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That Churchill Woman
That Churchill Woman: A Novel | Stephanie Barron
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The Paris Wife meets PBSs Victoria in this enthralling novel of the life and loves of one of historys most remarkable women: Winston Churchills scandalous American mother, Jennie Jerome. Wealthy, privileged, and fiercely independent New Yorker Jennie Jerome took Victorian England by storm when she landed on its shores. As Lady Randolph Churchill, she gave birth to a man who defined the twentieth century: her son Winston. But Jenniereared in the luxury of Gilded Age Newport and the Paris of the Second Empirelived an outrageously modern life all her own, filled with controversy, passion, tragedy, and triumph. When the nineteen-year-old beauty agrees to marry the son of a duke she has known only three days, shes instantly swept up in a whirlwind of British politics and the breathless social climbing of the Marlborough House Set, the reckless men who surround Bertie, Prince of Wales. Raised to think for herself and careless of English society rules, the new Lady Randolph Churchill quickly becomes a London sensation: adored by some, despised by others. Artistically gifted and politically shrewd, she shapes her husbands rise in Parliament and her young sons difficult passage through boyhood. But as the familys influence soars, scandals explode and tragedy befalls the Churchills. Jennie is inescapably drawn to the brilliant and seductive Count Charles Kinskydiplomat, skilled horse-racer, deeply passionate lover. Their impossible affair only intensifies as Randolph Churchills sanity frays, and Jenniea woman whose every move on the public stage is judgedmust walk a tightrope between duty and desire. Forced to decide where her heart truly belongs, Jennie risks everythingeven her sonand disrupts lives, including her own, on both sides of the Atlantic. Breathing new life into Jennies legacy and the gilded world over which she reigned, That Churchill Woman paints a portrait of the difficultand sometimes impossiblebalance between love, freedom, and obligation, while capturing the spirit of an unforgettable woman, one who altered the course of history.
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JenniferTapler
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Absolutely loved it! Barron reminds us what badasses women of the Victorian and Edwardian periods had to be. In my opinion, Jennie Churchill is the greater hero than Winston for all she endured and overcame. #bookreview #historicalfiction #britlit

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JenniferTapler
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Perhaps love could not be explained. Only recognized. And cherished.

Geenie ❤️ 3y
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JenniferTapler
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#currentlyreading My #Anglophile self has had this one on my To-Read list for awhile. Excited to finally get started! A Novel about the life and loves of Winston Churchill‘s scandalous American mother.

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Rebesta
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I'm a fan of historical fiction, so it goes without saying that I loved this book. It's a nice introduction to Jennie Churchill and a few of the other million dollar princesses.

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litenthusiast
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Spending part of this long weekend reading these books in my favorite reading spot. Happy 4th of July!

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Crazeedi
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Very interesting, a novel about Jenny Churchill. Winston's mother. Set in England in the late 19th century, this book is filled with descriptions of the nobility of the Victorian era. Jenny was an American, and had to fit into that society. An independent woman, you can like or dislike her, this was a fascinating story of her life.

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Floresj
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I thought this book would be a little more Winston Churchill than it was....I couldn‘t really get into the story of the American socialite and her reputation, gowns, and affairs. I‘m not sure how much is actual history and what was fiction. Perhaps this was too light of a book to read after Just Mercy- I just couldn‘t respect the main character.

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Reecaspieces
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🍭🍭🍭 review is up on my blog. Stop by and say hi. https://reecaspieces.com/2019/01/31/that-churchill-woman-by-stephanie-barron-his...

SilversReviews GORGEOUS photo. 4y
Reecaspieces @SilversReviews ❤️❤️❤️ thanks! 4y
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LibrarianRyan
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Saturday‘s #bookmail. The little card is a downloadable audiobook.

Thank you publishers.

tpixie What a neat idea! 4y
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