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Set in the historic and familiar context of what is arguably the most iconic American family, The Eternal Waltz of Jacqueline Kennedy portrays through elegant, lyrical prose a single ethereal day spent in eternity. Jackie Kennedy, together with her husband and children for one final treasured day, takes us on a literary tour-de-force, a spiritual journey that unfolds as sh ...more
Hardcover, 167 pages
Published May 2nd 2011 by Sheaf House (first published February 2011)
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bookczuk
The author of this book found me via GoodReads and a review I'd done of I was Amelia Earhart. We had a short exchange of messages during which, after learning of the loss in our family, offered a copy of her book when it came out. She wrote, "Ironically my book, The Eternal Waltz of Jacqueline Kennedy was written to comfort those who have suffered loss, as it is an uplifting and spiritual exploration of a single day in heaven. It would be my honor to send you a copy - no strings attached, It was ...more
Kristin E.
Feb 02, 2011 Kristin E. rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
The Eternal Waltz of Jacqueline Kennedy

Prologue

It is exactly as I remember it. The stone cottage with painted wooden steps. The long, shuttered windows overlooking a crescent of turquoise sea. Except now, in the corner of the room, there is an antique bassinet. White iron gently curved. It is draped in clouds of gossamer cloth pulled back with blue gingham bows.
In the bassinet is the most perfect baby, sleeping soundly, dressed in a delicate white gown. Pursed lips, full cheeks, a soft downy
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Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews
I will admit that when I first started reading this book I wasn’t sure what to think or if I would even like it, but as I continued on through the author’s vivid imagery of the day, I was drawn into the story and almost felt like I was right there next to them as they played in the garden or sailed on the boat or ran through a rainstorm to seek shelter. This book also provokes the reader to ponder things such as sand and how Jackie explains to Caroline that we are all crushers of rock and coral ...more
Gail Welborn
The Eternal Waltz of Jacqueline Kennedy, by Kristin Elizabeth Marshall, Sheaf House, 2011, 144 Pages, ISBN-13: 978-1936438006, $17.99

Take an imaginary journey into one day in the life of Jackie Kennedy, wife, mother and First Lady of the culturally iconic American family of—President Jack Kennedy. Where readers share in Jackie’s joys, sorrows, tragedies and loves, eternal, magical moments recreated by Kristin Marshall’s lyrical prose. Kristin’s narrative begins in the Prelude with Jackie’s memor
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Leesteffy
I could not get through this book. It was too sappy and writing too flowery for my taste.
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