From Goodreads: “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.”
I read historical fiction from time to time, and it usually frustrates me. Because I normally pick up novels based upon people and events of which I am familiar, I get frustrated with the liberties taken with facts to tell a good story. Not so with this book.
I’ve read over 60 books on the Kennedy family in the last few years, so I was curious about this historical novel of Jacqueline Onassis. And They Called It Camelot: A Novel of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis is about as accurate as you can get for historical fiction, and even though I knew her real story quite well, I thought the author did a good job of weaving the facts and quotes into a narrative that worked.
And right now, you can pick up this historical novel for only $1.99 on the Kindle. #BargainSleuth approved reading!
Want more proof that this is a good book? Check out these other reviews:
“Addictive, dishy, and emotionally haunting, this novel paints an intimate portrait of a tumultuous marriage that played out on the world’s stage and ended in national tragedy. Loving and losing one of history’s most charismatic American presidents marks Jaqueline Kennedy’s life ever after, but oh, how she rises up from the ashes. Vivid, engrossing, and utterly unforgettable, And They Called It Camelot is Thornton’s best work yet.” —Stephanie Dray, New York Times bestselling coauthor of America’s First Daughter
“This book grabbed me from page one and wouldn’t let me go. A multi-dimensional imagining of the trials and triumphs of Jaqueline Bouvier Kennedy, And They Called It Camelot will make you rethink everything you thought you knew about this remarkable First Lady. Full of glamour, scandal, and heartache, this is a novel you will want to discuss with all of your friends.”—Kerri Maher, Author of The Girl in White Gloves
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