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A captivating novel following the exploits of Kathleen Kick Kennedy the forgotten and rebellious daughter of one of America's greatest political dynasties London 1938 The effervescent It girl of London society since her father was named the ambassador Kathleen Kick Kennedy moves in rarified circles rubbing satin covered elbows with some of the 20th century' 4 big stars to The Kennedy Debutante I recently listened to an audiobook about Rosemary Kennedy and ever since my interest has been piued about Kick Kennedy s short life Why didn t I know about her The Kennedy Debutante is Kick s story In 1930s London Kick s father is an ambassador in England and she is a big time society girl She has a yearning for a life of adventure and with all her might she works her way out of her strict mother s grasp and into the arms of Billy Hartington the soon to be Duke of Devonshire The lovers are star crossed though because Kick s family is devout Catholic and Billy s family is Protestant Their parents would never approve World War II begins which sends Billy to war and the Kennedys back home to the States Nothing stops determined Kick from making her way back overseas where she becomes a journalist and works for the Red Cross Will Kick choose her family or her loveThe Kennedys are like royalty in the US Their contributions have been complex from scandal to civil rights advocacy to everything in between including devastating tragedies of their own but there is always a lurid fascination Kerri Maher s slower pacing of this story is deliciously detailed and offers insights into each of the Kennedy family members The Kennedy Debutante is a wonderfully engaging story of the search for forbidden love while uestioning family and faith With World War II as its backdrop The Kennedy Debutante is rife with a secured time and place and charming robust characters Highly recommended for fans of historical fiction especially set against WWII Thank you to Berkley for the invitation to participate in the blog tour and for the finished copy All opinions are my own My reviews can also be found on my blog wwwjennifertarheelreadercom Twisted political dynasties London 1938 The effervescent It girl of London society since her father was named the ambassador Kathleen Kick Kennedy moves in rarified circles rubbing satin covered elbows with some of the 20th century' 4 big stars to The Kennedy Debutante I recently listened to an audiobook about Rosemary Kennedy and ever since my interest has been The Exploration of the Male Anatomy piued about Kick Kennedy s short life Why didn t I know about her The Kennedy Debutante is Kick s story In 1930s London Kick s father is an ambassador in England and she is a big time society girl She has a yearning for a life of adventure and with all her might she works her way out of her strict mother s grasp and into the arms of Billy Hartington the soon to be Duke of Devonshire The lovers are star crossed though because Kick s family is devout Catholic and Billy s family is Protestant Their Transforming Multilateral Diplomacy: The Inside Story of the Sustainable Development Goals parents would never approve World War II begins which sends Billy to war and the Kennedys back home to the States Nothing stops determined Kick from making her way back overseas where she becomes a journalist and works for the Red Cross Will Kick choose her family or her loveThe Kennedys are like royalty in the US Their contributions have been complex from scandal to civil rights advocacy to everything in between including devastating tragedies of their own but there is always a lurid fascination Kerri Maher s slower All Night Long (Nannies, pacing of this story is deliciously detailed and offers insights into each of the Kennedy family members The Kennedy Debutante is a wonderfully engaging story of the search for forbidden love while uestioning family and faith With World War II as its backdrop The Kennedy Debutante is rife with a secured time and Bronze Age Mindset place and charming robust characters Highly recommended for fans of historical fiction especially set against WWII Thank you to Berkley for the invitation to The Freeze-Frame Revolution participate in the blog tour and for the finished copy All opinions are my own My reviews can also be found on my blog wwwjennifertarheelreadercom

Summary The Kennedy Debutante

The Kennedy Debutante

D Billy's staunchly Protestant one would never approve their match When war breaks like a tidal wave across her world Billy is ripped from her arms as the Kennedys are forced to return to the States Kick gets work as a journalist and joins the Red Cross to get back to England where she will have to decide where her true loyalties lie with family or with lov 35 starsThe Kennedy family makes for interesting story fodder that s for sure If nothing else they provide a look into surviving multiple tragedies while maintaining a pretty charmed existence Joe Sr and Rose had nine children and tragedies befell five of them six if you include Teddy s story that was mostly covered up Then there was John Jr and his wife and I m purposely leaving out the other grandchildren and great grandchildren But it makes me wonder and marvel at their historyI did not know much about the fourth oldest Kathleen aka Kick Kennedy maybe the most tragic and short lived of them Because the family was living in London during Joe s term as Ambassador Kick s debut took place there These were her formative years and so she made her best friends and social connections in London She would always consider London her home not America Her true love was an English noble who would one day become Duke of Devonshire He was Protestant which was a major issue with his family with the Catholic church and the Kennedys especially Rose Most of the book delves into Kick s conflicted feelings about marrying for love or marrying to keep the peace in the two families I hope today religion isn t as big an issue but I don t knowThis kept me interested even though it felt like a really long time before Kathleen and Billy finally found happiness Actually it was about 5 years and then very short lived because again tragedies ensue The author gives some additional history at the end and then Google led me to reading about the Astors and Fred Astaire s sister Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this enjoyable preview copy The Freeze-Frame Revolution provide a look into surviving multiple tragedies while maintaining a The New-York Review, and Atheneum Magazine, Vol. 2 pretty charmed existence Joe Sr and Rose had nine children and tragedies befell five of them six if you include Teddy s story that was mostly covered up Then there was John Jr and his wife and I m Mon patron voulait que je tape les seins nus purposely leaving out the other grandchildren and great grandchildren But it makes me wonder and marvel at their historyI did not know much about the fourth oldest Kathleen aka Kick Kennedy maybe the most tragic and short lived of them Because the family was living in London during Joe s term as Ambassador Kick s debut took His Christmas Cowgirl (Wildflower Ranch place there These were her formative years and so she made her best friends and social connections in London She would always consider London her home not America Her true love was an English noble who would one day become Duke of Devonshire He was Protestant which was a major issue with his family with the Catholic church and the Kennedys especially Rose Most of the book delves into Kick s conflicted feelings about marrying for love or marrying to keep the The Doctors Dating Bargain peace in the two families I hope today religion isn t as big an issue but I don t knowThis kept me interested even though it felt like a really long time before Kathleen and Billy finally found happiness Actually it was about 5 years and then very short lived because again tragedies ensue The author gives some additional history at the end and then Google led me to reading about the Astors and Fred Astaire s sister Thanks to NetGalley and the The Collection publisher for this enjoyable Whispers of Feathers preview copy

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S most powerful figures Eager to escape the watchful eye of her strict mother Rose the antics of her older brothers Jack and Joe and the erratic behavior of her sister Rosemary Kick is ready to strike out on her own and is soon swept off her feet by Billy Hartington the future Duke of DevonshireBut their love is forbidden as Kick's devout Catholic family an NOW AVAILABLE 45 Stars Long ago it must beI have a photographPreserve your memoriesThey re all that s left you Old Friends Bookends Theme Simon Garfunkel Songwriters Paul Simon It all seems like a beautiful dream Thanks a lot Daddy for giving me one of the greatest experiences anyone could have had I know it will have a great effect on everything I do from her in Kick Kennedy 18 September 1939A young Kathleen Kick Kennedy falls in love with London the people and the country in this debut by Kerri MaherMaher does a wonderful job in bring this young woman a product of American Royalty and those she meets in London to life in a way that seems authentic in this story her debut novel I felt as though I was walking through London with her Nine children a good Catholic family their mother Rose seemed especially devoted to her faith and her family As the eldest children were adults or nearly adults as this story begins there is not a lot devoted to childhood but their fondness for one another is evident as is their closeness It s 1938 when the family goes to London arriving on St Patrick s Day of course and Kick promptly falls in love with the country the accent everything about it fills her with happiness the gardens and even the lush lawns Everything is lovely except the war that will come eventually but in this moment in time it is only a cautionary atmosphere that calls your attention to it The reality of the impending war hasn t fully sunk in In this atmosphere it only makes sense that the men would flock to the pretty new girl being shown around But Kick loved than just the attention or the social festivities It was the first time in ages she had felt carried away by something part of something that had nothing to do with her family and she loved it Kick makes friends among those young men and women she meets at various soirees she attends some she will remain friends with for the remainder of her life some will be lost to war some will fade away She can t imagine ever leaving but then the war comes closer and the Kennedys leave for the safer grounds of American soilThis is also a time before John F Kennedy would marry Jackie Jacueline Lee Bouvier and before his presidency so it does include some of the goings on of the family including her most famous brothers John F Kennedy Jack and Robert Kennedy but focuses on Jack s big brother protectiveness and his women What focus there is on Joe as this story unfolds is how sweetly he tries to protect her in his own way Rose and Joe Sr s eldest son who Joe Sr had long dreamed of running for President a dream that would come true for Jack but not for Joe Still there is romance a somewhat prolonged on and off romance that is forbidden due to the restrictions against Catholics marrying outside their faith distance and war She can t imagine marrying outside of her faith and breaking her mother s heart or her father s While she may have seemed rebellious to her family not acuiescing to all of their parental dictates but her rebellions were than in thought than in deed and seem tame in comparison to todayA lovely bittersweet story of love and loss of having and keeping faith and hope alive the importance of family and faith but perhaps importantly of having faith in yourself enough to know and accept the gift when love finds you Pub Date 02 OCT 2018Many thanks for the ARC provided by Berkley Publishing Group Berkley


10 thoughts on “The Kennedy Debutante

  1. says:

    I can see I'm going to have my hands full with you he saidI'll see to it sir Kathleen Kick Kennedy has it all the fame the riches the glory Her life is so tied up in the Kennedy legacy that she hardly knows where they end and she begins And now as she's entering her debutante years Kick finally has a chance to become her own person find her own love and above all escape from under her mother's thumb It was the first time in ages she had f

  2. says:

    4 big stars to The Kennedy Debutante ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ I recently listened to an audiobook about Rose

  3. says:

    5 starsI absolutely loved this book and plan to recommend it to everyone I know The Kennedy Debutante tells the story of Kathleen “Kick” Kennedy sister of John F Kennedy and Robert F Kennedy As I began reading the book I realized how little I knew about her or any of the lesser known siblings of these two famous men Maher masterfully unveils Kick’s complex story interweaving details of her staunch Catholic upbringing her d

  4. says:

    3 wished I had liked it starsMy reviews can be seen here Kick Kennedy had it all She was beautiful the second daughter of Joseph and Rose Kennedy and a life that was privileged where she wanted for very little When her father was made Ambassador to the Royal Court of St James Kick went to London with her family where she met a man

  5. says:

    NOW AVAILABLE 45 Stars “Long ago it must beI have a photographPreserve your memoriesThey're all that's left you” Old Friends Bookends Theme Simon Garfunkel Songwriters Paul Simon ”It all seems like a beauti

  6. says:

    35 starsI was so excited to get my hands on an advance copy of this because Kathleen Kennedy led an interesting life not just because she was the second oldest daughter of Joe Sr and Rose but because she had to make some tough decisions in life So I'll admit my expectations were high because I thought the author would have a lot of material to work with when writing this historical fiction novel While story got better towards the end I rea

  7. says:

    I inwardly cringe every time the Kennedy Family is portrayed as American royalty'' No no no Wealthy Yes Privileged Yes Powerful Without a doubt But I hate seeing them put on a pedestal Digging into the history and behavior of the Kennedy clan can be uite a disturbing experience One daughter lobotomized to avoi

  8. says:

    Kathleen has it all money a comfortable life privilege and a high status all due to her family name Kathleen is a Kennedy When her father Joseph P Kennedy is appointed US ambassador the Kennedy clan moves to London Kick as Kathleen is mostly called is introduced as a debutante into British high society Soon Kick is mingling in dances attending races doing charity work and meeting new friends in London When sh

  9. says:

    35 starsThe Kennedy family makes for interesting story fodder that's for sure If nothing else they provide a look into surviving multiple tragedies while maintaining a pretty charmed existence Joe Sr and Rose had nine children and tragedies befell five of them six if you include Teddy's story that was mostly covered up Then there was John Jr and his wife and I'm purposely leaving out the other grandchildren and

  10. says:

    I've long had an interest with the Kennedy family and this book about Kathleen Kick Kennedy was one that I had been looking forward to reading

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