Sunday, November 7, 2010

(153) Eighteen Acres by Nicolle Walace

It doesn't matter what political party is in power, there is something about the White House and it's inner workings that just fascinates the American people. Look at the success that The West Wing had on NBC for years, people want to know what goes on behind the scenes.

Eighteen Acres is just another in a long line of Fiction novels that try to give us that peek at what goes on in the hallowed halls of the White House. Written by political commentator, Nicolle Wallace, Eighteen Acres is a fascinating look at the White House with fictional President Charlotte Kramer. The novel is told from three perspectives, Charlotte's, her Chief of Staff, Melanie and Dale, the female news reporter who has been sleeping with the First Gentleman for the last three years.

It is during a "routine" trip to Afghanistan that everything blows up, literally, for the President and her staff. Will the American people be able to look past the scandal and reelect the first female President to a second term?

I really, really enjoyed Eighteen Acres. The book was very well written with engaging characters and a story that is engrossing. Nicolle Wallace did an excellent job at humanizing a role that seems to have obtained rock star status. Her characters are sympathetic, intelligent, and committed to the jobs and the roles they play in American Politics. A wonderful read by a new author that has a great future in writing.

2 comments:

Melissa (Betty and Boo's Mommy) said...

This sounds like my kind of book. Haven't heard of this before reading this review, but I will be on the lookout for it now.

Charlotte's Web of Books said...

You will have to let me know what you thought.

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