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That Churchill Woman by Stephanie Barron

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Also by Stephanie Barron:

That Churchill Woman, February 2019
Hardcover
Jane and the Waterloo Map, February 2016
e-Book
Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmas, November 2014
Hardcover
Jane And The Canterbury Tale, September 2011
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The White Garden, October 2009
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A Flaw In The Blood, March 2008
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Jane and the Barque of Frailty, November 2007
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Jane and the Barque of Frailty, December 2006
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Jane and His Lordship's Legacy, March 2005
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Jane And The Ghosts Of Netley, May 2004
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Jane And The Prisoner Of Wool House, November 2002
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Jane And The Stillroom Maid, May 2001
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Jane And The Genius Of The Place, February 2000
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Jane And The Wandering Eye, November 1998
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Jane And The Man Of The Cloth, December 1997
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Jane And The Unpleasantness At Scargrave Manor, December 1996
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That Churchill Woman
Stephanie Barron


Ballantine Books
February 2019
On Sale: January 22, 2019
Featuring: Jennie Jerome (Lady Randolph Churchill); Randolph Churchill; Bertie, Prince of Wales
400 pages
ISBN: 1524799564
EAN: 9781524799564
Kindle: B07CR4XZY7
Hardcover / e-Book
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Historical

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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Re: That Churchill Woman

Well, now. Overall, it sounds like the book succeeds in
telling the story. I'll read it. Thanks.
(Kathleen Bylsma 3:46pm January 12)

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