Friday, March 20, 2020

And They Called It Camelot: A Novel of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis by Stephanie Marie Thornton ~ My Thoughts #AndTheyCalledItCamelot #NetGalley

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And They Called It Camelot: A Novel of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis by Stephanie Marie Thornton
Print and e-book, 448 pages
Published March 10th 2020 by Berkley

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.

My thoughts about And They Called It Camelot ~~

(I love to note the first lines of the books I'm reading. First lines can really grab a reader's attention and I love seeing where the author takes the reader after their first line.)

First line—"The pink pillbox hat and Chanel-inspired bouclé suit awaited her on the bed."

I, like a lot of other people, am very enamored with the Kennedy's, the idea of Camelot, and in particular, Jackie. And They Called It Camelot was an excellent account, albeit fictionalized, of the life of Jackie, Jack, and the rest of the Kennedy family.

I remember where I was and what I was doing when President Kennedy was shot. That event totally took over our lives and we obsessed to know everything about them, sitting glued to our TVs for days. This story took me back to that riveting time and let me take a step into Jackie's life to better understand her, her relationships, her family, and her loves.

This is a very well written novel that delved into the life of Jackie O. I'm in awe of the research that the author had to have done to write such an interesting accounting of her life and the times. I highly recommend And They Called It Camelot.

I received an ARC of And They Called It Camelot from the publisher via NetGalley and this is my honest opinion.

About the author

Stephanie  Thornton

Stephanie Thornton is a writer and history teacher who has been obsessed with women from history since she was twelve. She lives with her husband and daughter in Alaska.

American Princess: A Novel of First Daughter Alice Roosevelt is available now and her next book, And They Called It Camelot: A Novel of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis will hit the shelves March 2020. ~ Goodreads

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1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed this book. You felt like you got a deeper insight into their lives even though it was fiction. The author did an amazing job of research and it was very well-written. Great book!


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