In the powerful, intoxicating atmosphere of Washington, D.C., Isabelle Benton Stoker, a stylish interior designer in Georgetown, falls in love with Johnathan Dent, a prominent and very married attorney. They spend blissful times at out-of-the-way cafés, lunch-hour getaways and the iconic art museums of the Nation's Capital. After all, who would suspect the hard-working lawyer from the horse country of Middleburg, Virginia would take such a chance?
Equal Parts is set in Richmond, Charlottesville and Middleburg, against a vivid backdrop of fast horses and colorful characters. With a fusion of money and mayhem, the book weaves in rampaging foxhounds, wild women and several riveting plot twists. When Johnathan Dent finds himself a candidate for a U.S. Senate seat, he agonizes over an affair that could destroy his political ambitions, and perhaps even his career. Gennifer Flowers, Fanne Foxe and Donna Rice became famous for doing just that. Could Isabelle Stoker do the same?
Equal Parts explores this classic tale of love and betrayal inspired by all too familiar events. It’s a story that has captivated historians since Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, Dwight Eisenhower and Kay Summersby, John Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe and Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky, among many others . . . Does it always have to end badly?