The Secret Diary of Mrs. John Quincy Adams

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The Secret Diary of Mrs. John Quincy Adams

Beatrice Cayzer

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Finalist Chanticleer Book Awards for Historical Fiction 

Despite being a work of fiction, Beatrice Cayzer places you at the moment in The Secret Diary of Mrs. John Quincy Adams. President John Quincy Adams, the 6th President of the United States, married English-born Louisa Johnson two years after proposing. Adams attempted not to marry Louisa, a 22-year-old spinster who had come with a false promised dowry and a secret from her past. After the couple said their “I Do’s,” they embarked on a rocky but steadfast marriage lasting 50 years.

See their relationship unfold throughout the years in The Secret Diary of Mrs. John Quincy Adams. You will hear Louisa’s strenuous voice from the pages of her personal diary. She does not hide any details about her journeys, struggles, and hard work. Louisa put intense effort into fighting slavery and helping American women eventually have the ability to vote. Both of the Adams battled depression and demons while in the White House. Louise struggled with her role as First Lady, often criticized her husband, and was reclusive. She had endured twelve complicated pregnancies, only having four children, three of whom she outlived. Despite their difficulties, Adams’ challenges brought them together where they had a late amorous relationship. The blissful heights the Adams reached late in their marriage have been reflected in President Adams’ diaries.

The Secret Diary of Mrs. John Quincy Adams gives a glimpse into the work it takes to learn to put love into every word and action. Cayzer shows in this book that Louisa does find her true self. After being a crusader against slavery and fighting for women’s voting rights, Louisa fought to protect women from abusive husbands. The Secret Diary of Mrs. John Quincy Adams gives you a look at a remarkable yet troubled woman’s life. Despite suffering such loss and heartache, Cayzer demonstrates how Louisa rose above every difficulty. 

About the Author

Beatrice Fairbanks Cayzer has lived in Europe, the United States and traveled widely abroad, spending much time in Dubai. Her personal familiarity with the places and people who participate in ‘The Sport of Kings’ enables her to recreate an authentic atmosphere and background for this colorful world in her writing. She was married to Stanley Cayzer and founded the Cayzer Museum for Children in England before becoming an author. On an interesting historical note, Beatrice’s two ancestors arrived in northern Virginia in the 1600s and helped build their community. In 2016, Cayzer authored “The Secret Diary of Mrs. John Quincy Adams” which was a Finalist for the Chanticleer Book Award for Historical Fiction in 2016, which features the best books on Late Period Historical Fiction. Beatrice belongs to several social clubs in the U.S. and Europe and is a philanthropist. She supports international charities, including the Lambeth Palace Library, St. John’s Ophthalmic Hospital, Help the Aged, The Order of St. Lazarus, and the Red Cross. Her first fiction novel, “Murder by Medicine” was published by SleuthHound Books in 2008.

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9781623860110

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SleuthHound Books



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  1. Anthony Roberts

    Five Stars
    Inspiring story of a great lady.

  2. Samira Sowan

    A Great Book
    The author Beatrice succeeded to keep the reader thrilled to read every page in her book and to take us through the journey of the unique character of Louise and live the era of the 1700 and 1800.in such a fascinating way. I definitely enjoyed every page of this compelling story. A must-read.

  3. Bella L.

    A Wonderful Story
    After reading this manuscript, I can say that I fell in love with Louisa Adams. She was a strong individual whose life story needed to be told. Louisa Adams made an impact. I couldn’t put the book down. A must read.

  4. VIV

    Superbcharacterizatioss
    Reader observes as main personages meet the ups and downs that bruise those on the top level yet took to heart the enormous wrongs done to slaves in America and went into battle.

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