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O! Jackie

O! Jackie

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by Mercedes King
     
 
O! Jackie, a novel, explores the private life of Jackie Kennedy, including her heartbreaking journey to motherhood, her difficult personal relationships, and her struggles with JFK's unfaithfulness. Although she played the adoring wife, Jackie was ravaged by insecurities. Through the years, she even wrestled her own temptations for both other men and divorce. The ever

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O! Jackie, a novel, explores the private life of Jackie Kennedy, including her heartbreaking journey to motherhood, her difficult personal relationships, and her struggles with JFK's unfaithfulness. Although she played the adoring wife, Jackie was ravaged by insecurities. Through the years, she even wrestled her own temptations for both other men and divorce. The ever-growing appetite the media had for her also frustrated her, but most needling of all for Jackie was her husband's on-going trysts with Marilyn Monroe. As JFK's career escalated, so did his dalliances with Marilyn. When Marilyn become erratic and unstable, though, Jackie must decide how far she will go to protect the presidency and to save her marriage.

Editorial Reviews

Amazon - Cheryl Ankrom
Even though it is fiction, I love the fact that it could have been real. The Kennedy family has many secrets that the public will never know. It was very entertaining just thinking that these things could have happened this way. Congratulations to Mercedes King for creating such a realistic work that made me wonder so many times which parts may have really been true. I enjoyed every part.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015986259
Publisher:
Triumph Productions
Publication date:
12/29/2012
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
442
File size:
244 KB

Meet the Author

An Ohio native, Mercedes King is a founding member of Sisters in Crime Columbus, Ohio (affectionately dubbed SiCCO). A graduate of Capital University, she combined her passion for writing with her love of pop culture to create O! Jackie. Currently, she is an active member of the local writing community and working on her next novel.

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O! Jackie 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Bronte63JS More than 1 year ago
A Tangled Web in Camelot O! Jackie by Mercedes King Reviewed by Jean A. Smith The Kennedys and their intimate circle have fascinated the public for years.  O! Jackie by Mercedes King examines the romantic, political and family relationships encountered through the eyes of Jackie Kennedy.  In this novel, the readers are given insight into the Kennedys’ lives from early in their marriage through JFK’s rise through politics culminating in the presidency.  What makes this novel different is that  readers feel as if they are experiencing the ups and downs of public life right along with Jackie. Powerful movers and shakers in both Washington D. C. and Hollywood round out the novel alerting the reader to the fact that Camelot was not without its tarnish. JFK’s wandering eye and his family’s fierce protection of him leave the reader feeling as frustrated as Jackie.  I found myself at times both pitying and applauding Jackie’s efforts to remain strong in a next to impossible situation.   One icon that plays an important role in both history and this novel is Marilyn Monroe.  So many times I feel she is presented in literature as a caricature.  Not so in this novel. King presents her in such a way that by the end of the novel I felt quite sorry for her.  While opposites in many ways, both of these women were trapped in a situation in which they had no control or were ever taken very seriously by the public. Fans of the Kennedy clan as well as the time period of Washington’s Camelot will find a page turner in this novel. Historical figures come to life and provide a possible beginning to our love of celebrity-hyped media.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've been a fan of the Kennedys for ages, so this book was a must-read when I saw it. Although it's fiction, I totally believed that pretty much everything in the story could be true! The book took me back to that pivitol time in American history and let me peek inside the Kennedy lifestyle. I also felt it presented Jackie Kennedy as a complete person, with her own faults and insecurities. LOVED the ending and can't wait to read more!