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My Dearest Patcy: The Early Years of Martha Washington
By Barbara J. Vest. ISBN 1-58619-100-4. Copyright 2004. Softcover with 324 pages.
Martha Dandridge Custis was a wealthy widow from Virginia with four children, two of whom died in infancy. Martha was nearly twenty-eight years old when she met and married George Washington, her second husband. Born Martha Dandridge, she was the oldest of eight children-three brothers and four sisters. In her middle teens, she met Daniel Parke Custis, the only son of aristocratic John Custis. Theirs was a love match from the beginning. This historical novel is the love story of two people whose perseverance and devotion overcame all barriers but death. And it’s the story of a remarkable woman who went on to be remembered as Martha Washington, the First Lady of the United States.