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That Churchill woman : a novel

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"The Paris Wife meets PBS's Victoria in this enthralling novel of the life and loves of one of history's most remarkable women: Winston Churchill's scandalous American mother, Jennie Jerome. Wealthy, privileged, and fiercely independent New Yorker Jennie Jerome took Victorian England by storm when she landed on its shores. As Lady Randolph Churchill, she gave birth to a man who defined the twentieth century: her son Winston. But Jennie--reared in the luxury of Gilded Age Newport and the Paris of the Second Empire--lived an outrageously modern life all her own, filled with controversy, passion, tragedy, and triumph. When the nineteen-year-old beauty agrees to marry the son of a duke she has known only three days, she's instantly swept up in a whirlwind of British politics and the breathless social climbing of the Marlborough House Set, the reckless men who surround Bertie, Prince of Wales. Raised to think for herself and careless of English society rules, the new Lady Randolph Churchill quickly becomes a London sensation: adored by some, despised by others. Artistically gifted and politically shrewd, she shapes her husband's rise in Parliament and her young son's difficult passage through boyhood. But as the family's influence soars, scandals explode and tragedy befalls the Churchills. Jennie is inescapably drawn to the brilliant and seductive Count Charles Kinsky--diplomat, skilled horse-racer, deeply passionate lover. Their impossible affair only intensifies as Randolph Churchill's sanity frays, and Jennie--a woman whose every move on the public stage is judged--must walk a tightrope between duty and desire. Forced to decide where her heart truly belongs, Jennie risks everything--even her son--and disrupts lives, including her own, on both sides of the Atlantic. Breathing new life into Jennie's legacy and the gilded world over which she reigned, That Churchill Woman paints a portrait of the difficult--and sometimes impossible--balance between love, freedom, and obligation, while capturing the spirit of an unforgettable woman, one who altered the course of history"--

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Avon Free Library FIC BAR (Text)
Adult Fiction
52113300491337
Checked out
08/12/2019
Bristol Library FIC BAR (Text)
Adult Fiction
52134300051368
In transit
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Caledonia Library Association FIC BAR (Text)
Adult Fiction
52135300304442
Available
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Dansville Public Library FIC BAR (Text)
Rental
52117300512927
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Geneva Public Library BARRON (Text)
First Floor Fiction
52118300959837
Checked out
08/12/2019
Lima Public Library FIC BAR (Text)
Adult Fiction
32139002037776
Available
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Livonia Public Library FIC BAR (Text)
Adult Fiction
52140300558229
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Macedon Public Library FIC BAR (Text)
Adult New Fiction
52121300645075
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Newark Public Library FIC BAR (Text)
Adult Fiction
52125300843010
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Ontario Public Library FIC BAR (Text)
Adult Fiction
52126300754173
Checked out
08/13/2019
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