Sunday, February 10, 2013

Blog Tour: O! Jackie by Mercedes King

Date to be 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:
What a great idea for a book! Who doesn't wonder what life was really like for Jackie O? She is such an iconic First Lady and the world knows the amount of drama that went on during her life. 

Mercedes King has done a wonderful job of combining the media headlines the world has read about into a tale of fiction about her life. While you know you are reading fiction, there are journal entries and enough fact to make you feel like you are reading her actual story. 

As a reader you are left at the end wondering how much was fiction and what could have actually happened. A Wonderful read! 

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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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Twitter: @OJackiebook


1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for the kind words about O! Jackie, and thank you for letting me be featured here. Much appreciation!