On Sale: January 22, 2019
Featuring: Jennie Jerome (Lady Randolph Churchill); Randolph Churchill; Bertie, Prince of Wales
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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
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
1 comment posted.
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, 2019)
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