Louisa, by Louisa Thomas, is a detailed telling of the life of Louisa Adams, John Quincy Adams wife.
I practically absorb books with a historical view. However, I kept putting this one off, I suppose because I really do not know much about this couple in the first place. When I did pick it up I found it very interesting.
She was born in London right before the Revolutionary War. Her father was an American, while her mother was British. She and John Quincy Adams had a very close marriage and they were able to live in many interesting places. However, she was never sure who or what she was, so she had to create a sense of self and a voice.
I felt like this was a well-researched book about the former First Lady and I would recommend it to anyone who has an interest in history, especially early American history.
I was given this book by NetGalley and Penguin Group Press in exchange for my honest review.