AMERICAN PRINCESS by Stephanie Marie Thornton & Giveaway



“As juicy and enlightening as a page in Meghan Markle’s diary.”—InStyle

In Stephanie Marie Thornton’s novel, AMERICAN PRINCESS(BerkleyPublishing), Alice may be the president’s daughter, but she’s nobody’s darling. As bold as her signature color Alice Blue, the gum-chewing, cigarette-smoking, poker-playing First Daughter discovers that the only way for a woman to stand out in Washington is to make waves–oceans of them. With the canny sophistication of the savviest politician on the Hill, Alice uses her celebrity to her advantage, testing the limits of her power and the seductive thrill of political entanglements.

But Washington, DC is rife with heartaches and betrayals, and when Alice falls hard for a smooth-talking congressman it will take everything this rebel has to emerge triumphant and claim her place as an American icon. As Alice soldiers through the devastation of two world wars and brazens out a cutting feud with her famous Roosevelt cousins, it’s no wonder everyone in the capital refers to her as the Other Washington Monument–and Alice intends to outlast them all.

The daughter of the President of the United State, Teddy Roosevelt, Alice Roosevelt wants to stand out in Washington and she succeeds. Alice enters a scandalous affair but moves on with gusto.  I love reading novels about real-life woman who are obscure and haven’t had a book written about them. Stephanie Marie Thornton’s, AMERICAN PRINCESS does not disappoint.




I’m a writer and high school history teacher who has been obsessed with infamous women from history since I was twelve.

My first two novels, The Secret History: A Novel of Empress Theodora and Daughter of the Gods: A Novel of Ancient Egypt reimagine the lives of two of history’s forgotten women: Theodora of the Byzantine Empire and Pharaoh Hatshepsut.

My third and fourth books center around the women who stood behind the greatest conquerors the world has ever seen. The Tiger Queens is the story of Genghis Khan’s wife and daughters, while The Conqueror’s Wife tells of the women who both loved and hated Alexander the Great. With my love of the ancient world, I also joined the H Team to help pen a collaborative novel, Song of War: A Novel of Troy in which I put a new spin on the story of Cassandra, King Priam’s cursed seer of a daughter.

I live with my husband and daughter in Alaska, where I’m at work on American Princess about Alice Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt’s wild child daughter (Berkley/Penguin, March 2019).

In addition to my blog, you can find me on Twitter as @StephMThornton and I’m also on GoodreadsFacebook, and Instagram.

Please feel free to email me as well.

Thanks to Berkley Publishing we have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us which woman’s life in history that you find fascinating hasn’t had her own novel written. We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.

GIVEAWAY: USA only please.

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29 thoughts on “AMERICAN PRINCESS by Stephanie Marie Thornton & Giveaway

  1. I am watching a Netflix series, Reign, about Mary Queen of Scots, who along with her cousin, Elizabeth I are fascinating to me, and through the series, I’ve discovered Catherine de’ Medici, Queen of France 1547-1559.

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  2. I’ve always been fascinated by Laura Ingalls Wilder’s mother Caroline. The hardships that the pioneer women faced while keeping the home and raising a family have always interested me.

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  3. I loved America’s First Daughter. I am sure this president’s daughter will be wonderful. It sounds very intriguing. I would read more about these women who helped hold their country and their families together during early days of American strength.

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  4. How about an entertaining book about the USO Hollywood actresses that always traveled with Bob Hope during war times for many wars. I always found those shows entertaining and inspirational for the troops. There’s gotta be some juicy tales from them. Would make for fun reading.

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  5. I have a good list of inspire women. From actresses, empowered, singers and politicians, humanitarian, writers and journalists.I like Diane Keaton, Maria Tersa de Calcuta,,etc.

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  6. I agree with one other message on here. I wish they do a novel about Annie Oakley. I remember writing a paper on her back in elementary school years ago and loved researching about her.

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  7. This is a hard one, seems like everyone has a book about them. I would like to read about Paul Revere’s wives, can’t think of there names right now

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  8. I’ve always been interested in women in early American history and would love to read about Clara Barton. I’m sure there are books about her but I haven’t read an as of yet.

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