is amazed and enchanted by the beautiful young woman she has become. The encounter proves a fateful one for the charming ladies' man and consummate bachelor-although Becky is half his age, the pair fall quickly and deeply in love. On a sprawling thousand-acre estate they build the house they name Menokin, all a wedding gift from her father. Yet even as the Lees settle into married life, the suffocating grip of England tightens on the American colonies. Frank's position in the House of Burgesses earns him a seat in the Continental Congress in Philadelphia, where he spends four long years and joins fifty-five other patriots in signing the Declaration of Independence. War soon erupts in the colonies, sweeping the Lees along in its turbulent wake. As they move from Virginia to Pennsylvania to Maryland and back again, Frank and Becky find their marriage tested by the demands of political life and the chaos of war. Yet through it all, they hold fast to their abiding love for one another, true partners facing the struggles of life in a fledgling nation. Colonial Virginia and the American struggle for independence come alive in this exciting biographical novel
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Semsch, Suzanne Hadfield
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Lee, Francis Lightfoot
  • Lee, Rebecca Tayloe
  • Lee family
  • Menokin House (Richmond, Va.)
  • United States.
  • Historic buildings
  • Houses
Target audience
adult
Label
The Lees of Menokin: : an early American love story
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11738190
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781483545219
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11738190
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11738190
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The Lees of Menokin: : an early American love story
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11738190
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781483545219
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11738190
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11738190
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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