Monday, October 12, 2020

And They Called It Camelot

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Synopsis (from Amazon):  An intimate portrait of the life of Jackie O…
Few of us can claim to be the authors of our fate. Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy knows no other choice. With the eyes of the world watching, Jackie uses her effortless charm and keen intelligence to carve a place for herself among the men of history and weave a fairy tale for the American people, embodying a senator’s wife, a devoted mother, a First Lady—a queen in her own right.
But all reigns must come to an end. Once JFK travels to Dallas and the clock ticks down those thousand days of magic in Camelot, Jackie is forced to pick up the ruined fragments of her life and forge herself into a new identity that is all her own, that of an American legend.

One (or more) Sentence Summary:  I very much enjoyed And They Called It Camelot.  I loved how we got to see everything from Jackie's point of view (fictionally). I realize this is fiction, but I would guess there are some underline truths to it.  I can't imagine the research that went into writing this book.

It starts out when Jack and Jackie met and progresses through their romance, marriage, his political career, cheating, miscarriages, JFK's back issues, Caroline, John, JFK's death, her awful marriage to Aristotle, and her final career as an editor. She is one tough and classy lady.  I can't believe everything she had been through and while in the public eye.

Very well written and worth the read! 

PS - I did read Thornton's America Princess and really enjoyed it too.  Another very well written and researched novel. 

Stephanie Marie Thornton is the USA Today bestselling author of American Princess and a high school history teacher. She lives in Alaska with her husband and daughter.

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