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Sunday, February 10, 2013

about the book:

O! Jackie explores the private life of Jackie Kennedy, including the heartache she endured on her road to motherhood, her difficult personal relationships, and her passionate desire to end JFK's wandering ways. Being devoted to an unfaithful husband, Jackie knew humiliation well. Most needling for Jackie was her husband's trysts with Marilyn Monroe. When Marilyn's behavior becomes erratic and unstable, Jackie must decide how far she will go to protect the presidency and to save her marriage.

My thoughts:

Wow.  What a book!!  Who doesn't want to know what REALLY happened in Camelot?  This book is a work of fiction but it certainly opens our eyes to many different possibilities.  I can't say I liked many of the characters in this book.  Jackie herself was a pushover who put up with too much garbage from a womanizing jerk (and that's being kind to her less than honorable husband) but she was portrayed as a human woman, not an iconic figure.  We saw her flaws, we felt her pain,  I cried with her and yelled at her.  I didn't care for Bobby or Marilyn,  I despised Ethel.  She was just a plain old b**ch.  I have to say, the nicest character in this book was Aristotle Onassis.  

Bear in mind, this is a WHAT IF? novel.  This is a wonderfully written novel about one viewpoint of what 'may have' happened in the unfortunate marriage of Jack and Jackie Kennedy.  

Make certain you have a lot of time when you start to read this book.  You will not want to put it down until you finish!

*Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a member of Reading Addiction Blog Tours and a copy of this book was provided to me by the author. Although payment may have been received by Reading Addiction Blog Tours, no payment was received by me in exchange for this review. There was no obligation to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, publisher, publicist, or readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning Use of Endorcements and Testimonials in Advertising*

Mercedes King is an Ohio native and founding member of Sisters in Crime Columbus, Ohio (dubbed SiCCO, affectionately). With a degree in Criminology from Capital University and a passion for writing, she crafted O! Jackie, a novel focusing on the private life of Jackie Kennedy. Mercedes writes in a variety of genres, including historical and mystery, and is working on her next book. Feel free to visit her site at OJackiebook.com .

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1 comment:

  1. Hi, Donna. Thanks for letting me stop by. You have one of the most colorful reviews ever!--and I hadn't thought about it, but I think you're right--Aristotle does come across as one of the nicest characters. Too bad he turns out to be a slime later in Jackie's life. Again, thanks so much for reading O! Jackie and for sharing your comments. I really appreciate it!