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The Secret Wife of Aaron Burr

Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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Eugenie Bearhani (1760-1835) was born in Calcutta, raised in Haiti, and brought as a servant - a free woman of color - to America by an English officer on the eve of the American Revolution. Yet none of that prepared Eugenie for her next employer: Colonel Aaron Burr, a man some whispered had made a pact with the devil.

The lines between master and servant soon tangle and blur, and first attraction becomes dangerous obsession. Many historians deny she even existed, but Eugenie and the children she bore to Burr were very real - and so was her little-known marriage to America's first true villain.

©2019 Susan Holloway Scott (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • 10-12-2019

The Secret Wife of Aaron Burr

As it was Audible I resented the way readers made Mary sound VERY unthankful. I enjoyed the history true or imagined of Burr and Hamilton

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  • Aviation enthusiast
  • 09-11-2019

Highly recommended.

What a story! Susan Holloway Scott has taken the skeleton of facts available about Aaron Burr's secret wife, an Indian child sold into slavery first to the French later to Americans, and spins an entirely believable tale of American history. This is about a subject as large as the birth of a nation and human resilience, and as focused as the hypocrisy of those seeking independence while keeping humans in slavery. The Secret Wife of Aaron Burr is rich with detail keeping its attention on the subject, who one can't help but root for. The narrator, Kirsten Potter does an excellent job. Don't miss the author's note at the end where Holloway Scott explains the novel's background and research.