Former First Lady
By Ebony Edwards-Ellis
Genre - Contemporary Romance
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What people often intentionally overlooked was how different Barry and I were to the Obamas. Barry and I weren't married at the time of our elder daughter's birth--a situation we did not rectify for several years. Having dropped out of college, I am not an Ivy League educated lawyer like Michelle Obama nor do I possess her grace, charisma or charm. And yes, both presidents answered to the nickname "Barry" at some point in their lives, but the names "Barack" and "Barrington" bespeak two very different backgrounds. And, no, despite all the efforts of Barry's PR machine to create the image of a peaceful cohesive family, Barry and I did not enjoy a particularly happy marriage.
Barry and I were the anti-Obamas...
This is how former First Lady Shelley Diggs characterizes her relationship with her soon-to-be ex-husband, Barrington "Barry" Welles. After Trump resigns under the threat of impeachment, Barry defeats Mike Pence in the election of 2020 to become the 47th President of the United States. Having never wanted to be a "political wife," Shelley has to sacrifice her freedom and privacy for the sake of her husband's political career.
Fed up with omnipresent Secret Service agents and desperate to reclaim a measure of autonomy, Shelley leaves her husband shortly after he finishes his second term. She returns to her native New York and relinquishes her protection detail. However, Shelley's yearnings for her husband threaten to derail her plans for her future. When a family tragedy strikes, Shelley must choose between her sometimes rocky path to independence and her warts-and-all marriage to the man she still loves.
Meet The Author
Memoir of A Royal Consort and Former First Lady.
She also writes for the blog, Random Rants of
a Super Nerdy Black Chick. Ebony currently lives
in New York City.
Chat with Ebony on Twitter @EbonyEdwardsEl1