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Lady Clementine
Lady Clementine | Marie Benedict
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New from Marie Benedict, the New York Times bestselling author of The Only Woman in the Room! An incredible novel that focuses on one of the people who had the most influence during World War I and World War II: Clementine Churchill.
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Lynnsoprano
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Bailedbailed

Nope! Hubby and I have a 60-page rule. If we‘re not into book by 60 pages in, that‘s it. This was a non-starter for me. Normally I like first-person narrative, and I get that the MC needs to do plot exposition, but this was heavy-handed. It was already an “oh, poor smart woman being put down/held back by people around her,” and I‘m not in the mood. Maybe another time, but not now.

Blaire I read another book of hers and her writing style did not suit me even though the topic was really interesting. 2mo
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Lynnsoprano
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I picked this up at the library the other day, and I‘m anxious to give it a go. I‘ve only read one previous book by the author, which I enjoyed, but I know she has mixed reviews. Mostly interested in this because we visited Churchill‘s war rooms, an underground bunker, when we were in London 4 years ago. Lady Clementine apparently spent considerable time there. I barely lasted 2 hours, it was so claustrophobic!

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R.L.Walker
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Loved the insight into Clementine Churchill.

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sb3626
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Still chugging away reading Lady Clementine. They are currently in World War II and reading about the air raid shelters and fire watchers have been really informative. I haven‘t had too much of a chance to read this week so I am hoping I get to finish this book this morning.

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sb3626
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Haven‘t had much of a chance to read these past few nights so I made sure to take a little bit this evening. I have been really enjoying Clementine and how involved she was in Winston Churchill‘s political career

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melissajayne
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4⭐️ I quite enjoyed the book; definitely helped that it was a quick read and it didn‘t really seem to lag. I wonder what Clementine was really like, but I can imagine she was a fairly tough cookie to deal with someone that was as formidable as her husband. #ebook #historicalfiction #wwi #wwii #bookstagram #2020 #bookreview

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kspenmoll
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I skimmed the then bailed the last third of the book. I just could not empathize with this woman or her story as portrayed by the author. She just irked me. Maybe I need to read Sonia Purnell‘s biography of her instead.

TheBookHippie I don‘t like this writer at allllll ! I bailed on two of her books so I‘m out! 2y
kspenmoll @TheBookHippie Glad to hear your thoughts. The book is in my donation bag! 2y
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Laughterhp
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I love Marie Benedict. If you haven‘t read any of her books yet, you really should. She gives female figures in history a story. She researches very thoroughly and tells the story no ones or has forgotten.

This one is about Clementine Churchill and how much she supported Churchill during WWI, WWII and the years in between. She was an amazingly strong woman who put up with a lot of crap. She did so much to support women and give them voices.

Butterfinger I have a biography of Clementine, but have yet to read it. 2y
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Crazeedi
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Lady Clementine is the story of Winston Churchill's wife. I didnt really know much about her. Though this is a work of fiction, there is much factual information about "Clemmie" in the book. She was an advocate of womens suffrage, was a liberal when her husband was conservative. As with most historical figures, I believe Churchill would have been much less successful without the strength and wisdom Clemmie embodies. ⬇️

Crazeedi She was not without flaws and weaknesses, as she had many episodes of anxiety/ depression, she was a hands off mother as was normal for upper class of that era. Her children were raised without her most of the time. But we see Clemmies assertiveness and passion for the welfare of the British citizens, especially during WW2. She stands as an example of leadership and grace under fire. 2y
ljuliel I‘ve been curious about this book, and wondering about her hair. Is that purple hair or a purple hat ? I know it‘s common today to see purple hair, but I didn‘t think they dyed it those colors back in her day. Looks like a good book which I‘ll probably get to at some point . 2y
Crazeedi @ljuliel many women in those days who colored over their gray hair ended up with hair with a purplish tinted, it was a purple gray. Hard to explain, but I had relatives whose hair was that color. 2y
Crazeedi @ljuliel or it could just be the photo, but not like that on the book, not sure because I read on my kindle 2y
ljuliel Yea I have seen a few really old ladies who tinted their white hair and it turned a little lilac color. I didn‘t know if they intended that to happen or it was some sort of a bad chemical reaction. This picture looks a lot more purple than that. Just curious. 😊 (edited) 2y
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kspenmoll
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Maybe Em had the right idea last night when she sat on this book. Not so sure about this one; something irks me. Cannot pinpoint what yet.
But first, coffee!☕️

Sharpeipup I felt the same way. 2y
Suet624 Hahaha. 2y
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kspenmoll
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#historicalfiction #catsoflitsy

Em is sitting on Clementine. I think there is a message here.

AlaMich 😻 2y
Tamra 😍 2y
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kspenmoll
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#saturdaymorning #coffeeandbooks #coffeeandlove #litsylove
Raisin toast and coffee surrounded by #litsylove. Plan to pen some of my own love before meeting my sister for lunch. Happy Saturday Littens!

Mitch Happy Saturday xxx 2y
kspenmoll @Mitch Thanks!!! 💕 2y
UwannaPublishme Yum! Happy Saturday to you! 🤗❤️ 2y
Catsandbooks 💖💖😊 2y
Desha Yum raisin bread! I grew up having it as a snack at my grandma‘s and it‘s still a favorite!! ♥️ 2y
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LatrelWhite
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Started this yesterday. Love historical fiction. My fav...✨reading and listening.

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Sharpeipup
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“I always feel different. No matter the sphere I inhabit, I always feel set apart.”

#quote #mood #partyofone #booknlunch

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Sharpeipup
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Happy Valentine‘s Day to my constant companion - books! #truelove

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rustoryhuf
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Checking out mom‘s book. “Hey Rudy! That‘s my book.”

Crazeedi I just added this to my TBR list 2y
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Reecaspieces
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Sydsavvy
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Excellent, excellent. Trust me, this is the (ultimately) WWII story you want to read.

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Reecaspieces
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Sat down to read and this happened. 🙄😍. I guess they needed to snuggle

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Reecaspieces
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My first read of 2020!! #bookexpo2019

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Pandalibrarian
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I really enjoyed this book. I‘m also watching The Crown right now so this book about Clementine, Winston Churchill‘s wife fit right in. I also watched the PBS show Churchill‘s Secret recently and was intrigued by women in Churchill‘s life and their role in history.
Also finished The Light in the Ruins by Bohjalian-on a WWII kick- and Dim Sum Of All Fears by Vivien Chien.