By: Louis Bayard
I love historical fiction and Lincoln and this book is a wonderful combination of both. It begins in 1840 as Mary Todd arrives in Springfield to live with her sister. She soon meets Lincoln and his roommate, Joshua Speed, who is everything that Lincoln is not. Handsome and charming, he teaches Lincoln how to fit into Springfield society. Mary soon recognizes his unique personality and their relationship deepens. But, she must deal with his strong relationship with Speed and her conflicted emotions about it. The story is told in two voices, Mary and Speed. This book is an excellent read.