My Theodosia

My Theodosia - Anya Seton "My Theodosia" details the brief life of Theodosia Burr Alston, daughter of Aaron Burr. Picking up on her 17th birthday and continuing until her death at age 30, Anya Seton shows us a picture of a young woman forced into a politically expedient marriage to South Carolinian planter Joseph Alston and away from her love Merriweather Lewis. Seton has researched Theodosia's life using letters, historical documents and diaries and presents a conflicted young woman whose filial piety is used against her by a manipulative parent. Interesting read.