White Houses

White Houses

For readers of The Paris Wife and The Swans of Fifth Avenue comes a "sensuous, captivating account of a forbidden affair between two women" (People)--Eleanor Roosevelt and "first friend" Lorena Hickok. Lorena Hickok meets Eleanor Roosevelt in 1932 while reporting on Franklin Roosevelt's first presidential campaign. Having grown up worse than poor in South Dakota and reinven For readers of The Paris Wife and The Swans of Fifth Avenue comes a "sensuous, captivating account of a forbidden aff...

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Title:White Houses
Author:Amy Bloom
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:White Houses
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Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

White Houses Reviews

  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    Feb 18, 2018

    Fifty-five years after her death, and more than 70 years after she left the White House following her husband's death, Eleanor Roosevelt remains one of the most intriguing women in history. She certainly was a role model for trailblazing women not interested in being confined to the bo...

    The writing by Amy Bloom in ?White Houses? is beautiful.....soooo lovely!!! We learn a lot about Lorena Hickok, American journalist: her troubled childhood in South Dakota of sexual abuse - abandonment- poverty - and starting out on her own from an early age. Lorena also dis...

    Whenever I read fictionalized accounts of famous people I always wonder about what really happened. I especially wonder about their conversations and I have to keep reminding myself that I'm reading a work of fiction. Amy Bloom in this wonderfully written book, imagines the relationshi...

    3.5 I forgot, folks, I forgot! I forgot I don?t like historical fiction that?s based on famous people. Why was my memory snoozing when I picked up this book? I remember (of course, too late) that I swore off reading such books after I finished Twain's End and suddenly thought...

    5 starting-my-new-year-in-reading-with-an-absolute-BANG ? ? ? stars to White Houses ? ? ? ? ? My grandmother had a saying that what you were doing when the clock strikes midnight on New Year?s Eve is what you will be doing all year long. I always thought i...

    3.5 A fly on the wall, that is how I felt reading this novel. Told from the viewpoint of Hick, we are privvy to intimate glimpses of her relationship with Eleanor, as well as glimpses into the secrets of those living in the White House. Roosevelt and his harem, as Hick calls them, the ...

    This book is a work of fiction based on the relationship of Eleanor Roosevelt and her long time friend and companion, Lorena Hickock. Lorena?s voice narrates this story. They both seemed to be lost souls that found together, what they both never had in life, and it was written in a...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! ?In many dreams I've held you near, Now, at last, you're really here. ?Where have you been? I've looked for you forever and a day Where have you been? I'm just not myself when you're away? -- Where Have You Been lyrics by Kathy Mattea When Fra...

    This is a fictionalized account of the friendship, and probable lesbian relationship, between Lenora Hickok (?Hick?), a journalist, and Eleanor Roosevelt. The author tells the story through Lenora?s eyes and what I enjoyed the most are the historical details: the Lindburgh kidnap...

    White Houses is a fictionalized account of Eleanor Roosevelt's relationship with Lorena Hickok. The novel is narrated from Hickok's perspective. It's more of a character study than a story. Hickok recounts part of her childhood, and moves back and forth in time, always coming back to t...

    This book details the relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and ?first friend? Lenora Hickok. The book is written from Hick?s point of view. It?s not told in a linear fashion, but more as a series of memories. When Hick focuses on her opinion about others, I loved it. Th...

    White Houses is a timely read which I don?t think Amy Bloom could have predicted. In response to a recent immigration border policy separating children and parents, First Ladies from past to present spoke out. If Eleanor Roosevelt was still alive, her voice might be the loudest. Seco...

    I said that the Potsdam diner was a delight. She said that after the funeral there was corned beef and cabbage and homemade beer. She said the service was Irish Catholic and heartfelt. I hung up my coat and made a show of taking out my notebook and doing my job, and asking about her h...

    4.5 strong written stars Eleanor Roosevelt...what person does not know that name? Wife of the longest serving president, humanitarian, mother to six children and wife to a philanderer of a husband. Speaking out as first lady, she became a woman working for the good of the poor, the ...

    White Houses has been sitting on my shelf for some time and finally, I grabbed it off my shelf and found a grassy, shady spot to hide in a coulee till I finished reading this story Amy Bloom beautifully captures the hidden love between Eleanor Roosevelt and journalist Lorena ?Hick...

    This is a work of historical fiction about first lady Eleanor Roosevelt and her romantic relationship with American journalist Lorena Hickok (nicknamed "Hick"). Born in Wisconsin, Hickok triumphed over a disastrous childhood to eventually become a reporter for the Associated Press (AP)...

    This fictional portrayal of the love relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and a journalist who joined the White House staff as her PR writer, Lorena Hickok, was fun to read. Told from the perspective of Lorena (known as ?Hick?), we get a ?fly on the wall? window into Eleanor?...

    3.5 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. A touching fictionalized story about the love affair between First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and writer Lorena Hickok. Amy Bloom tells the story of the two women through Lorena's eyes as she recoun...

    Just started listening to the audio; the narrator is perfect!!! This has to be Amy Bloom's best and most beautiful book yet. She left her heart on its pages, especially the heart of Lorena Hickok. Most of us know what an incredible woman Eleanor Roosevelt was as First Lady to FDR an...

    "No love like old love." -'White Houses' by Amy Bloom Much has been written about the Roosevelt family over the years; in particular, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife, Eleanor. And much has been written about the Roosevelts' marriage. President Roosevelt's extramarit...

    For me, the best part of "White Houses" is the depiction of the relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickock, especially as they age. Bloom artfully contrasts the two women's backgrounds - poverty vs. privilege. On the surface they are an odd couple, but they make sense on...

    3.5 stars. This is a love story, one not like any romance I have ever read where my eyes roll at the sugary sweet dialog. Amy Bloom writes of love as if it's a part of the most beautiful birds, flowers, and sunsets found in nature. I found her descriptions just breathtaking. This...

    I haven?t stopped thinking about this gem of a book, the powerful telling of an unconventional love story by author Amy Bloom. White Houses is historical fiction, based on research and letters exchanged between Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok, a journalist who was invited to live...

    I was really looking forward to this book. I'm a longtime fan of Amy Bloom, and like how she writes somewhat quirky people inside relationships. I like the idea of reading the untold story of the unknown (but open secret) lesbian lover of one of the greatest first ladies we've ever...

  • Cheri
    Dec 18, 2017

    Fifty-five years after her death, and more than 70 years after she left the White House following her husband's death, Eleanor Roosevelt remains one of the most intriguing women in history. She certainly was a role model for trailblazing women not interested in being confined to the bo...

    The writing by Amy Bloom in ?White Houses? is beautiful.....soooo lovely!!! We learn a lot about Lorena Hickok, American journalist: her troubled childhood in South Dakota of sexual abuse - abandonment- poverty - and starting out on her own from an early age. Lorena also dis...

    Whenever I read fictionalized accounts of famous people I always wonder about what really happened. I especially wonder about their conversations and I have to keep reminding myself that I'm reading a work of fiction. Amy Bloom in this wonderfully written book, imagines the relationshi...

    3.5 I forgot, folks, I forgot! I forgot I don?t like historical fiction that?s based on famous people. Why was my memory snoozing when I picked up this book? I remember (of course, too late) that I swore off reading such books after I finished Twain's End and suddenly thought...

    5 starting-my-new-year-in-reading-with-an-absolute-BANG ? ? ? stars to White Houses ? ? ? ? ? My grandmother had a saying that what you were doing when the clock strikes midnight on New Year?s Eve is what you will be doing all year long. I always thought i...

    3.5 A fly on the wall, that is how I felt reading this novel. Told from the viewpoint of Hick, we are privvy to intimate glimpses of her relationship with Eleanor, as well as glimpses into the secrets of those living in the White House. Roosevelt and his harem, as Hick calls them, the ...

    This book is a work of fiction based on the relationship of Eleanor Roosevelt and her long time friend and companion, Lorena Hickock. Lorena?s voice narrates this story. They both seemed to be lost souls that found together, what they both never had in life, and it was written in a...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! ?In many dreams I've held you near, Now, at last, you're really here. ?Where have you been? I've looked for you forever and a day Where have you been? I'm just not myself when you're away? -- Where Have You Been lyrics by Kathy Mattea When Fra...

  • JanB
    Feb 22, 2018

    Fifty-five years after her death, and more than 70 years after she left the White House following her husband's death, Eleanor Roosevelt remains one of the most intriguing women in history. She certainly was a role model for trailblazing women not interested in being confined to the bo...

    The writing by Amy Bloom in ?White Houses? is beautiful.....soooo lovely!!! We learn a lot about Lorena Hickok, American journalist: her troubled childhood in South Dakota of sexual abuse - abandonment- poverty - and starting out on her own from an early age. Lorena also dis...

    Whenever I read fictionalized accounts of famous people I always wonder about what really happened. I especially wonder about their conversations and I have to keep reminding myself that I'm reading a work of fiction. Amy Bloom in this wonderfully written book, imagines the relationshi...

    3.5 I forgot, folks, I forgot! I forgot I don?t like historical fiction that?s based on famous people. Why was my memory snoozing when I picked up this book? I remember (of course, too late) that I swore off reading such books after I finished Twain's End and suddenly thought...

    5 starting-my-new-year-in-reading-with-an-absolute-BANG ? ? ? stars to White Houses ? ? ? ? ? My grandmother had a saying that what you were doing when the clock strikes midnight on New Year?s Eve is what you will be doing all year long. I always thought i...

    3.5 A fly on the wall, that is how I felt reading this novel. Told from the viewpoint of Hick, we are privvy to intimate glimpses of her relationship with Eleanor, as well as glimpses into the secrets of those living in the White House. Roosevelt and his harem, as Hick calls them, the ...

    This book is a work of fiction based on the relationship of Eleanor Roosevelt and her long time friend and companion, Lorena Hickock. Lorena?s voice narrates this story. They both seemed to be lost souls that found together, what they both never had in life, and it was written in a...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! ?In many dreams I've held you near, Now, at last, you're really here. ?Where have you been? I've looked for you forever and a day Where have you been? I'm just not myself when you're away? -- Where Have You Been lyrics by Kathy Mattea When Fra...

    This is a fictionalized account of the friendship, and probable lesbian relationship, between Lenora Hickok (?Hick?), a journalist, and Eleanor Roosevelt. The author tells the story through Lenora?s eyes and what I enjoyed the most are the historical details: the Lindburgh kidnap...

  • Stacey
    Jun 19, 2018

    Fifty-five years after her death, and more than 70 years after she left the White House following her husband's death, Eleanor Roosevelt remains one of the most intriguing women in history. She certainly was a role model for trailblazing women not interested in being confined to the bo...

    The writing by Amy Bloom in ?White Houses? is beautiful.....soooo lovely!!! We learn a lot about Lorena Hickok, American journalist: her troubled childhood in South Dakota of sexual abuse - abandonment- poverty - and starting out on her own from an early age. Lorena also dis...

    Whenever I read fictionalized accounts of famous people I always wonder about what really happened. I especially wonder about their conversations and I have to keep reminding myself that I'm reading a work of fiction. Amy Bloom in this wonderfully written book, imagines the relationshi...

    3.5 I forgot, folks, I forgot! I forgot I don?t like historical fiction that?s based on famous people. Why was my memory snoozing when I picked up this book? I remember (of course, too late) that I swore off reading such books after I finished Twain's End and suddenly thought...

    5 starting-my-new-year-in-reading-with-an-absolute-BANG ? ? ? stars to White Houses ? ? ? ? ? My grandmother had a saying that what you were doing when the clock strikes midnight on New Year?s Eve is what you will be doing all year long. I always thought i...

    3.5 A fly on the wall, that is how I felt reading this novel. Told from the viewpoint of Hick, we are privvy to intimate glimpses of her relationship with Eleanor, as well as glimpses into the secrets of those living in the White House. Roosevelt and his harem, as Hick calls them, the ...

    This book is a work of fiction based on the relationship of Eleanor Roosevelt and her long time friend and companion, Lorena Hickock. Lorena?s voice narrates this story. They both seemed to be lost souls that found together, what they both never had in life, and it was written in a...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! ?In many dreams I've held you near, Now, at last, you're really here. ?Where have you been? I've looked for you forever and a day Where have you been? I'm just not myself when you're away? -- Where Have You Been lyrics by Kathy Mattea When Fra...

    This is a fictionalized account of the friendship, and probable lesbian relationship, between Lenora Hickok (?Hick?), a journalist, and Eleanor Roosevelt. The author tells the story through Lenora?s eyes and what I enjoyed the most are the historical details: the Lindburgh kidnap...

    White Houses is a fictionalized account of Eleanor Roosevelt's relationship with Lorena Hickok. The novel is narrated from Hickok's perspective. It's more of a character study than a story. Hickok recounts part of her childhood, and moves back and forth in time, always coming back to t...

    This book details the relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and ?first friend? Lenora Hickok. The book is written from Hick?s point of view. It?s not told in a linear fashion, but more as a series of memories. When Hick focuses on her opinion about others, I loved it. Th...

    White Houses is a timely read which I don?t think Amy Bloom could have predicted. In response to a recent immigration border policy separating children and parents, First Ladies from past to present spoke out. If Eleanor Roosevelt was still alive, her voice might be the loudest. Seco...

  • Elyse Walters
    Feb 07, 2018

    Fifty-five years after her death, and more than 70 years after she left the White House following her husband's death, Eleanor Roosevelt remains one of the most intriguing women in history. She certainly was a role model for trailblazing women not interested in being confined to the bo...

    The writing by Amy Bloom in ?White Houses? is beautiful.....soooo lovely!!! We learn a lot about Lorena Hickok, American journalist: her troubled childhood in South Dakota of sexual abuse - abandonment- poverty - and starting out on her own from an early age. Lorena also dis...

  • ☮Karen
    Mar 19, 2018

    Fifty-five years after her death, and more than 70 years after she left the White House following her husband's death, Eleanor Roosevelt remains one of the most intriguing women in history. She certainly was a role model for trailblazing women not interested in being confined to the bo...

    The writing by Amy Bloom in ?White Houses? is beautiful.....soooo lovely!!! We learn a lot about Lorena Hickok, American journalist: her troubled childhood in South Dakota of sexual abuse - abandonment- poverty - and starting out on her own from an early age. Lorena also dis...

    Whenever I read fictionalized accounts of famous people I always wonder about what really happened. I especially wonder about their conversations and I have to keep reminding myself that I'm reading a work of fiction. Amy Bloom in this wonderfully written book, imagines the relationshi...

    3.5 I forgot, folks, I forgot! I forgot I don?t like historical fiction that?s based on famous people. Why was my memory snoozing when I picked up this book? I remember (of course, too late) that I swore off reading such books after I finished Twain's End and suddenly thought...

    5 starting-my-new-year-in-reading-with-an-absolute-BANG ? ? ? stars to White Houses ? ? ? ? ? My grandmother had a saying that what you were doing when the clock strikes midnight on New Year?s Eve is what you will be doing all year long. I always thought i...

    3.5 A fly on the wall, that is how I felt reading this novel. Told from the viewpoint of Hick, we are privvy to intimate glimpses of her relationship with Eleanor, as well as glimpses into the secrets of those living in the White House. Roosevelt and his harem, as Hick calls them, the ...

    This book is a work of fiction based on the relationship of Eleanor Roosevelt and her long time friend and companion, Lorena Hickock. Lorena?s voice narrates this story. They both seemed to be lost souls that found together, what they both never had in life, and it was written in a...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! ?In many dreams I've held you near, Now, at last, you're really here. ?Where have you been? I've looked for you forever and a day Where have you been? I'm just not myself when you're away? -- Where Have You Been lyrics by Kathy Mattea When Fra...

    This is a fictionalized account of the friendship, and probable lesbian relationship, between Lenora Hickok (?Hick?), a journalist, and Eleanor Roosevelt. The author tells the story through Lenora?s eyes and what I enjoyed the most are the historical details: the Lindburgh kidnap...

    White Houses is a fictionalized account of Eleanor Roosevelt's relationship with Lorena Hickok. The novel is narrated from Hickok's perspective. It's more of a character study than a story. Hickok recounts part of her childhood, and moves back and forth in time, always coming back to t...

    This book details the relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and ?first friend? Lenora Hickok. The book is written from Hick?s point of view. It?s not told in a linear fashion, but more as a series of memories. When Hick focuses on her opinion about others, I loved it. Th...

    White Houses is a timely read which I don?t think Amy Bloom could have predicted. In response to a recent immigration border policy separating children and parents, First Ladies from past to present spoke out. If Eleanor Roosevelt was still alive, her voice might be the loudest. Seco...

    I said that the Potsdam diner was a delight. She said that after the funeral there was corned beef and cabbage and homemade beer. She said the service was Irish Catholic and heartfelt. I hung up my coat and made a show of taking out my notebook and doing my job, and asking about her h...

    4.5 strong written stars Eleanor Roosevelt...what person does not know that name? Wife of the longest serving president, humanitarian, mother to six children and wife to a philanderer of a husband. Speaking out as first lady, she became a woman working for the good of the poor, the ...

    White Houses has been sitting on my shelf for some time and finally, I grabbed it off my shelf and found a grassy, shady spot to hide in a coulee till I finished reading this story Amy Bloom beautifully captures the hidden love between Eleanor Roosevelt and journalist Lorena ?Hick...

    This is a work of historical fiction about first lady Eleanor Roosevelt and her romantic relationship with American journalist Lorena Hickok (nicknamed "Hick"). Born in Wisconsin, Hickok triumphed over a disastrous childhood to eventually become a reporter for the Associated Press (AP)...

    This fictional portrayal of the love relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and a journalist who joined the White House staff as her PR writer, Lorena Hickok, was fun to read. Told from the perspective of Lorena (known as ?Hick?), we get a ?fly on the wall? window into Eleanor?...

    3.5 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. A touching fictionalized story about the love affair between First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and writer Lorena Hickok. Amy Bloom tells the story of the two women through Lorena's eyes as she recoun...

    Just started listening to the audio; the narrator is perfect!!! This has to be Amy Bloom's best and most beautiful book yet. She left her heart on its pages, especially the heart of Lorena Hickok. Most of us know what an incredible woman Eleanor Roosevelt was as First Lady to FDR an...

    "No love like old love." -'White Houses' by Amy Bloom Much has been written about the Roosevelt family over the years; in particular, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife, Eleanor. And much has been written about the Roosevelts' marriage. President Roosevelt's extramarit...

    For me, the best part of "White Houses" is the depiction of the relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickock, especially as they age. Bloom artfully contrasts the two women's backgrounds - poverty vs. privilege. On the surface they are an odd couple, but they make sense on...

    3.5 stars. This is a love story, one not like any romance I have ever read where my eyes roll at the sugary sweet dialog. Amy Bloom writes of love as if it's a part of the most beautiful birds, flowers, and sunsets found in nature. I found her descriptions just breathtaking. This...

  • Marialyce
    Feb 24, 2018

    Fifty-five years after her death, and more than 70 years after she left the White House following her husband's death, Eleanor Roosevelt remains one of the most intriguing women in history. She certainly was a role model for trailblazing women not interested in being confined to the bo...

    The writing by Amy Bloom in ?White Houses? is beautiful.....soooo lovely!!! We learn a lot about Lorena Hickok, American journalist: her troubled childhood in South Dakota of sexual abuse - abandonment- poverty - and starting out on her own from an early age. Lorena also dis...

    Whenever I read fictionalized accounts of famous people I always wonder about what really happened. I especially wonder about their conversations and I have to keep reminding myself that I'm reading a work of fiction. Amy Bloom in this wonderfully written book, imagines the relationshi...

    3.5 I forgot, folks, I forgot! I forgot I don?t like historical fiction that?s based on famous people. Why was my memory snoozing when I picked up this book? I remember (of course, too late) that I swore off reading such books after I finished Twain's End and suddenly thought...

    5 starting-my-new-year-in-reading-with-an-absolute-BANG ? ? ? stars to White Houses ? ? ? ? ? My grandmother had a saying that what you were doing when the clock strikes midnight on New Year?s Eve is what you will be doing all year long. I always thought i...

    3.5 A fly on the wall, that is how I felt reading this novel. Told from the viewpoint of Hick, we are privvy to intimate glimpses of her relationship with Eleanor, as well as glimpses into the secrets of those living in the White House. Roosevelt and his harem, as Hick calls them, the ...

    This book is a work of fiction based on the relationship of Eleanor Roosevelt and her long time friend and companion, Lorena Hickock. Lorena?s voice narrates this story. They both seemed to be lost souls that found together, what they both never had in life, and it was written in a...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! ?In many dreams I've held you near, Now, at last, you're really here. ?Where have you been? I've looked for you forever and a day Where have you been? I'm just not myself when you're away? -- Where Have You Been lyrics by Kathy Mattea When Fra...

    This is a fictionalized account of the friendship, and probable lesbian relationship, between Lenora Hickok (?Hick?), a journalist, and Eleanor Roosevelt. The author tells the story through Lenora?s eyes and what I enjoyed the most are the historical details: the Lindburgh kidnap...

    White Houses is a fictionalized account of Eleanor Roosevelt's relationship with Lorena Hickok. The novel is narrated from Hickok's perspective. It's more of a character study than a story. Hickok recounts part of her childhood, and moves back and forth in time, always coming back to t...

    This book details the relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and ?first friend? Lenora Hickok. The book is written from Hick?s point of view. It?s not told in a linear fashion, but more as a series of memories. When Hick focuses on her opinion about others, I loved it. Th...

    White Houses is a timely read which I don?t think Amy Bloom could have predicted. In response to a recent immigration border policy separating children and parents, First Ladies from past to present spoke out. If Eleanor Roosevelt was still alive, her voice might be the loudest. Seco...

    I said that the Potsdam diner was a delight. She said that after the funeral there was corned beef and cabbage and homemade beer. She said the service was Irish Catholic and heartfelt. I hung up my coat and made a show of taking out my notebook and doing my job, and asking about her h...

    4.5 strong written stars Eleanor Roosevelt...what person does not know that name? Wife of the longest serving president, humanitarian, mother to six children and wife to a philanderer of a husband. Speaking out as first lady, she became a woman working for the good of the poor, the ...

  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    Nov 05, 2017

    Fifty-five years after her death, and more than 70 years after she left the White House following her husband's death, Eleanor Roosevelt remains one of the most intriguing women in history. She certainly was a role model for trailblazing women not interested in being confined to the bo...

    The writing by Amy Bloom in ?White Houses? is beautiful.....soooo lovely!!! We learn a lot about Lorena Hickok, American journalist: her troubled childhood in South Dakota of sexual abuse - abandonment- poverty - and starting out on her own from an early age. Lorena also dis...

    Whenever I read fictionalized accounts of famous people I always wonder about what really happened. I especially wonder about their conversations and I have to keep reminding myself that I'm reading a work of fiction. Amy Bloom in this wonderfully written book, imagines the relationshi...

    3.5 I forgot, folks, I forgot! I forgot I don?t like historical fiction that?s based on famous people. Why was my memory snoozing when I picked up this book? I remember (of course, too late) that I swore off reading such books after I finished Twain's End and suddenly thought...

    5 starting-my-new-year-in-reading-with-an-absolute-BANG ? ? ? stars to White Houses ? ? ? ? ? My grandmother had a saying that what you were doing when the clock strikes midnight on New Year?s Eve is what you will be doing all year long. I always thought i...

    3.5 A fly on the wall, that is how I felt reading this novel. Told from the viewpoint of Hick, we are privvy to intimate glimpses of her relationship with Eleanor, as well as glimpses into the secrets of those living in the White House. Roosevelt and his harem, as Hick calls them, the ...

    This book is a work of fiction based on the relationship of Eleanor Roosevelt and her long time friend and companion, Lorena Hickock. Lorena?s voice narrates this story. They both seemed to be lost souls that found together, what they both never had in life, and it was written in a...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! ?In many dreams I've held you near, Now, at last, you're really here. ?Where have you been? I've looked for you forever and a day Where have you been? I'm just not myself when you're away? -- Where Have You Been lyrics by Kathy Mattea When Fra...

    This is a fictionalized account of the friendship, and probable lesbian relationship, between Lenora Hickok (?Hick?), a journalist, and Eleanor Roosevelt. The author tells the story through Lenora?s eyes and what I enjoyed the most are the historical details: the Lindburgh kidnap...

    White Houses is a fictionalized account of Eleanor Roosevelt's relationship with Lorena Hickok. The novel is narrated from Hickok's perspective. It's more of a character study than a story. Hickok recounts part of her childhood, and moves back and forth in time, always coming back to t...

    This book details the relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and ?first friend? Lenora Hickok. The book is written from Hick?s point of view. It?s not told in a linear fashion, but more as a series of memories. When Hick focuses on her opinion about others, I loved it. Th...

    White Houses is a timely read which I don?t think Amy Bloom could have predicted. In response to a recent immigration border policy separating children and parents, First Ladies from past to present spoke out. If Eleanor Roosevelt was still alive, her voice might be the loudest. Seco...

    I said that the Potsdam diner was a delight. She said that after the funeral there was corned beef and cabbage and homemade beer. She said the service was Irish Catholic and heartfelt. I hung up my coat and made a show of taking out my notebook and doing my job, and asking about her h...

    4.5 strong written stars Eleanor Roosevelt...what person does not know that name? Wife of the longest serving president, humanitarian, mother to six children and wife to a philanderer of a husband. Speaking out as first lady, she became a woman working for the good of the poor, the ...

    White Houses has been sitting on my shelf for some time and finally, I grabbed it off my shelf and found a grassy, shady spot to hide in a coulee till I finished reading this story Amy Bloom beautifully captures the hidden love between Eleanor Roosevelt and journalist Lorena ?Hick...

    This is a work of historical fiction about first lady Eleanor Roosevelt and her romantic relationship with American journalist Lorena Hickok (nicknamed "Hick"). Born in Wisconsin, Hickok triumphed over a disastrous childhood to eventually become a reporter for the Associated Press (AP)...

    This fictional portrayal of the love relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and a journalist who joined the White House staff as her PR writer, Lorena Hickok, was fun to read. Told from the perspective of Lorena (known as ?Hick?), we get a ?fly on the wall? window into Eleanor?...

    3.5 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. A touching fictionalized story about the love affair between First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and writer Lorena Hickok. Amy Bloom tells the story of the two women through Lorena's eyes as she recoun...

    Just started listening to the audio; the narrator is perfect!!! This has to be Amy Bloom's best and most beautiful book yet. She left her heart on its pages, especially the heart of Lorena Hickok. Most of us know what an incredible woman Eleanor Roosevelt was as First Lady to FDR an...

    "No love like old love." -'White Houses' by Amy Bloom Much has been written about the Roosevelt family over the years; in particular, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife, Eleanor. And much has been written about the Roosevelts' marriage. President Roosevelt's extramarit...

    For me, the best part of "White Houses" is the depiction of the relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickock, especially as they age. Bloom artfully contrasts the two women's backgrounds - poverty vs. privilege. On the surface they are an odd couple, but they make sense on...

    3.5 stars. This is a love story, one not like any romance I have ever read where my eyes roll at the sugary sweet dialog. Amy Bloom writes of love as if it's a part of the most beautiful birds, flowers, and sunsets found in nature. I found her descriptions just breathtaking. This...

    I haven?t stopped thinking about this gem of a book, the powerful telling of an unconventional love story by author Amy Bloom. White Houses is historical fiction, based on research and letters exchanged between Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok, a journalist who was invited to live...

    I was really looking forward to this book. I'm a longtime fan of Amy Bloom, and like how she writes somewhat quirky people inside relationships. I like the idea of reading the untold story of the unknown (but open secret) lesbian lover of one of the greatest first ladies we've ever...

    How can a love story have no emotion? None, zero, zip. The characters were flat and devoid of any humanization. Wow...can't believe this one actually made it from manuscript to published work. ...

    After you?ve read a number of books by an author, you may be able to pinpoint where they hit you. For me, Amy Bloom?s luscious writing lands in my mouth. Specifically, my taste buds. And my mouth waters as I read as if I?ve been served my fantasy feast and it?s just for me and ...

    I first read about Lorena Hickok and Eleanor Roosevelt last year when I read Loving Eleanor by Susan Wittig Albert. It's a fabulous book, deep and well researched. And I loved it. So, when I learned about White Houses by Amy Bloom was I curious about how it would be. I'm glad to say th...

  • Darlene
    Jul 19, 2018

    Fifty-five years after her death, and more than 70 years after she left the White House following her husband's death, Eleanor Roosevelt remains one of the most intriguing women in history. She certainly was a role model for trailblazing women not interested in being confined to the bo...

    The writing by Amy Bloom in ?White Houses? is beautiful.....soooo lovely!!! We learn a lot about Lorena Hickok, American journalist: her troubled childhood in South Dakota of sexual abuse - abandonment- poverty - and starting out on her own from an early age. Lorena also dis...

    Whenever I read fictionalized accounts of famous people I always wonder about what really happened. I especially wonder about their conversations and I have to keep reminding myself that I'm reading a work of fiction. Amy Bloom in this wonderfully written book, imagines the relationshi...

    3.5 I forgot, folks, I forgot! I forgot I don?t like historical fiction that?s based on famous people. Why was my memory snoozing when I picked up this book? I remember (of course, too late) that I swore off reading such books after I finished Twain's End and suddenly thought...

    5 starting-my-new-year-in-reading-with-an-absolute-BANG ? ? ? stars to White Houses ? ? ? ? ? My grandmother had a saying that what you were doing when the clock strikes midnight on New Year?s Eve is what you will be doing all year long. I always thought i...

    3.5 A fly on the wall, that is how I felt reading this novel. Told from the viewpoint of Hick, we are privvy to intimate glimpses of her relationship with Eleanor, as well as glimpses into the secrets of those living in the White House. Roosevelt and his harem, as Hick calls them, the ...

    This book is a work of fiction based on the relationship of Eleanor Roosevelt and her long time friend and companion, Lorena Hickock. Lorena?s voice narrates this story. They both seemed to be lost souls that found together, what they both never had in life, and it was written in a...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! ?In many dreams I've held you near, Now, at last, you're really here. ?Where have you been? I've looked for you forever and a day Where have you been? I'm just not myself when you're away? -- Where Have You Been lyrics by Kathy Mattea When Fra...

    This is a fictionalized account of the friendship, and probable lesbian relationship, between Lenora Hickok (?Hick?), a journalist, and Eleanor Roosevelt. The author tells the story through Lenora?s eyes and what I enjoyed the most are the historical details: the Lindburgh kidnap...

    White Houses is a fictionalized account of Eleanor Roosevelt's relationship with Lorena Hickok. The novel is narrated from Hickok's perspective. It's more of a character study than a story. Hickok recounts part of her childhood, and moves back and forth in time, always coming back to t...

    This book details the relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and ?first friend? Lenora Hickok. The book is written from Hick?s point of view. It?s not told in a linear fashion, but more as a series of memories. When Hick focuses on her opinion about others, I loved it. Th...

    White Houses is a timely read which I don?t think Amy Bloom could have predicted. In response to a recent immigration border policy separating children and parents, First Ladies from past to present spoke out. If Eleanor Roosevelt was still alive, her voice might be the loudest. Seco...

    I said that the Potsdam diner was a delight. She said that after the funeral there was corned beef and cabbage and homemade beer. She said the service was Irish Catholic and heartfelt. I hung up my coat and made a show of taking out my notebook and doing my job, and asking about her h...

    4.5 strong written stars Eleanor Roosevelt...what person does not know that name? Wife of the longest serving president, humanitarian, mother to six children and wife to a philanderer of a husband. Speaking out as first lady, she became a woman working for the good of the poor, the ...

    White Houses has been sitting on my shelf for some time and finally, I grabbed it off my shelf and found a grassy, shady spot to hide in a coulee till I finished reading this story Amy Bloom beautifully captures the hidden love between Eleanor Roosevelt and journalist Lorena ?Hick...

    This is a work of historical fiction about first lady Eleanor Roosevelt and her romantic relationship with American journalist Lorena Hickok (nicknamed "Hick"). Born in Wisconsin, Hickok triumphed over a disastrous childhood to eventually become a reporter for the Associated Press (AP)...

    This fictional portrayal of the love relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and a journalist who joined the White House staff as her PR writer, Lorena Hickok, was fun to read. Told from the perspective of Lorena (known as ?Hick?), we get a ?fly on the wall? window into Eleanor?...

    3.5 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. A touching fictionalized story about the love affair between First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and writer Lorena Hickok. Amy Bloom tells the story of the two women through Lorena's eyes as she recoun...

    Just started listening to the audio; the narrator is perfect!!! This has to be Amy Bloom's best and most beautiful book yet. She left her heart on its pages, especially the heart of Lorena Hickok. Most of us know what an incredible woman Eleanor Roosevelt was as First Lady to FDR an...

    "No love like old love." -'White Houses' by Amy Bloom Much has been written about the Roosevelt family over the years; in particular, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife, Eleanor. And much has been written about the Roosevelts' marriage. President Roosevelt's extramarit...

  • Tasha
    Feb 28, 2018

    Fifty-five years after her death, and more than 70 years after she left the White House following her husband's death, Eleanor Roosevelt remains one of the most intriguing women in history. She certainly was a role model for trailblazing women not interested in being confined to the bo...

    The writing by Amy Bloom in ?White Houses? is beautiful.....soooo lovely!!! We learn a lot about Lorena Hickok, American journalist: her troubled childhood in South Dakota of sexual abuse - abandonment- poverty - and starting out on her own from an early age. Lorena also dis...

    Whenever I read fictionalized accounts of famous people I always wonder about what really happened. I especially wonder about their conversations and I have to keep reminding myself that I'm reading a work of fiction. Amy Bloom in this wonderfully written book, imagines the relationshi...

    3.5 I forgot, folks, I forgot! I forgot I don?t like historical fiction that?s based on famous people. Why was my memory snoozing when I picked up this book? I remember (of course, too late) that I swore off reading such books after I finished Twain's End and suddenly thought...

    5 starting-my-new-year-in-reading-with-an-absolute-BANG ? ? ? stars to White Houses ? ? ? ? ? My grandmother had a saying that what you were doing when the clock strikes midnight on New Year?s Eve is what you will be doing all year long. I always thought i...

    3.5 A fly on the wall, that is how I felt reading this novel. Told from the viewpoint of Hick, we are privvy to intimate glimpses of her relationship with Eleanor, as well as glimpses into the secrets of those living in the White House. Roosevelt and his harem, as Hick calls them, the ...

    This book is a work of fiction based on the relationship of Eleanor Roosevelt and her long time friend and companion, Lorena Hickock. Lorena?s voice narrates this story. They both seemed to be lost souls that found together, what they both never had in life, and it was written in a...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! ?In many dreams I've held you near, Now, at last, you're really here. ?Where have you been? I've looked for you forever and a day Where have you been? I'm just not myself when you're away? -- Where Have You Been lyrics by Kathy Mattea When Fra...

    This is a fictionalized account of the friendship, and probable lesbian relationship, between Lenora Hickok (?Hick?), a journalist, and Eleanor Roosevelt. The author tells the story through Lenora?s eyes and what I enjoyed the most are the historical details: the Lindburgh kidnap...

    White Houses is a fictionalized account of Eleanor Roosevelt's relationship with Lorena Hickok. The novel is narrated from Hickok's perspective. It's more of a character study than a story. Hickok recounts part of her childhood, and moves back and forth in time, always coming back to t...

    This book details the relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and ?first friend? Lenora Hickok. The book is written from Hick?s point of view. It?s not told in a linear fashion, but more as a series of memories. When Hick focuses on her opinion about others, I loved it. Th...

    White Houses is a timely read which I don?t think Amy Bloom could have predicted. In response to a recent immigration border policy separating children and parents, First Ladies from past to present spoke out. If Eleanor Roosevelt was still alive, her voice might be the loudest. Seco...

    I said that the Potsdam diner was a delight. She said that after the funeral there was corned beef and cabbage and homemade beer. She said the service was Irish Catholic and heartfelt. I hung up my coat and made a show of taking out my notebook and doing my job, and asking about her h...

    4.5 strong written stars Eleanor Roosevelt...what person does not know that name? Wife of the longest serving president, humanitarian, mother to six children and wife to a philanderer of a husband. Speaking out as first lady, she became a woman working for the good of the poor, the ...

    White Houses has been sitting on my shelf for some time and finally, I grabbed it off my shelf and found a grassy, shady spot to hide in a coulee till I finished reading this story Amy Bloom beautifully captures the hidden love between Eleanor Roosevelt and journalist Lorena ?Hick...

    This is a work of historical fiction about first lady Eleanor Roosevelt and her romantic relationship with American journalist Lorena Hickok (nicknamed "Hick"). Born in Wisconsin, Hickok triumphed over a disastrous childhood to eventually become a reporter for the Associated Press (AP)...

    This fictional portrayal of the love relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and a journalist who joined the White House staff as her PR writer, Lorena Hickok, was fun to read. Told from the perspective of Lorena (known as ?Hick?), we get a ?fly on the wall? window into Eleanor?...

    3.5 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. A touching fictionalized story about the love affair between First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and writer Lorena Hickok. Amy Bloom tells the story of the two women through Lorena's eyes as she recoun...

    Just started listening to the audio; the narrator is perfect!!! This has to be Amy Bloom's best and most beautiful book yet. She left her heart on its pages, especially the heart of Lorena Hickok. Most of us know what an incredible woman Eleanor Roosevelt was as First Lady to FDR an...

    "No love like old love." -'White Houses' by Amy Bloom Much has been written about the Roosevelt family over the years; in particular, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife, Eleanor. And much has been written about the Roosevelts' marriage. President Roosevelt's extramarit...

    For me, the best part of "White Houses" is the depiction of the relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickock, especially as they age. Bloom artfully contrasts the two women's backgrounds - poverty vs. privilege. On the surface they are an odd couple, but they make sense on...

    3.5 stars. This is a love story, one not like any romance I have ever read where my eyes roll at the sugary sweet dialog. Amy Bloom writes of love as if it's a part of the most beautiful birds, flowers, and sunsets found in nature. I found her descriptions just breathtaking. This...

    I haven?t stopped thinking about this gem of a book, the powerful telling of an unconventional love story by author Amy Bloom. White Houses is historical fiction, based on research and letters exchanged between Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok, a journalist who was invited to live...

    I was really looking forward to this book. I'm a longtime fan of Amy Bloom, and like how she writes somewhat quirky people inside relationships. I like the idea of reading the untold story of the unknown (but open secret) lesbian lover of one of the greatest first ladies we've ever...

    How can a love story have no emotion? None, zero, zip. The characters were flat and devoid of any humanization. Wow...can't believe this one actually made it from manuscript to published work. ...

    After you?ve read a number of books by an author, you may be able to pinpoint where they hit you. For me, Amy Bloom?s luscious writing lands in my mouth. Specifically, my taste buds. And my mouth waters as I read as if I?ve been served my fantasy feast and it?s just for me and ...

    I first read about Lorena Hickok and Eleanor Roosevelt last year when I read Loving Eleanor by Susan Wittig Albert. It's a fabulous book, deep and well researched. And I loved it. So, when I learned about White Houses by Amy Bloom was I curious about how it would be. I'm glad to say th...

    This was a beautiful book in many ways. As a fictional biography of Lorena Hickok, it was superb, capturing her early life, her appearance, raspy voice, prickly personality; bringing to life a woman I had heard of because of her relationship with Eleanor Roosevelt, but never knew much ...

    In the end, or from the start, this really wasn't for me. I was excited to read this but it really fell flat almost from the start. It felt more like a desperate romance with focus on the physical and not the more emotional connection between two people that I expected. The timeline ju...

  • Esil
    Dec 02, 2017

    Fifty-five years after her death, and more than 70 years after she left the White House following her husband's death, Eleanor Roosevelt remains one of the most intriguing women in history. She certainly was a role model for trailblazing women not interested in being confined to the bo...

    The writing by Amy Bloom in ?White Houses? is beautiful.....soooo lovely!!! We learn a lot about Lorena Hickok, American journalist: her troubled childhood in South Dakota of sexual abuse - abandonment- poverty - and starting out on her own from an early age. Lorena also dis...

    Whenever I read fictionalized accounts of famous people I always wonder about what really happened. I especially wonder about their conversations and I have to keep reminding myself that I'm reading a work of fiction. Amy Bloom in this wonderfully written book, imagines the relationshi...

    3.5 I forgot, folks, I forgot! I forgot I don?t like historical fiction that?s based on famous people. Why was my memory snoozing when I picked up this book? I remember (of course, too late) that I swore off reading such books after I finished Twain's End and suddenly thought...

    5 starting-my-new-year-in-reading-with-an-absolute-BANG ? ? ? stars to White Houses ? ? ? ? ? My grandmother had a saying that what you were doing when the clock strikes midnight on New Year?s Eve is what you will be doing all year long. I always thought i...

    3.5 A fly on the wall, that is how I felt reading this novel. Told from the viewpoint of Hick, we are privvy to intimate glimpses of her relationship with Eleanor, as well as glimpses into the secrets of those living in the White House. Roosevelt and his harem, as Hick calls them, the ...

    This book is a work of fiction based on the relationship of Eleanor Roosevelt and her long time friend and companion, Lorena Hickock. Lorena?s voice narrates this story. They both seemed to be lost souls that found together, what they both never had in life, and it was written in a...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! ?In many dreams I've held you near, Now, at last, you're really here. ?Where have you been? I've looked for you forever and a day Where have you been? I'm just not myself when you're away? -- Where Have You Been lyrics by Kathy Mattea When Fra...

    This is a fictionalized account of the friendship, and probable lesbian relationship, between Lenora Hickok (?Hick?), a journalist, and Eleanor Roosevelt. The author tells the story through Lenora?s eyes and what I enjoyed the most are the historical details: the Lindburgh kidnap...

    White Houses is a fictionalized account of Eleanor Roosevelt's relationship with Lorena Hickok. The novel is narrated from Hickok's perspective. It's more of a character study than a story. Hickok recounts part of her childhood, and moves back and forth in time, always coming back to t...

  • Michael
    Feb 14, 2018

    Fifty-five years after her death, and more than 70 years after she left the White House following her husband's death, Eleanor Roosevelt remains one of the most intriguing women in history. She certainly was a role model for trailblazing women not interested in being confined to the bo...

    The writing by Amy Bloom in ?White Houses? is beautiful.....soooo lovely!!! We learn a lot about Lorena Hickok, American journalist: her troubled childhood in South Dakota of sexual abuse - abandonment- poverty - and starting out on her own from an early age. Lorena also dis...

    Whenever I read fictionalized accounts of famous people I always wonder about what really happened. I especially wonder about their conversations and I have to keep reminding myself that I'm reading a work of fiction. Amy Bloom in this wonderfully written book, imagines the relationshi...

    3.5 I forgot, folks, I forgot! I forgot I don?t like historical fiction that?s based on famous people. Why was my memory snoozing when I picked up this book? I remember (of course, too late) that I swore off reading such books after I finished Twain's End and suddenly thought...

    5 starting-my-new-year-in-reading-with-an-absolute-BANG ? ? ? stars to White Houses ? ? ? ? ? My grandmother had a saying that what you were doing when the clock strikes midnight on New Year?s Eve is what you will be doing all year long. I always thought i...

    3.5 A fly on the wall, that is how I felt reading this novel. Told from the viewpoint of Hick, we are privvy to intimate glimpses of her relationship with Eleanor, as well as glimpses into the secrets of those living in the White House. Roosevelt and his harem, as Hick calls them, the ...

    This book is a work of fiction based on the relationship of Eleanor Roosevelt and her long time friend and companion, Lorena Hickock. Lorena?s voice narrates this story. They both seemed to be lost souls that found together, what they both never had in life, and it was written in a...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! ?In many dreams I've held you near, Now, at last, you're really here. ?Where have you been? I've looked for you forever and a day Where have you been? I'm just not myself when you're away? -- Where Have You Been lyrics by Kathy Mattea When Fra...

    This is a fictionalized account of the friendship, and probable lesbian relationship, between Lenora Hickok (?Hick?), a journalist, and Eleanor Roosevelt. The author tells the story through Lenora?s eyes and what I enjoyed the most are the historical details: the Lindburgh kidnap...

    White Houses is a fictionalized account of Eleanor Roosevelt's relationship with Lorena Hickok. The novel is narrated from Hickok's perspective. It's more of a character study than a story. Hickok recounts part of her childhood, and moves back and forth in time, always coming back to t...

    This book details the relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and ?first friend? Lenora Hickok. The book is written from Hick?s point of view. It?s not told in a linear fashion, but more as a series of memories. When Hick focuses on her opinion about others, I loved it. Th...

    White Houses is a timely read which I don?t think Amy Bloom could have predicted. In response to a recent immigration border policy separating children and parents, First Ladies from past to present spoke out. If Eleanor Roosevelt was still alive, her voice might be the loudest. Seco...

    I said that the Potsdam diner was a delight. She said that after the funeral there was corned beef and cabbage and homemade beer. She said the service was Irish Catholic and heartfelt. I hung up my coat and made a show of taking out my notebook and doing my job, and asking about her h...

    4.5 strong written stars Eleanor Roosevelt...what person does not know that name? Wife of the longest serving president, humanitarian, mother to six children and wife to a philanderer of a husband. Speaking out as first lady, she became a woman working for the good of the poor, the ...

    White Houses has been sitting on my shelf for some time and finally, I grabbed it off my shelf and found a grassy, shady spot to hide in a coulee till I finished reading this story Amy Bloom beautifully captures the hidden love between Eleanor Roosevelt and journalist Lorena ?Hick...

    This is a work of historical fiction about first lady Eleanor Roosevelt and her romantic relationship with American journalist Lorena Hickok (nicknamed "Hick"). Born in Wisconsin, Hickok triumphed over a disastrous childhood to eventually become a reporter for the Associated Press (AP)...

    This fictional portrayal of the love relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and a journalist who joined the White House staff as her PR writer, Lorena Hickok, was fun to read. Told from the perspective of Lorena (known as ?Hick?), we get a ?fly on the wall? window into Eleanor?...

  • Liz
    Feb 04, 2018

    Fifty-five years after her death, and more than 70 years after she left the White House following her husband's death, Eleanor Roosevelt remains one of the most intriguing women in history. She certainly was a role model for trailblazing women not interested in being confined to the bo...

    The writing by Amy Bloom in ?White Houses? is beautiful.....soooo lovely!!! We learn a lot about Lorena Hickok, American journalist: her troubled childhood in South Dakota of sexual abuse - abandonment- poverty - and starting out on her own from an early age. Lorena also dis...

    Whenever I read fictionalized accounts of famous people I always wonder about what really happened. I especially wonder about their conversations and I have to keep reminding myself that I'm reading a work of fiction. Amy Bloom in this wonderfully written book, imagines the relationshi...

    3.5 I forgot, folks, I forgot! I forgot I don?t like historical fiction that?s based on famous people. Why was my memory snoozing when I picked up this book? I remember (of course, too late) that I swore off reading such books after I finished Twain's End and suddenly thought...

    5 starting-my-new-year-in-reading-with-an-absolute-BANG ? ? ? stars to White Houses ? ? ? ? ? My grandmother had a saying that what you were doing when the clock strikes midnight on New Year?s Eve is what you will be doing all year long. I always thought i...

    3.5 A fly on the wall, that is how I felt reading this novel. Told from the viewpoint of Hick, we are privvy to intimate glimpses of her relationship with Eleanor, as well as glimpses into the secrets of those living in the White House. Roosevelt and his harem, as Hick calls them, the ...

    This book is a work of fiction based on the relationship of Eleanor Roosevelt and her long time friend and companion, Lorena Hickock. Lorena?s voice narrates this story. They both seemed to be lost souls that found together, what they both never had in life, and it was written in a...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! ?In many dreams I've held you near, Now, at last, you're really here. ?Where have you been? I've looked for you forever and a day Where have you been? I'm just not myself when you're away? -- Where Have You Been lyrics by Kathy Mattea When Fra...

    This is a fictionalized account of the friendship, and probable lesbian relationship, between Lenora Hickok (?Hick?), a journalist, and Eleanor Roosevelt. The author tells the story through Lenora?s eyes and what I enjoyed the most are the historical details: the Lindburgh kidnap...

    White Houses is a fictionalized account of Eleanor Roosevelt's relationship with Lorena Hickok. The novel is narrated from Hickok's perspective. It's more of a character study than a story. Hickok recounts part of her childhood, and moves back and forth in time, always coming back to t...

    This book details the relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and ?first friend? Lenora Hickok. The book is written from Hick?s point of view. It?s not told in a linear fashion, but more as a series of memories. When Hick focuses on her opinion about others, I loved it. Th...

  • Diane S ☔
    Dec 03, 2017

    Fifty-five years after her death, and more than 70 years after she left the White House following her husband's death, Eleanor Roosevelt remains one of the most intriguing women in history. She certainly was a role model for trailblazing women not interested in being confined to the bo...

    The writing by Amy Bloom in ?White Houses? is beautiful.....soooo lovely!!! We learn a lot about Lorena Hickok, American journalist: her troubled childhood in South Dakota of sexual abuse - abandonment- poverty - and starting out on her own from an early age. Lorena also dis...

    Whenever I read fictionalized accounts of famous people I always wonder about what really happened. I especially wonder about their conversations and I have to keep reminding myself that I'm reading a work of fiction. Amy Bloom in this wonderfully written book, imagines the relationshi...

    3.5 I forgot, folks, I forgot! I forgot I don?t like historical fiction that?s based on famous people. Why was my memory snoozing when I picked up this book? I remember (of course, too late) that I swore off reading such books after I finished Twain's End and suddenly thought...

    5 starting-my-new-year-in-reading-with-an-absolute-BANG ? ? ? stars to White Houses ? ? ? ? ? My grandmother had a saying that what you were doing when the clock strikes midnight on New Year?s Eve is what you will be doing all year long. I always thought i...

    3.5 A fly on the wall, that is how I felt reading this novel. Told from the viewpoint of Hick, we are privvy to intimate glimpses of her relationship with Eleanor, as well as glimpses into the secrets of those living in the White House. Roosevelt and his harem, as Hick calls them, the ...

  • Angela M
    Dec 02, 2017

    Fifty-five years after her death, and more than 70 years after she left the White House following her husband's death, Eleanor Roosevelt remains one of the most intriguing women in history. She certainly was a role model for trailblazing women not interested in being confined to the bo...

    The writing by Amy Bloom in ?White Houses? is beautiful.....soooo lovely!!! We learn a lot about Lorena Hickok, American journalist: her troubled childhood in South Dakota of sexual abuse - abandonment- poverty - and starting out on her own from an early age. Lorena also dis...

    Whenever I read fictionalized accounts of famous people I always wonder about what really happened. I especially wonder about their conversations and I have to keep reminding myself that I'm reading a work of fiction. Amy Bloom in this wonderfully written book, imagines the relationshi...

  • Betsy Robinson
    Feb 19, 2018

    Fifty-five years after her death, and more than 70 years after she left the White House following her husband's death, Eleanor Roosevelt remains one of the most intriguing women in history. She certainly was a role model for trailblazing women not interested in being confined to the bo...

    The writing by Amy Bloom in ?White Houses? is beautiful.....soooo lovely!!! We learn a lot about Lorena Hickok, American journalist: her troubled childhood in South Dakota of sexual abuse - abandonment- poverty - and starting out on her own from an early age. Lorena also dis...

    Whenever I read fictionalized accounts of famous people I always wonder about what really happened. I especially wonder about their conversations and I have to keep reminding myself that I'm reading a work of fiction. Amy Bloom in this wonderfully written book, imagines the relationshi...

    3.5 I forgot, folks, I forgot! I forgot I don?t like historical fiction that?s based on famous people. Why was my memory snoozing when I picked up this book? I remember (of course, too late) that I swore off reading such books after I finished Twain's End and suddenly thought...

    5 starting-my-new-year-in-reading-with-an-absolute-BANG ? ? ? stars to White Houses ? ? ? ? ? My grandmother had a saying that what you were doing when the clock strikes midnight on New Year?s Eve is what you will be doing all year long. I always thought i...

    3.5 A fly on the wall, that is how I felt reading this novel. Told from the viewpoint of Hick, we are privvy to intimate glimpses of her relationship with Eleanor, as well as glimpses into the secrets of those living in the White House. Roosevelt and his harem, as Hick calls them, the ...

    This book is a work of fiction based on the relationship of Eleanor Roosevelt and her long time friend and companion, Lorena Hickock. Lorena?s voice narrates this story. They both seemed to be lost souls that found together, what they both never had in life, and it was written in a...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! ?In many dreams I've held you near, Now, at last, you're really here. ?Where have you been? I've looked for you forever and a day Where have you been? I'm just not myself when you're away? -- Where Have You Been lyrics by Kathy Mattea When Fra...

    This is a fictionalized account of the friendship, and probable lesbian relationship, between Lenora Hickok (?Hick?), a journalist, and Eleanor Roosevelt. The author tells the story through Lenora?s eyes and what I enjoyed the most are the historical details: the Lindburgh kidnap...

    White Houses is a fictionalized account of Eleanor Roosevelt's relationship with Lorena Hickok. The novel is narrated from Hickok's perspective. It's more of a character study than a story. Hickok recounts part of her childhood, and moves back and forth in time, always coming back to t...

    This book details the relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and ?first friend? Lenora Hickok. The book is written from Hick?s point of view. It?s not told in a linear fashion, but more as a series of memories. When Hick focuses on her opinion about others, I loved it. Th...

    White Houses is a timely read which I don?t think Amy Bloom could have predicted. In response to a recent immigration border policy separating children and parents, First Ladies from past to present spoke out. If Eleanor Roosevelt was still alive, her voice might be the loudest. Seco...

    I said that the Potsdam diner was a delight. She said that after the funeral there was corned beef and cabbage and homemade beer. She said the service was Irish Catholic and heartfelt. I hung up my coat and made a show of taking out my notebook and doing my job, and asking about her h...

    4.5 strong written stars Eleanor Roosevelt...what person does not know that name? Wife of the longest serving president, humanitarian, mother to six children and wife to a philanderer of a husband. Speaking out as first lady, she became a woman working for the good of the poor, the ...

    White Houses has been sitting on my shelf for some time and finally, I grabbed it off my shelf and found a grassy, shady spot to hide in a coulee till I finished reading this story Amy Bloom beautifully captures the hidden love between Eleanor Roosevelt and journalist Lorena ?Hick...

    This is a work of historical fiction about first lady Eleanor Roosevelt and her romantic relationship with American journalist Lorena Hickok (nicknamed "Hick"). Born in Wisconsin, Hickok triumphed over a disastrous childhood to eventually become a reporter for the Associated Press (AP)...

    This fictional portrayal of the love relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and a journalist who joined the White House staff as her PR writer, Lorena Hickok, was fun to read. Told from the perspective of Lorena (known as ?Hick?), we get a ?fly on the wall? window into Eleanor?...

    3.5 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. A touching fictionalized story about the love affair between First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and writer Lorena Hickok. Amy Bloom tells the story of the two women through Lorena's eyes as she recoun...

    Just started listening to the audio; the narrator is perfect!!! This has to be Amy Bloom's best and most beautiful book yet. She left her heart on its pages, especially the heart of Lorena Hickok. Most of us know what an incredible woman Eleanor Roosevelt was as First Lady to FDR an...

    "No love like old love." -'White Houses' by Amy Bloom Much has been written about the Roosevelt family over the years; in particular, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife, Eleanor. And much has been written about the Roosevelts' marriage. President Roosevelt's extramarit...

    For me, the best part of "White Houses" is the depiction of the relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickock, especially as they age. Bloom artfully contrasts the two women's backgrounds - poverty vs. privilege. On the surface they are an odd couple, but they make sense on...

    3.5 stars. This is a love story, one not like any romance I have ever read where my eyes roll at the sugary sweet dialog. Amy Bloom writes of love as if it's a part of the most beautiful birds, flowers, and sunsets found in nature. I found her descriptions just breathtaking. This...

    I haven?t stopped thinking about this gem of a book, the powerful telling of an unconventional love story by author Amy Bloom. White Houses is historical fiction, based on research and letters exchanged between Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok, a journalist who was invited to live...

    I was really looking forward to this book. I'm a longtime fan of Amy Bloom, and like how she writes somewhat quirky people inside relationships. I like the idea of reading the untold story of the unknown (but open secret) lesbian lover of one of the greatest first ladies we've ever...

    How can a love story have no emotion? None, zero, zip. The characters were flat and devoid of any humanization. Wow...can't believe this one actually made it from manuscript to published work. ...

    After you?ve read a number of books by an author, you may be able to pinpoint where they hit you. For me, Amy Bloom?s luscious writing lands in my mouth. Specifically, my taste buds. And my mouth waters as I read as if I?ve been served my fantasy feast and it?s just for me and ...

  • RoseMary Achey
    Mar 02, 2018

    Fifty-five years after her death, and more than 70 years after she left the White House following her husband's death, Eleanor Roosevelt remains one of the most intriguing women in history. She certainly was a role model for trailblazing women not interested in being confined to the bo...

    The writing by Amy Bloom in ?White Houses? is beautiful.....soooo lovely!!! We learn a lot about Lorena Hickok, American journalist: her troubled childhood in South Dakota of sexual abuse - abandonment- poverty - and starting out on her own from an early age. Lorena also dis...

    Whenever I read fictionalized accounts of famous people I always wonder about what really happened. I especially wonder about their conversations and I have to keep reminding myself that I'm reading a work of fiction. Amy Bloom in this wonderfully written book, imagines the relationshi...

    3.5 I forgot, folks, I forgot! I forgot I don?t like historical fiction that?s based on famous people. Why was my memory snoozing when I picked up this book? I remember (of course, too late) that I swore off reading such books after I finished Twain's End and suddenly thought...

    5 starting-my-new-year-in-reading-with-an-absolute-BANG ? ? ? stars to White Houses ? ? ? ? ? My grandmother had a saying that what you were doing when the clock strikes midnight on New Year?s Eve is what you will be doing all year long. I always thought i...

    3.5 A fly on the wall, that is how I felt reading this novel. Told from the viewpoint of Hick, we are privvy to intimate glimpses of her relationship with Eleanor, as well as glimpses into the secrets of those living in the White House. Roosevelt and his harem, as Hick calls them, the ...

    This book is a work of fiction based on the relationship of Eleanor Roosevelt and her long time friend and companion, Lorena Hickock. Lorena?s voice narrates this story. They both seemed to be lost souls that found together, what they both never had in life, and it was written in a...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! ?In many dreams I've held you near, Now, at last, you're really here. ?Where have you been? I've looked for you forever and a day Where have you been? I'm just not myself when you're away? -- Where Have You Been lyrics by Kathy Mattea When Fra...

    This is a fictionalized account of the friendship, and probable lesbian relationship, between Lenora Hickok (?Hick?), a journalist, and Eleanor Roosevelt. The author tells the story through Lenora?s eyes and what I enjoyed the most are the historical details: the Lindburgh kidnap...

    White Houses is a fictionalized account of Eleanor Roosevelt's relationship with Lorena Hickok. The novel is narrated from Hickok's perspective. It's more of a character study than a story. Hickok recounts part of her childhood, and moves back and forth in time, always coming back to t...

    This book details the relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and ?first friend? Lenora Hickok. The book is written from Hick?s point of view. It?s not told in a linear fashion, but more as a series of memories. When Hick focuses on her opinion about others, I loved it. Th...

    White Houses is a timely read which I don?t think Amy Bloom could have predicted. In response to a recent immigration border policy separating children and parents, First Ladies from past to present spoke out. If Eleanor Roosevelt was still alive, her voice might be the loudest. Seco...

    I said that the Potsdam diner was a delight. She said that after the funeral there was corned beef and cabbage and homemade beer. She said the service was Irish Catholic and heartfelt. I hung up my coat and made a show of taking out my notebook and doing my job, and asking about her h...

    4.5 strong written stars Eleanor Roosevelt...what person does not know that name? Wife of the longest serving president, humanitarian, mother to six children and wife to a philanderer of a husband. Speaking out as first lady, she became a woman working for the good of the poor, the ...

    White Houses has been sitting on my shelf for some time and finally, I grabbed it off my shelf and found a grassy, shady spot to hide in a coulee till I finished reading this story Amy Bloom beautifully captures the hidden love between Eleanor Roosevelt and journalist Lorena ?Hick...

    This is a work of historical fiction about first lady Eleanor Roosevelt and her romantic relationship with American journalist Lorena Hickok (nicknamed "Hick"). Born in Wisconsin, Hickok triumphed over a disastrous childhood to eventually become a reporter for the Associated Press (AP)...

    This fictional portrayal of the love relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and a journalist who joined the White House staff as her PR writer, Lorena Hickok, was fun to read. Told from the perspective of Lorena (known as ?Hick?), we get a ?fly on the wall? window into Eleanor?...

    3.5 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. A touching fictionalized story about the love affair between First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and writer Lorena Hickok. Amy Bloom tells the story of the two women through Lorena's eyes as she recoun...

    Just started listening to the audio; the narrator is perfect!!! This has to be Amy Bloom's best and most beautiful book yet. She left her heart on its pages, especially the heart of Lorena Hickok. Most of us know what an incredible woman Eleanor Roosevelt was as First Lady to FDR an...

    "No love like old love." -'White Houses' by Amy Bloom Much has been written about the Roosevelt family over the years; in particular, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife, Eleanor. And much has been written about the Roosevelts' marriage. President Roosevelt's extramarit...

    For me, the best part of "White Houses" is the depiction of the relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickock, especially as they age. Bloom artfully contrasts the two women's backgrounds - poverty vs. privilege. On the surface they are an odd couple, but they make sense on...

    3.5 stars. This is a love story, one not like any romance I have ever read where my eyes roll at the sugary sweet dialog. Amy Bloom writes of love as if it's a part of the most beautiful birds, flowers, and sunsets found in nature. I found her descriptions just breathtaking. This...

    I haven?t stopped thinking about this gem of a book, the powerful telling of an unconventional love story by author Amy Bloom. White Houses is historical fiction, based on research and letters exchanged between Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok, a journalist who was invited to live...

    I was really looking forward to this book. I'm a longtime fan of Amy Bloom, and like how she writes somewhat quirky people inside relationships. I like the idea of reading the untold story of the unknown (but open secret) lesbian lover of one of the greatest first ladies we've ever...

    How can a love story have no emotion? None, zero, zip. The characters were flat and devoid of any humanization. Wow...can't believe this one actually made it from manuscript to published work. ...

  • Larry H
    Oct 26, 2017

    Fifty-five years after her death, and more than 70 years after she left the White House following her husband's death, Eleanor Roosevelt remains one of the most intriguing women in history. She certainly was a role model for trailblazing women not interested in being confined to the bo...

  • Diane Barnes
    Feb 23, 2018

    Fifty-five years after her death, and more than 70 years after she left the White House following her husband's death, Eleanor Roosevelt remains one of the most intriguing women in history. She certainly was a role model for trailblazing women not interested in being confined to the bo...

    The writing by Amy Bloom in ?White Houses? is beautiful.....soooo lovely!!! We learn a lot about Lorena Hickok, American journalist: her troubled childhood in South Dakota of sexual abuse - abandonment- poverty - and starting out on her own from an early age. Lorena also dis...

    Whenever I read fictionalized accounts of famous people I always wonder about what really happened. I especially wonder about their conversations and I have to keep reminding myself that I'm reading a work of fiction. Amy Bloom in this wonderfully written book, imagines the relationshi...

    3.5 I forgot, folks, I forgot! I forgot I don?t like historical fiction that?s based on famous people. Why was my memory snoozing when I picked up this book? I remember (of course, too late) that I swore off reading such books after I finished Twain's End and suddenly thought...

    5 starting-my-new-year-in-reading-with-an-absolute-BANG ? ? ? stars to White Houses ? ? ? ? ? My grandmother had a saying that what you were doing when the clock strikes midnight on New Year?s Eve is what you will be doing all year long. I always thought i...

    3.5 A fly on the wall, that is how I felt reading this novel. Told from the viewpoint of Hick, we are privvy to intimate glimpses of her relationship with Eleanor, as well as glimpses into the secrets of those living in the White House. Roosevelt and his harem, as Hick calls them, the ...

    This book is a work of fiction based on the relationship of Eleanor Roosevelt and her long time friend and companion, Lorena Hickock. Lorena?s voice narrates this story. They both seemed to be lost souls that found together, what they both never had in life, and it was written in a...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! ?In many dreams I've held you near, Now, at last, you're really here. ?Where have you been? I've looked for you forever and a day Where have you been? I'm just not myself when you're away? -- Where Have You Been lyrics by Kathy Mattea When Fra...

    This is a fictionalized account of the friendship, and probable lesbian relationship, between Lenora Hickok (?Hick?), a journalist, and Eleanor Roosevelt. The author tells the story through Lenora?s eyes and what I enjoyed the most are the historical details: the Lindburgh kidnap...

    White Houses is a fictionalized account of Eleanor Roosevelt's relationship with Lorena Hickok. The novel is narrated from Hickok's perspective. It's more of a character study than a story. Hickok recounts part of her childhood, and moves back and forth in time, always coming back to t...

    This book details the relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and ?first friend? Lenora Hickok. The book is written from Hick?s point of view. It?s not told in a linear fashion, but more as a series of memories. When Hick focuses on her opinion about others, I loved it. Th...

    White Houses is a timely read which I don?t think Amy Bloom could have predicted. In response to a recent immigration border policy separating children and parents, First Ladies from past to present spoke out. If Eleanor Roosevelt was still alive, her voice might be the loudest. Seco...

    I said that the Potsdam diner was a delight. She said that after the funeral there was corned beef and cabbage and homemade beer. She said the service was Irish Catholic and heartfelt. I hung up my coat and made a show of taking out my notebook and doing my job, and asking about her h...

    4.5 strong written stars Eleanor Roosevelt...what person does not know that name? Wife of the longest serving president, humanitarian, mother to six children and wife to a philanderer of a husband. Speaking out as first lady, she became a woman working for the good of the poor, the ...

    White Houses has been sitting on my shelf for some time and finally, I grabbed it off my shelf and found a grassy, shady spot to hide in a coulee till I finished reading this story Amy Bloom beautifully captures the hidden love between Eleanor Roosevelt and journalist Lorena ?Hick...

    This is a work of historical fiction about first lady Eleanor Roosevelt and her romantic relationship with American journalist Lorena Hickok (nicknamed "Hick"). Born in Wisconsin, Hickok triumphed over a disastrous childhood to eventually become a reporter for the Associated Press (AP)...

    This fictional portrayal of the love relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and a journalist who joined the White House staff as her PR writer, Lorena Hickok, was fun to read. Told from the perspective of Lorena (known as ?Hick?), we get a ?fly on the wall? window into Eleanor?...

    3.5 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. A touching fictionalized story about the love affair between First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and writer Lorena Hickok. Amy Bloom tells the story of the two women through Lorena's eyes as she recoun...

    Just started listening to the audio; the narrator is perfect!!! This has to be Amy Bloom's best and most beautiful book yet. She left her heart on its pages, especially the heart of Lorena Hickok. Most of us know what an incredible woman Eleanor Roosevelt was as First Lady to FDR an...

    "No love like old love." -'White Houses' by Amy Bloom Much has been written about the Roosevelt family over the years; in particular, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife, Eleanor. And much has been written about the Roosevelts' marriage. President Roosevelt's extramarit...

    For me, the best part of "White Houses" is the depiction of the relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickock, especially as they age. Bloom artfully contrasts the two women's backgrounds - poverty vs. privilege. On the surface they are an odd couple, but they make sense on...

    3.5 stars. This is a love story, one not like any romance I have ever read where my eyes roll at the sugary sweet dialog. Amy Bloom writes of love as if it's a part of the most beautiful birds, flowers, and sunsets found in nature. I found her descriptions just breathtaking. This...

    I haven?t stopped thinking about this gem of a book, the powerful telling of an unconventional love story by author Amy Bloom. White Houses is historical fiction, based on research and letters exchanged between Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok, a journalist who was invited to live...

    I was really looking forward to this book. I'm a longtime fan of Amy Bloom, and like how she writes somewhat quirky people inside relationships. I like the idea of reading the untold story of the unknown (but open secret) lesbian lover of one of the greatest first ladies we've ever...

    How can a love story have no emotion? None, zero, zip. The characters were flat and devoid of any humanization. Wow...can't believe this one actually made it from manuscript to published work. ...

    After you?ve read a number of books by an author, you may be able to pinpoint where they hit you. For me, Amy Bloom?s luscious writing lands in my mouth. Specifically, my taste buds. And my mouth waters as I read as if I?ve been served my fantasy feast and it?s just for me and ...

    I first read about Lorena Hickok and Eleanor Roosevelt last year when I read Loving Eleanor by Susan Wittig Albert. It's a fabulous book, deep and well researched. And I loved it. So, when I learned about White Houses by Amy Bloom was I curious about how it would be. I'm glad to say th...

    This was a beautiful book in many ways. As a fictional biography of Lorena Hickok, it was superb, capturing her early life, her appearance, raspy voice, prickly personality; bringing to life a woman I had heard of because of her relationship with Eleanor Roosevelt, but never knew much ...

  • Lisa
    Sep 10, 2018

    Fifty-five years after her death, and more than 70 years after she left the White House following her husband's death, Eleanor Roosevelt remains one of the most intriguing women in history. She certainly was a role model for trailblazing women not interested in being confined to the bo...

    The writing by Amy Bloom in ?White Houses? is beautiful.....soooo lovely!!! We learn a lot about Lorena Hickok, American journalist: her troubled childhood in South Dakota of sexual abuse - abandonment- poverty - and starting out on her own from an early age. Lorena also dis...

    Whenever I read fictionalized accounts of famous people I always wonder about what really happened. I especially wonder about their conversations and I have to keep reminding myself that I'm reading a work of fiction. Amy Bloom in this wonderfully written book, imagines the relationshi...

    3.5 I forgot, folks, I forgot! I forgot I don?t like historical fiction that?s based on famous people. Why was my memory snoozing when I picked up this book? I remember (of course, too late) that I swore off reading such books after I finished Twain's End and suddenly thought...

    5 starting-my-new-year-in-reading-with-an-absolute-BANG ? ? ? stars to White Houses ? ? ? ? ? My grandmother had a saying that what you were doing when the clock strikes midnight on New Year?s Eve is what you will be doing all year long. I always thought i...

    3.5 A fly on the wall, that is how I felt reading this novel. Told from the viewpoint of Hick, we are privvy to intimate glimpses of her relationship with Eleanor, as well as glimpses into the secrets of those living in the White House. Roosevelt and his harem, as Hick calls them, the ...

    This book is a work of fiction based on the relationship of Eleanor Roosevelt and her long time friend and companion, Lorena Hickock. Lorena?s voice narrates this story. They both seemed to be lost souls that found together, what they both never had in life, and it was written in a...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! ?In many dreams I've held you near, Now, at last, you're really here. ?Where have you been? I've looked for you forever and a day Where have you been? I'm just not myself when you're away? -- Where Have You Been lyrics by Kathy Mattea When Fra...

    This is a fictionalized account of the friendship, and probable lesbian relationship, between Lenora Hickok (?Hick?), a journalist, and Eleanor Roosevelt. The author tells the story through Lenora?s eyes and what I enjoyed the most are the historical details: the Lindburgh kidnap...

    White Houses is a fictionalized account of Eleanor Roosevelt's relationship with Lorena Hickok. The novel is narrated from Hickok's perspective. It's more of a character study than a story. Hickok recounts part of her childhood, and moves back and forth in time, always coming back to t...

    This book details the relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and ?first friend? Lenora Hickok. The book is written from Hick?s point of view. It?s not told in a linear fashion, but more as a series of memories. When Hick focuses on her opinion about others, I loved it. Th...

    White Houses is a timely read which I don?t think Amy Bloom could have predicted. In response to a recent immigration border policy separating children and parents, First Ladies from past to present spoke out. If Eleanor Roosevelt was still alive, her voice might be the loudest. Seco...

    I said that the Potsdam diner was a delight. She said that after the funeral there was corned beef and cabbage and homemade beer. She said the service was Irish Catholic and heartfelt. I hung up my coat and made a show of taking out my notebook and doing my job, and asking about her h...

    4.5 strong written stars Eleanor Roosevelt...what person does not know that name? Wife of the longest serving president, humanitarian, mother to six children and wife to a philanderer of a husband. Speaking out as first lady, she became a woman working for the good of the poor, the ...

    White Houses has been sitting on my shelf for some time and finally, I grabbed it off my shelf and found a grassy, shady spot to hide in a coulee till I finished reading this story Amy Bloom beautifully captures the hidden love between Eleanor Roosevelt and journalist Lorena ?Hick...

    This is a work of historical fiction about first lady Eleanor Roosevelt and her romantic relationship with American journalist Lorena Hickok (nicknamed "Hick"). Born in Wisconsin, Hickok triumphed over a disastrous childhood to eventually become a reporter for the Associated Press (AP)...

    This fictional portrayal of the love relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and a journalist who joined the White House staff as her PR writer, Lorena Hickok, was fun to read. Told from the perspective of Lorena (known as ?Hick?), we get a ?fly on the wall? window into Eleanor?...

    3.5 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. A touching fictionalized story about the love affair between First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and writer Lorena Hickok. Amy Bloom tells the story of the two women through Lorena's eyes as she recoun...

    Just started listening to the audio; the narrator is perfect!!! This has to be Amy Bloom's best and most beautiful book yet. She left her heart on its pages, especially the heart of Lorena Hickok. Most of us know what an incredible woman Eleanor Roosevelt was as First Lady to FDR an...

    "No love like old love." -'White Houses' by Amy Bloom Much has been written about the Roosevelt family over the years; in particular, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife, Eleanor. And much has been written about the Roosevelts' marriage. President Roosevelt's extramarit...

    For me, the best part of "White Houses" is the depiction of the relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickock, especially as they age. Bloom artfully contrasts the two women's backgrounds - poverty vs. privilege. On the surface they are an odd couple, but they make sense on...

  • Debbie
    Oct 27, 2017

    Fifty-five years after her death, and more than 70 years after she left the White House following her husband's death, Eleanor Roosevelt remains one of the most intriguing women in history. She certainly was a role model for trailblazing women not interested in being confined to the bo...

    The writing by Amy Bloom in ?White Houses? is beautiful.....soooo lovely!!! We learn a lot about Lorena Hickok, American journalist: her troubled childhood in South Dakota of sexual abuse - abandonment- poverty - and starting out on her own from an early age. Lorena also dis...

    Whenever I read fictionalized accounts of famous people I always wonder about what really happened. I especially wonder about their conversations and I have to keep reminding myself that I'm reading a work of fiction. Amy Bloom in this wonderfully written book, imagines the relationshi...

    3.5 I forgot, folks, I forgot! I forgot I don?t like historical fiction that?s based on famous people. Why was my memory snoozing when I picked up this book? I remember (of course, too late) that I swore off reading such books after I finished Twain's End and suddenly thought...

  • Jennifer Blankfein
    Apr 17, 2018

    Fifty-five years after her death, and more than 70 years after she left the White House following her husband's death, Eleanor Roosevelt remains one of the most intriguing women in history. She certainly was a role model for trailblazing women not interested in being confined to the bo...

    The writing by Amy Bloom in ?White Houses? is beautiful.....soooo lovely!!! We learn a lot about Lorena Hickok, American journalist: her troubled childhood in South Dakota of sexual abuse - abandonment- poverty - and starting out on her own from an early age. Lorena also dis...

    Whenever I read fictionalized accounts of famous people I always wonder about what really happened. I especially wonder about their conversations and I have to keep reminding myself that I'm reading a work of fiction. Amy Bloom in this wonderfully written book, imagines the relationshi...

    3.5 I forgot, folks, I forgot! I forgot I don?t like historical fiction that?s based on famous people. Why was my memory snoozing when I picked up this book? I remember (of course, too late) that I swore off reading such books after I finished Twain's End and suddenly thought...

    5 starting-my-new-year-in-reading-with-an-absolute-BANG ? ? ? stars to White Houses ? ? ? ? ? My grandmother had a saying that what you were doing when the clock strikes midnight on New Year?s Eve is what you will be doing all year long. I always thought i...

    3.5 A fly on the wall, that is how I felt reading this novel. Told from the viewpoint of Hick, we are privvy to intimate glimpses of her relationship with Eleanor, as well as glimpses into the secrets of those living in the White House. Roosevelt and his harem, as Hick calls them, the ...

    This book is a work of fiction based on the relationship of Eleanor Roosevelt and her long time friend and companion, Lorena Hickock. Lorena?s voice narrates this story. They both seemed to be lost souls that found together, what they both never had in life, and it was written in a...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! ?In many dreams I've held you near, Now, at last, you're really here. ?Where have you been? I've looked for you forever and a day Where have you been? I'm just not myself when you're away? -- Where Have You Been lyrics by Kathy Mattea When Fra...

    This is a fictionalized account of the friendship, and probable lesbian relationship, between Lenora Hickok (?Hick?), a journalist, and Eleanor Roosevelt. The author tells the story through Lenora?s eyes and what I enjoyed the most are the historical details: the Lindburgh kidnap...

    White Houses is a fictionalized account of Eleanor Roosevelt's relationship with Lorena Hickok. The novel is narrated from Hickok's perspective. It's more of a character study than a story. Hickok recounts part of her childhood, and moves back and forth in time, always coming back to t...

    This book details the relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and ?first friend? Lenora Hickok. The book is written from Hick?s point of view. It?s not told in a linear fashion, but more as a series of memories. When Hick focuses on her opinion about others, I loved it. Th...

    White Houses is a timely read which I don?t think Amy Bloom could have predicted. In response to a recent immigration border policy separating children and parents, First Ladies from past to present spoke out. If Eleanor Roosevelt was still alive, her voice might be the loudest. Seco...

    I said that the Potsdam diner was a delight. She said that after the funeral there was corned beef and cabbage and homemade beer. She said the service was Irish Catholic and heartfelt. I hung up my coat and made a show of taking out my notebook and doing my job, and asking about her h...

    4.5 strong written stars Eleanor Roosevelt...what person does not know that name? Wife of the longest serving president, humanitarian, mother to six children and wife to a philanderer of a husband. Speaking out as first lady, she became a woman working for the good of the poor, the ...

    White Houses has been sitting on my shelf for some time and finally, I grabbed it off my shelf and found a grassy, shady spot to hide in a coulee till I finished reading this story Amy Bloom beautifully captures the hidden love between Eleanor Roosevelt and journalist Lorena ?Hick...

    This is a work of historical fiction about first lady Eleanor Roosevelt and her romantic relationship with American journalist Lorena Hickok (nicknamed "Hick"). Born in Wisconsin, Hickok triumphed over a disastrous childhood to eventually become a reporter for the Associated Press (AP)...

    This fictional portrayal of the love relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and a journalist who joined the White House staff as her PR writer, Lorena Hickok, was fun to read. Told from the perspective of Lorena (known as ?Hick?), we get a ?fly on the wall? window into Eleanor?...

    3.5 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. A touching fictionalized story about the love affair between First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and writer Lorena Hickok. Amy Bloom tells the story of the two women through Lorena's eyes as she recoun...

    Just started listening to the audio; the narrator is perfect!!! This has to be Amy Bloom's best and most beautiful book yet. She left her heart on its pages, especially the heart of Lorena Hickok. Most of us know what an incredible woman Eleanor Roosevelt was as First Lady to FDR an...

    "No love like old love." -'White Houses' by Amy Bloom Much has been written about the Roosevelt family over the years; in particular, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife, Eleanor. And much has been written about the Roosevelts' marriage. President Roosevelt's extramarit...

    For me, the best part of "White Houses" is the depiction of the relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickock, especially as they age. Bloom artfully contrasts the two women's backgrounds - poverty vs. privilege. On the surface they are an odd couple, but they make sense on...

    3.5 stars. This is a love story, one not like any romance I have ever read where my eyes roll at the sugary sweet dialog. Amy Bloom writes of love as if it's a part of the most beautiful birds, flowers, and sunsets found in nature. I found her descriptions just breathtaking. This...

    I haven?t stopped thinking about this gem of a book, the powerful telling of an unconventional love story by author Amy Bloom. White Houses is historical fiction, based on research and letters exchanged between Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok, a journalist who was invited to live...

  • Brenda - Traveling Sister
    May 28, 2018

    Fifty-five years after her death, and more than 70 years after she left the White House following her husband's death, Eleanor Roosevelt remains one of the most intriguing women in history. She certainly was a role model for trailblazing women not interested in being confined to the bo...

    The writing by Amy Bloom in ?White Houses? is beautiful.....soooo lovely!!! We learn a lot about Lorena Hickok, American journalist: her troubled childhood in South Dakota of sexual abuse - abandonment- poverty - and starting out on her own from an early age. Lorena also dis...

    Whenever I read fictionalized accounts of famous people I always wonder about what really happened. I especially wonder about their conversations and I have to keep reminding myself that I'm reading a work of fiction. Amy Bloom in this wonderfully written book, imagines the relationshi...

    3.5 I forgot, folks, I forgot! I forgot I don?t like historical fiction that?s based on famous people. Why was my memory snoozing when I picked up this book? I remember (of course, too late) that I swore off reading such books after I finished Twain's End and suddenly thought...

    5 starting-my-new-year-in-reading-with-an-absolute-BANG ? ? ? stars to White Houses ? ? ? ? ? My grandmother had a saying that what you were doing when the clock strikes midnight on New Year?s Eve is what you will be doing all year long. I always thought i...

    3.5 A fly on the wall, that is how I felt reading this novel. Told from the viewpoint of Hick, we are privvy to intimate glimpses of her relationship with Eleanor, as well as glimpses into the secrets of those living in the White House. Roosevelt and his harem, as Hick calls them, the ...

    This book is a work of fiction based on the relationship of Eleanor Roosevelt and her long time friend and companion, Lorena Hickock. Lorena?s voice narrates this story. They both seemed to be lost souls that found together, what they both never had in life, and it was written in a...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! ?In many dreams I've held you near, Now, at last, you're really here. ?Where have you been? I've looked for you forever and a day Where have you been? I'm just not myself when you're away? -- Where Have You Been lyrics by Kathy Mattea When Fra...

    This is a fictionalized account of the friendship, and probable lesbian relationship, between Lenora Hickok (?Hick?), a journalist, and Eleanor Roosevelt. The author tells the story through Lenora?s eyes and what I enjoyed the most are the historical details: the Lindburgh kidnap...

    White Houses is a fictionalized account of Eleanor Roosevelt's relationship with Lorena Hickok. The novel is narrated from Hickok's perspective. It's more of a character study than a story. Hickok recounts part of her childhood, and moves back and forth in time, always coming back to t...

    This book details the relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and ?first friend? Lenora Hickok. The book is written from Hick?s point of view. It?s not told in a linear fashion, but more as a series of memories. When Hick focuses on her opinion about others, I loved it. Th...

    White Houses is a timely read which I don?t think Amy Bloom could have predicted. In response to a recent immigration border policy separating children and parents, First Ladies from past to present spoke out. If Eleanor Roosevelt was still alive, her voice might be the loudest. Seco...

    I said that the Potsdam diner was a delight. She said that after the funeral there was corned beef and cabbage and homemade beer. She said the service was Irish Catholic and heartfelt. I hung up my coat and made a show of taking out my notebook and doing my job, and asking about her h...

    4.5 strong written stars Eleanor Roosevelt...what person does not know that name? Wife of the longest serving president, humanitarian, mother to six children and wife to a philanderer of a husband. Speaking out as first lady, she became a woman working for the good of the poor, the ...

    White Houses has been sitting on my shelf for some time and finally, I grabbed it off my shelf and found a grassy, shady spot to hide in a coulee till I finished reading this story Amy Bloom beautifully captures the hidden love between Eleanor Roosevelt and journalist Lorena ?Hick...

  • Karen
    Dec 17, 2017

    Fifty-five years after her death, and more than 70 years after she left the White House following her husband's death, Eleanor Roosevelt remains one of the most intriguing women in history. She certainly was a role model for trailblazing women not interested in being confined to the bo...

    The writing by Amy Bloom in ?White Houses? is beautiful.....soooo lovely!!! We learn a lot about Lorena Hickok, American journalist: her troubled childhood in South Dakota of sexual abuse - abandonment- poverty - and starting out on her own from an early age. Lorena also dis...

    Whenever I read fictionalized accounts of famous people I always wonder about what really happened. I especially wonder about their conversations and I have to keep reminding myself that I'm reading a work of fiction. Amy Bloom in this wonderfully written book, imagines the relationshi...

    3.5 I forgot, folks, I forgot! I forgot I don?t like historical fiction that?s based on famous people. Why was my memory snoozing when I picked up this book? I remember (of course, too late) that I swore off reading such books after I finished Twain's End and suddenly thought...

    5 starting-my-new-year-in-reading-with-an-absolute-BANG ? ? ? stars to White Houses ? ? ? ? ? My grandmother had a saying that what you were doing when the clock strikes midnight on New Year?s Eve is what you will be doing all year long. I always thought i...

    3.5 A fly on the wall, that is how I felt reading this novel. Told from the viewpoint of Hick, we are privvy to intimate glimpses of her relationship with Eleanor, as well as glimpses into the secrets of those living in the White House. Roosevelt and his harem, as Hick calls them, the ...

    This book is a work of fiction based on the relationship of Eleanor Roosevelt and her long time friend and companion, Lorena Hickock. Lorena?s voice narrates this story. They both seemed to be lost souls that found together, what they both never had in life, and it was written in a...

  • Erin
    Feb 12, 2018

    Fifty-five years after her death, and more than 70 years after she left the White House following her husband's death, Eleanor Roosevelt remains one of the most intriguing women in history. She certainly was a role model for trailblazing women not interested in being confined to the bo...

    The writing by Amy Bloom in ?White Houses? is beautiful.....soooo lovely!!! We learn a lot about Lorena Hickok, American journalist: her troubled childhood in South Dakota of sexual abuse - abandonment- poverty - and starting out on her own from an early age. Lorena also dis...

    Whenever I read fictionalized accounts of famous people I always wonder about what really happened. I especially wonder about their conversations and I have to keep reminding myself that I'm reading a work of fiction. Amy Bloom in this wonderfully written book, imagines the relationshi...

    3.5 I forgot, folks, I forgot! I forgot I don?t like historical fiction that?s based on famous people. Why was my memory snoozing when I picked up this book? I remember (of course, too late) that I swore off reading such books after I finished Twain's End and suddenly thought...

    5 starting-my-new-year-in-reading-with-an-absolute-BANG ? ? ? stars to White Houses ? ? ? ? ? My grandmother had a saying that what you were doing when the clock strikes midnight on New Year?s Eve is what you will be doing all year long. I always thought i...

    3.5 A fly on the wall, that is how I felt reading this novel. Told from the viewpoint of Hick, we are privvy to intimate glimpses of her relationship with Eleanor, as well as glimpses into the secrets of those living in the White House. Roosevelt and his harem, as Hick calls them, the ...

    This book is a work of fiction based on the relationship of Eleanor Roosevelt and her long time friend and companion, Lorena Hickock. Lorena?s voice narrates this story. They both seemed to be lost souls that found together, what they both never had in life, and it was written in a...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! ?In many dreams I've held you near, Now, at last, you're really here. ?Where have you been? I've looked for you forever and a day Where have you been? I'm just not myself when you're away? -- Where Have You Been lyrics by Kathy Mattea When Fra...

    This is a fictionalized account of the friendship, and probable lesbian relationship, between Lenora Hickok (?Hick?), a journalist, and Eleanor Roosevelt. The author tells the story through Lenora?s eyes and what I enjoyed the most are the historical details: the Lindburgh kidnap...

    White Houses is a fictionalized account of Eleanor Roosevelt's relationship with Lorena Hickok. The novel is narrated from Hickok's perspective. It's more of a character study than a story. Hickok recounts part of her childhood, and moves back and forth in time, always coming back to t...

    This book details the relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and ?first friend? Lenora Hickok. The book is written from Hick?s point of view. It?s not told in a linear fashion, but more as a series of memories. When Hick focuses on her opinion about others, I loved it. Th...

    White Houses is a timely read which I don?t think Amy Bloom could have predicted. In response to a recent immigration border policy separating children and parents, First Ladies from past to present spoke out. If Eleanor Roosevelt was still alive, her voice might be the loudest. Seco...

    I said that the Potsdam diner was a delight. She said that after the funeral there was corned beef and cabbage and homemade beer. She said the service was Irish Catholic and heartfelt. I hung up my coat and made a show of taking out my notebook and doing my job, and asking about her h...

    4.5 strong written stars Eleanor Roosevelt...what person does not know that name? Wife of the longest serving president, humanitarian, mother to six children and wife to a philanderer of a husband. Speaking out as first lady, she became a woman working for the good of the poor, the ...

    White Houses has been sitting on my shelf for some time and finally, I grabbed it off my shelf and found a grassy, shady spot to hide in a coulee till I finished reading this story Amy Bloom beautifully captures the hidden love between Eleanor Roosevelt and journalist Lorena ?Hick...

    This is a work of historical fiction about first lady Eleanor Roosevelt and her romantic relationship with American journalist Lorena Hickok (nicknamed "Hick"). Born in Wisconsin, Hickok triumphed over a disastrous childhood to eventually become a reporter for the Associated Press (AP)...

    This fictional portrayal of the love relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and a journalist who joined the White House staff as her PR writer, Lorena Hickok, was fun to read. Told from the perspective of Lorena (known as ?Hick?), we get a ?fly on the wall? window into Eleanor?...

    3.5 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. A touching fictionalized story about the love affair between First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and writer Lorena Hickok. Amy Bloom tells the story of the two women through Lorena's eyes as she recoun...

  • *TUDOR^QUEEN*
    Oct 23, 2017

    Fifty-five years after her death, and more than 70 years after she left the White House following her husband's death, Eleanor Roosevelt remains one of the most intriguing women in history. She certainly was a role model for trailblazing women not interested in being confined to the bo...

    The writing by Amy Bloom in ?White Houses? is beautiful.....soooo lovely!!! We learn a lot about Lorena Hickok, American journalist: her troubled childhood in South Dakota of sexual abuse - abandonment- poverty - and starting out on her own from an early age. Lorena also dis...

    Whenever I read fictionalized accounts of famous people I always wonder about what really happened. I especially wonder about their conversations and I have to keep reminding myself that I'm reading a work of fiction. Amy Bloom in this wonderfully written book, imagines the relationshi...

    3.5 I forgot, folks, I forgot! I forgot I don?t like historical fiction that?s based on famous people. Why was my memory snoozing when I picked up this book? I remember (of course, too late) that I swore off reading such books after I finished Twain's End and suddenly thought...

    5 starting-my-new-year-in-reading-with-an-absolute-BANG ? ? ? stars to White Houses ? ? ? ? ? My grandmother had a saying that what you were doing when the clock strikes midnight on New Year?s Eve is what you will be doing all year long. I always thought i...

    3.5 A fly on the wall, that is how I felt reading this novel. Told from the viewpoint of Hick, we are privvy to intimate glimpses of her relationship with Eleanor, as well as glimpses into the secrets of those living in the White House. Roosevelt and his harem, as Hick calls them, the ...

    This book is a work of fiction based on the relationship of Eleanor Roosevelt and her long time friend and companion, Lorena Hickock. Lorena?s voice narrates this story. They both seemed to be lost souls that found together, what they both never had in life, and it was written in a...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! ?In many dreams I've held you near, Now, at last, you're really here. ?Where have you been? I've looked for you forever and a day Where have you been? I'm just not myself when you're away? -- Where Have You Been lyrics by Kathy Mattea When Fra...

    This is a fictionalized account of the friendship, and probable lesbian relationship, between Lenora Hickok (?Hick?), a journalist, and Eleanor Roosevelt. The author tells the story through Lenora?s eyes and what I enjoyed the most are the historical details: the Lindburgh kidnap...

    White Houses is a fictionalized account of Eleanor Roosevelt's relationship with Lorena Hickok. The novel is narrated from Hickok's perspective. It's more of a character study than a story. Hickok recounts part of her childhood, and moves back and forth in time, always coming back to t...

    This book details the relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and ?first friend? Lenora Hickok. The book is written from Hick?s point of view. It?s not told in a linear fashion, but more as a series of memories. When Hick focuses on her opinion about others, I loved it. Th...

    White Houses is a timely read which I don?t think Amy Bloom could have predicted. In response to a recent immigration border policy separating children and parents, First Ladies from past to present spoke out. If Eleanor Roosevelt was still alive, her voice might be the loudest. Seco...

    I said that the Potsdam diner was a delight. She said that after the funeral there was corned beef and cabbage and homemade beer. She said the service was Irish Catholic and heartfelt. I hung up my coat and made a show of taking out my notebook and doing my job, and asking about her h...

    4.5 strong written stars Eleanor Roosevelt...what person does not know that name? Wife of the longest serving president, humanitarian, mother to six children and wife to a philanderer of a husband. Speaking out as first lady, she became a woman working for the good of the poor, the ...

    White Houses has been sitting on my shelf for some time and finally, I grabbed it off my shelf and found a grassy, shady spot to hide in a coulee till I finished reading this story Amy Bloom beautifully captures the hidden love between Eleanor Roosevelt and journalist Lorena ?Hick...

    This is a work of historical fiction about first lady Eleanor Roosevelt and her romantic relationship with American journalist Lorena Hickok (nicknamed "Hick"). Born in Wisconsin, Hickok triumphed over a disastrous childhood to eventually become a reporter for the Associated Press (AP)...

  • Toni
    Jan 05, 2018

    Fifty-five years after her death, and more than 70 years after she left the White House following her husband's death, Eleanor Roosevelt remains one of the most intriguing women in history. She certainly was a role model for trailblazing women not interested in being confined to the bo...

    The writing by Amy Bloom in ?White Houses? is beautiful.....soooo lovely!!! We learn a lot about Lorena Hickok, American journalist: her troubled childhood in South Dakota of sexual abuse - abandonment- poverty - and starting out on her own from an early age. Lorena also dis...

    Whenever I read fictionalized accounts of famous people I always wonder about what really happened. I especially wonder about their conversations and I have to keep reminding myself that I'm reading a work of fiction. Amy Bloom in this wonderfully written book, imagines the relationshi...

    3.5 I forgot, folks, I forgot! I forgot I don?t like historical fiction that?s based on famous people. Why was my memory snoozing when I picked up this book? I remember (of course, too late) that I swore off reading such books after I finished Twain's End and suddenly thought...

    5 starting-my-new-year-in-reading-with-an-absolute-BANG ? ? ? stars to White Houses ? ? ? ? ? My grandmother had a saying that what you were doing when the clock strikes midnight on New Year?s Eve is what you will be doing all year long. I always thought i...

    3.5 A fly on the wall, that is how I felt reading this novel. Told from the viewpoint of Hick, we are privvy to intimate glimpses of her relationship with Eleanor, as well as glimpses into the secrets of those living in the White House. Roosevelt and his harem, as Hick calls them, the ...

    This book is a work of fiction based on the relationship of Eleanor Roosevelt and her long time friend and companion, Lorena Hickock. Lorena?s voice narrates this story. They both seemed to be lost souls that found together, what they both never had in life, and it was written in a...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! ?In many dreams I've held you near, Now, at last, you're really here. ?Where have you been? I've looked for you forever and a day Where have you been? I'm just not myself when you're away? -- Where Have You Been lyrics by Kathy Mattea When Fra...

    This is a fictionalized account of the friendship, and probable lesbian relationship, between Lenora Hickok (?Hick?), a journalist, and Eleanor Roosevelt. The author tells the story through Lenora?s eyes and what I enjoyed the most are the historical details: the Lindburgh kidnap...

    White Houses is a fictionalized account of Eleanor Roosevelt's relationship with Lorena Hickok. The novel is narrated from Hickok's perspective. It's more of a character study than a story. Hickok recounts part of her childhood, and moves back and forth in time, always coming back to t...

    This book details the relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and ?first friend? Lenora Hickok. The book is written from Hick?s point of view. It?s not told in a linear fashion, but more as a series of memories. When Hick focuses on her opinion about others, I loved it. Th...

    White Houses is a timely read which I don?t think Amy Bloom could have predicted. In response to a recent immigration border policy separating children and parents, First Ladies from past to present spoke out. If Eleanor Roosevelt was still alive, her voice might be the loudest. Seco...

    I said that the Potsdam diner was a delight. She said that after the funeral there was corned beef and cabbage and homemade beer. She said the service was Irish Catholic and heartfelt. I hung up my coat and made a show of taking out my notebook and doing my job, and asking about her h...

    4.5 strong written stars Eleanor Roosevelt...what person does not know that name? Wife of the longest serving president, humanitarian, mother to six children and wife to a philanderer of a husband. Speaking out as first lady, she became a woman working for the good of the poor, the ...

    White Houses has been sitting on my shelf for some time and finally, I grabbed it off my shelf and found a grassy, shady spot to hide in a coulee till I finished reading this story Amy Bloom beautifully captures the hidden love between Eleanor Roosevelt and journalist Lorena ?Hick...

    This is a work of historical fiction about first lady Eleanor Roosevelt and her romantic relationship with American journalist Lorena Hickok (nicknamed "Hick"). Born in Wisconsin, Hickok triumphed over a disastrous childhood to eventually become a reporter for the Associated Press (AP)...

    This fictional portrayal of the love relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and a journalist who joined the White House staff as her PR writer, Lorena Hickok, was fun to read. Told from the perspective of Lorena (known as ?Hick?), we get a ?fly on the wall? window into Eleanor?...

    3.5 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. A touching fictionalized story about the love affair between First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and writer Lorena Hickok. Amy Bloom tells the story of the two women through Lorena's eyes as she recoun...

    Just started listening to the audio; the narrator is perfect!!! This has to be Amy Bloom's best and most beautiful book yet. She left her heart on its pages, especially the heart of Lorena Hickok. Most of us know what an incredible woman Eleanor Roosevelt was as First Lady to FDR an...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Dec 30, 2017

    Fifty-five years after her death, and more than 70 years after she left the White House following her husband's death, Eleanor Roosevelt remains one of the most intriguing women in history. She certainly was a role model for trailblazing women not interested in being confined to the bo...

    The writing by Amy Bloom in ?White Houses? is beautiful.....soooo lovely!!! We learn a lot about Lorena Hickok, American journalist: her troubled childhood in South Dakota of sexual abuse - abandonment- poverty - and starting out on her own from an early age. Lorena also dis...

    Whenever I read fictionalized accounts of famous people I always wonder about what really happened. I especially wonder about their conversations and I have to keep reminding myself that I'm reading a work of fiction. Amy Bloom in this wonderfully written book, imagines the relationshi...

    3.5 I forgot, folks, I forgot! I forgot I don?t like historical fiction that?s based on famous people. Why was my memory snoozing when I picked up this book? I remember (of course, too late) that I swore off reading such books after I finished Twain's End and suddenly thought...

    5 starting-my-new-year-in-reading-with-an-absolute-BANG ? ? ? stars to White Houses ? ? ? ? ? My grandmother had a saying that what you were doing when the clock strikes midnight on New Year?s Eve is what you will be doing all year long. I always thought i...

  • Bkwmlee
    Feb 20, 2018

    Fifty-five years after her death, and more than 70 years after she left the White House following her husband's death, Eleanor Roosevelt remains one of the most intriguing women in history. She certainly was a role model for trailblazing women not interested in being confined to the bo...

    The writing by Amy Bloom in ?White Houses? is beautiful.....soooo lovely!!! We learn a lot about Lorena Hickok, American journalist: her troubled childhood in South Dakota of sexual abuse - abandonment- poverty - and starting out on her own from an early age. Lorena also dis...

    Whenever I read fictionalized accounts of famous people I always wonder about what really happened. I especially wonder about their conversations and I have to keep reminding myself that I'm reading a work of fiction. Amy Bloom in this wonderfully written book, imagines the relationshi...

    3.5 I forgot, folks, I forgot! I forgot I don?t like historical fiction that?s based on famous people. Why was my memory snoozing when I picked up this book? I remember (of course, too late) that I swore off reading such books after I finished Twain's End and suddenly thought...

    5 starting-my-new-year-in-reading-with-an-absolute-BANG ? ? ? stars to White Houses ? ? ? ? ? My grandmother had a saying that what you were doing when the clock strikes midnight on New Year?s Eve is what you will be doing all year long. I always thought i...

    3.5 A fly on the wall, that is how I felt reading this novel. Told from the viewpoint of Hick, we are privvy to intimate glimpses of her relationship with Eleanor, as well as glimpses into the secrets of those living in the White House. Roosevelt and his harem, as Hick calls them, the ...

    This book is a work of fiction based on the relationship of Eleanor Roosevelt and her long time friend and companion, Lorena Hickock. Lorena?s voice narrates this story. They both seemed to be lost souls that found together, what they both never had in life, and it was written in a...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! ?In many dreams I've held you near, Now, at last, you're really here. ?Where have you been? I've looked for you forever and a day Where have you been? I'm just not myself when you're away? -- Where Have You Been lyrics by Kathy Mattea When Fra...

    This is a fictionalized account of the friendship, and probable lesbian relationship, between Lenora Hickok (?Hick?), a journalist, and Eleanor Roosevelt. The author tells the story through Lenora?s eyes and what I enjoyed the most are the historical details: the Lindburgh kidnap...

    White Houses is a fictionalized account of Eleanor Roosevelt's relationship with Lorena Hickok. The novel is narrated from Hickok's perspective. It's more of a character study than a story. Hickok recounts part of her childhood, and moves back and forth in time, always coming back to t...

    This book details the relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and ?first friend? Lenora Hickok. The book is written from Hick?s point of view. It?s not told in a linear fashion, but more as a series of memories. When Hick focuses on her opinion about others, I loved it. Th...

    White Houses is a timely read which I don?t think Amy Bloom could have predicted. In response to a recent immigration border policy separating children and parents, First Ladies from past to present spoke out. If Eleanor Roosevelt was still alive, her voice might be the loudest. Seco...

    I said that the Potsdam diner was a delight. She said that after the funeral there was corned beef and cabbage and homemade beer. She said the service was Irish Catholic and heartfelt. I hung up my coat and made a show of taking out my notebook and doing my job, and asking about her h...

    4.5 strong written stars Eleanor Roosevelt...what person does not know that name? Wife of the longest serving president, humanitarian, mother to six children and wife to a philanderer of a husband. Speaking out as first lady, she became a woman working for the good of the poor, the ...

    White Houses has been sitting on my shelf for some time and finally, I grabbed it off my shelf and found a grassy, shady spot to hide in a coulee till I finished reading this story Amy Bloom beautifully captures the hidden love between Eleanor Roosevelt and journalist Lorena ?Hick...

    This is a work of historical fiction about first lady Eleanor Roosevelt and her romantic relationship with American journalist Lorena Hickok (nicknamed "Hick"). Born in Wisconsin, Hickok triumphed over a disastrous childhood to eventually become a reporter for the Associated Press (AP)...

    This fictional portrayal of the love relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and a journalist who joined the White House staff as her PR writer, Lorena Hickok, was fun to read. Told from the perspective of Lorena (known as ?Hick?), we get a ?fly on the wall? window into Eleanor?...

    3.5 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. A touching fictionalized story about the love affair between First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and writer Lorena Hickok. Amy Bloom tells the story of the two women through Lorena's eyes as she recoun...

    Just started listening to the audio; the narrator is perfect!!! This has to be Amy Bloom's best and most beautiful book yet. She left her heart on its pages, especially the heart of Lorena Hickok. Most of us know what an incredible woman Eleanor Roosevelt was as First Lady to FDR an...

    "No love like old love." -'White Houses' by Amy Bloom Much has been written about the Roosevelt family over the years; in particular, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife, Eleanor. And much has been written about the Roosevelts' marriage. President Roosevelt's extramarit...

    For me, the best part of "White Houses" is the depiction of the relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickock, especially as they age. Bloom artfully contrasts the two women's backgrounds - poverty vs. privilege. On the surface they are an odd couple, but they make sense on...

    3.5 stars. This is a love story, one not like any romance I have ever read where my eyes roll at the sugary sweet dialog. Amy Bloom writes of love as if it's a part of the most beautiful birds, flowers, and sunsets found in nature. I found her descriptions just breathtaking. This...

    I haven?t stopped thinking about this gem of a book, the powerful telling of an unconventional love story by author Amy Bloom. White Houses is historical fiction, based on research and letters exchanged between Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok, a journalist who was invited to live...

    I was really looking forward to this book. I'm a longtime fan of Amy Bloom, and like how she writes somewhat quirky people inside relationships. I like the idea of reading the untold story of the unknown (but open secret) lesbian lover of one of the greatest first ladies we've ever...

    How can a love story have no emotion? None, zero, zip. The characters were flat and devoid of any humanization. Wow...can't believe this one actually made it from manuscript to published work. ...

    After you?ve read a number of books by an author, you may be able to pinpoint where they hit you. For me, Amy Bloom?s luscious writing lands in my mouth. Specifically, my taste buds. And my mouth waters as I read as if I?ve been served my fantasy feast and it?s just for me and ...

    I first read about Lorena Hickok and Eleanor Roosevelt last year when I read Loving Eleanor by Susan Wittig Albert. It's a fabulous book, deep and well researched. And I loved it. So, when I learned about White Houses by Amy Bloom was I curious about how it would be. I'm glad to say th...

    This was a beautiful book in many ways. As a fictional biography of Lorena Hickok, it was superb, capturing her early life, her appearance, raspy voice, prickly personality; bringing to life a woman I had heard of because of her relationship with Eleanor Roosevelt, but never knew much ...

    In the end, or from the start, this really wasn't for me. I was excited to read this but it really fell flat almost from the start. It felt more like a desperate romance with focus on the physical and not the more emotional connection between two people that I expected. The timeline ju...

    I seem to be the outlier here but this book, which I was initially excited to read, ended up falling a little flat for me. The first half or so of the book was really good, especially the chapters about Lorena Hickok?s (Hick?s) childhood and her background ? that portion read lik...

  • Roman Clodia
    Jan 31, 2018

    Fifty-five years after her death, and more than 70 years after she left the White House following her husband's death, Eleanor Roosevelt remains one of the most intriguing women in history. She certainly was a role model for trailblazing women not interested in being confined to the bo...

    The writing by Amy Bloom in ?White Houses? is beautiful.....soooo lovely!!! We learn a lot about Lorena Hickok, American journalist: her troubled childhood in South Dakota of sexual abuse - abandonment- poverty - and starting out on her own from an early age. Lorena also dis...

    Whenever I read fictionalized accounts of famous people I always wonder about what really happened. I especially wonder about their conversations and I have to keep reminding myself that I'm reading a work of fiction. Amy Bloom in this wonderfully written book, imagines the relationshi...

    3.5 I forgot, folks, I forgot! I forgot I don?t like historical fiction that?s based on famous people. Why was my memory snoozing when I picked up this book? I remember (of course, too late) that I swore off reading such books after I finished Twain's End and suddenly thought...

    5 starting-my-new-year-in-reading-with-an-absolute-BANG ? ? ? stars to White Houses ? ? ? ? ? My grandmother had a saying that what you were doing when the clock strikes midnight on New Year?s Eve is what you will be doing all year long. I always thought i...

    3.5 A fly on the wall, that is how I felt reading this novel. Told from the viewpoint of Hick, we are privvy to intimate glimpses of her relationship with Eleanor, as well as glimpses into the secrets of those living in the White House. Roosevelt and his harem, as Hick calls them, the ...

    This book is a work of fiction based on the relationship of Eleanor Roosevelt and her long time friend and companion, Lorena Hickock. Lorena?s voice narrates this story. They both seemed to be lost souls that found together, what they both never had in life, and it was written in a...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! ?In many dreams I've held you near, Now, at last, you're really here. ?Where have you been? I've looked for you forever and a day Where have you been? I'm just not myself when you're away? -- Where Have You Been lyrics by Kathy Mattea When Fra...

    This is a fictionalized account of the friendship, and probable lesbian relationship, between Lenora Hickok (?Hick?), a journalist, and Eleanor Roosevelt. The author tells the story through Lenora?s eyes and what I enjoyed the most are the historical details: the Lindburgh kidnap...

    White Houses is a fictionalized account of Eleanor Roosevelt's relationship with Lorena Hickok. The novel is narrated from Hickok's perspective. It's more of a character study than a story. Hickok recounts part of her childhood, and moves back and forth in time, always coming back to t...

    This book details the relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and ?first friend? Lenora Hickok. The book is written from Hick?s point of view. It?s not told in a linear fashion, but more as a series of memories. When Hick focuses on her opinion about others, I loved it. Th...

    White Houses is a timely read which I don?t think Amy Bloom could have predicted. In response to a recent immigration border policy separating children and parents, First Ladies from past to present spoke out. If Eleanor Roosevelt was still alive, her voice might be the loudest. Seco...

    I said that the Potsdam diner was a delight. She said that after the funeral there was corned beef and cabbage and homemade beer. She said the service was Irish Catholic and heartfelt. I hung up my coat and made a show of taking out my notebook and doing my job, and asking about her h...