Janice Law’s sixth book, braids the biographies of Governor Lurleen Wallace of Alabama and Evita Peron, First Lady of Argentina– women in their time, who were not women of their time.
Born in the same era, both first ladies–of rural, humble birth, who did not graduate from high school–emerged as charismatic leaders; the trajectories of their high-profile achievements and dramatic life journeys paralleling in astonishing chrysalis patterns, eclipsing the political Suns of the steely-eyed, more educated, men of expediency they married.
Their husbands kept from each, the identical life-threatening medical secret. Their humanitarian legacies endure beyond each woman’s early, poignant death from the same cause. Their husbands’ self-focused legacies proved gossamer.