Welcome to my stop on the blog tour celebrating the release of BLANK by And They Called It Camelot! Thank you to Berkley Publishing for the invitation! Stay tuned for information on how to win a copy at the bottom of this post!
About the Book:
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.
Who doesn’t love reading a book about beloved Jackie O?
Some might say Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy chased her fate and found a fairy tale, at least for a time. A senator’s wife, a doting mother, and a First Lady with the world watching and being inspired by everything from her manners to her clothing.
The fairy tale ends in tragedy, as we all know. Jackie reinvents herself and does her best to create a new kind of fairy tale.
I adored this intimate look into Jackie Kennedy’s life. This glimpse inside offers a different perspective, perhaps shaking up a little of how we all thought we “knew” her. Jackie was as inordinately human as all of us. She had fear and doubt and a fierce love for her family above all else.
Writing from Jackie’s perspective, while I always recognized this was a fictional account, I could sense the immense research that was done to capture Jackie this way. Part of the ingenuity in this book is the way it all unfolds so I’m holding back on giving too many details. I will simply offer this will stand as one of my favorite historical fiction novels this year. The voice is refreshing and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was captured with as much grace and humanity as all Americans have bestowed upon her.
I received a gifted copy. All opinions are my own.
About the Author:
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.
For a chance to win a finished copy of And They Called It Camelot, please visit my instagram page! Giveaway generously sponsored by the publisher.