Saturday, February 16, 2013

Blog Tour: O! Jackie by Mercedes King

Date Published: 12/29/2012

 Despite her poise and graceful smile, Jackie Kennedy’s life was far from perfect. Behind closed doors, Jackie struggled with bouts of depression, endured a heartbreaking road to motherhood, and had difficult relationships with those closest to her. Ravaged by insecurities and humiliation, she even wrestled her own temptations for both other men and divorce. But Jackie clung to the belief that she could make JFK abandon his wandering ways. Through the years, though, Jack Kennedy’s lustful escapades grew in carelessness and frequency, and most needling for Jackie were his trysts with Marilyn Monroe. When Marilyn becomes erratic and unstable, Jackie must decide how far she will go to protect the presidency and to save her marriage. 

My Review:

Others out there may have read something like this, but I sure have not and I am super glad I did. I love the way that history meets fiction in this novel. Taking events and people the world already knows and some even idolize and giving them a fictional twists is genius! 

While, I am not one of the Kennedy enthusiasts(not saying I dont like them, but just that I'm not a fanatic like some), I like many others out there am aware of their huge impact they had on America and the stories in the media that surrounded them. Delving into Jackie O's *mind* was such a fun thing to do. 

I personally loved the addition of the journal entries. All in all a GREAT read! 

A founding member of Sisters in Crime Columbus, Ohio, Mercedes King is an active member and past president. She graduated from Capital University with a degree in Criminology, and since then has been crafting stories with a scandalous flair. A born and bred Buckeye, she writes in a variety of genres and is hard at work on her next novel. 

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1 comment:

Mercedes King said...

Thanks for letting me stop by and share O! Jackie. I really appreciate your review and thank you for your comments. You're right that some people have a deep affection for the Kennedys, so it was a risk to write this story, but one that was worth it for me. Thanks again!

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