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Franklin Loves Lucy

By: Mary Matthews
Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
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Franklin finds me standing at my desk. Standing behind me, he whispers, "Lovely Lucy," and his hands meet around my waist.

"You're a thin girl." "Some would say I'm in reduced circumstances. I like to think of it as reducing circumstances."

Lucy Mercer fell on hard times when her family lost their money. She took a job as Eleanor Roosevelt's social secretary. Told from Lucy's perspective, Franklin Loves Lucy is the story of a relationship that began when Franklin Roosevelt was Assistant Secretary of the Navy and ended when he was President and took his last breath with Lucy by his side.

"Never, ever did I feel more desired than I did during the hot summer days and nights with him. Our glorious existential world. Everyone deserves one great affair in their lives. Franklin was mine."

©2013 Mary Matthews (P)2013 Mary Matthews

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Loved it !! this story. the narrator is so fantastic it's like your really there!!

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The phrases “Lovely Lucy” and “the life I was born to….” were repeated ad nauseam . This book is little more than the rags at the grocery check out lane. It is a narcissistic foray into writing and fails miserably.

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🤷‍♀️. Looking for A Reason To Sympathize, Nope

I was curious to hear the story of FDR and Lucy Mercer to see if their story tugged at the heartstrings, but it didn’t for me.
Certainly the time had an impact but I found Lucy obsessive about her loss of wealth and although it was difficult, especially at the time, I found their affair to be so disrespectful and selfish
He wanted everything, must sayIm glad he was President, but he was human like all these intelligent powerful men and feed their wants and desires without the thought of those who suffer.
Glad I didn’t live at that time or have ever become involved with a powerful man .
The narrator also used her voice in a manner that draw any sympathy to the two
I received a free audiobook for an honest and voluntary review.