And They Called It Camelot: A Novel of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis
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 ...more
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Even if you think you know the story of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, you’re in for rare behind-the-scenes look at the former First Lady’s life. Stephanie Thornton has channeled this iconic woman and delivers such an intimate portrait, at times I had to remind myself that this is a novel and not Kennedy’s own memoir. Such an ambitious undertaking and Thornton not only pulls it off, she hits it out of the park. This book is nothing short of magical.
For many younger readers, this book will be ...more
Stephanie Marie Thornton, Author of "And They Called it Camelot: A Novel of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis" has written a poignant, memorable, intriguing, intense, and captivating novel. The Genres for this novel are Fiction and Historical Fiction. I love the author's style of writing and her way of vividly describing the ...more
We all kind of know of the story of Jackie and Jack, but this book will take you behind the ...more
As much as I have read about the Kennedys, I continue to be astounded at their larger-than-life personalities, as ...more
So, we all probably think we know the story of Jackie Kennedy. But when you think about it, we really only know the story as it was told by others. While this is a fictional novel, it feels like the closest thing we have to hearing her story in her own words.
The author did an excellent job of really making Jackie's voice seem authentic throughout the novel. While I was familiar with a lot ...more
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Many readers are confused about Jackie's behavior, regarding her husband's cheating and even her marriage to an older, wealthy man, Onassis. This book answers some of these questions and is written by a talented author. How true this is we will never know.
The story is a perfect novel because the main character, a talented women, overcomes tragedy after tragedy. This ...more