Cover: The Kennedy Debutante

Review: The Kennedy Debutante

The Kennedy Debutante by Kerri Mahler Berkley Books, 2018. Hardcover, 384 pages. Starting with Kathleen “Kick” Kennedy’s debut into London society, this novel envisions the life of the glamourous Kennedy daughter from her father’s debut as ambassador to London in 1938 through the end of World War II.  Despite what the press may say, not…

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Review: Burning Sky

Burning Sky by Lori Benton Waterbrook Press, 2013.  Trade paperback, 416 pages. Benton’s debut novel from 2013 is a wonderful depiction of life on the western fringes on early America.  Opening with the return of Willa Oberchain to her hometown of Shiloh, New York, one is quickly introduced to the two main characters.  Willa discovers…

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Review: Love and Ruin

Love and Ruin by Paula McLain Ballentine, 2018. Hardcover, 352 pages. McLain’s newest novel features the story of Martha Gellhorn, a lifelong war correspondent and the third wife of Ernest Hemingway.  It opens with Martha’s life before meeting Hemingway when she worked as an aspiring novelist and sometimes journalist. After her father’s death, Martha, her…