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True Courage by Kathryn Barrett

A Dose Of Daily Courage

True Courage by Kathryn Barrett is a compelling contemporary novel that is completely consuming. It was a cracking read.

The action is set in the White House with a fictitious president who is a decorated war veteran. The walls are ingrained with past presidents who like to offer advice.

The president is a man of principles. He prefers to be truthful and risk his popularity rather than feed the people the party line.

We see that being the president is a lonely job, not only for him but also for his fourteen year old daughter. Being surrounded by a security detail is not the way to gain new friends at a new school. We witness some awful, sneaky bullying. It takes courage to keep on facing daily life.

There is the pull back to when life was simpler in Chicago.

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