“46” finds a liberal, intelligent and principled lesbian as the President elect just as she takes the oath to undo the divisive and destructive leftovers of 45. With a lawyer’s background, a sharp mind and the legacy of her deceased wife’s dreams, she is determined to reunite the country and re-ignite the honest pride of America in what really makes it great. Just what we need to give us hope for a better future.
As always with Lynn Ames’ books you can tell immediately that it’s been extremely well researched and checked to within an inch of its life. The situations and players are realistic and the drama of the politics, situation room and interaction with the military are a great platform to showcase the two main characters. I have to admit I could have read double the politics just to see Emma at work overcoming both the legacy and the politicking of Washington. How a president can play the game but achieve their goals is an intriguing question as we saw with the wonderful Mr O.
The romance is, as always with Ms Ames, an instant attraction but slow burn. Emma and Palmer, the 4 star general she falls for, are wonderful women, dedicated to a life of service and paying the price for their choice; Emma constantly in the public eye, under threat and scrutiny at all times, Palmer with the legacy of the “don’t ask don’t tell” era written into her army DNA.
An uplifting read, giving hope that we could see the horrors of the last 4 years rolled back, reminding us that there are honest politicians who want the best for the country not for themselves. As we roll towards November Mr Biden now has a lot to live up to.
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