A female president stars in new novel

The 45th president of the United States has a thick shock of blond hair and a husband who strayed.

Calm down, Republicans: This isn’t the “inevitable”Hillary Clinton. President Charlotte Kramer is the Republican head of state in Madam President (**½ out of four), Nicolle Wallace’s latest capital dish about life in the White House.

A co-host of TV’s The View, Wallace was communications director for President George W. Bush and most famously, an adviser to vice presidential hopeful Sarah Palin who later revealed unflattering traits of the former governor of Alaska.

In her third novel about Washington, Wallace tells the story of President Kramer and the women who serve her: Melanie, her secretary of defense, who is pregnant with her first child, and Dale, the president’s press secretary, a former White House correspondent.

President Kramer is a uniter, not a divider. So after revealing to the American people that the first gentleman had an affair with Dale during her first term in office, Kramer naturally makes the now-disgraced White House reporter one of her closest aides. If you can get past that unlikely event, this novel will prove a breezy romp through the corridors of power town.

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