Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule

Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule

Jennifer Chiaverini

From New York Times Bestselling writer Jennifer Chiaverini, the 1st novel to chronicle the singular relationship among Julia provide, liked First woman, and the brave girl who used to be her slave and namesake.

In 1844, shy Missouri belle Julia Dent met Lieutenant Ulysses S. provide, really good horseman and reluctant soldier. The fell deeply in love, yet Grant’s abolitionist relations refused to wait their marriage ceremony. For regardless of her husband's objections, Julia kept as her slave one other Julia, often called Jule.
on account that early life that they had been partners and confidantes. Julia used to be proficient with prophetic desires, which Jule helped her interpret; Julia secretly taught Jule to learn, whereas Jule grew to become her vision-impaired mistress’s eyes to the area. yet as supply rose in the course of the ranks of the Union military through the Civil struggle, the stark differences among mistress and slave strained their not likely friendship. Both girls risked sure probability as they traveled to and from basic Grant’s army headquarters—until the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation encouraged Jule to make a bold bid for freedom.

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