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 q...
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That Churchill Woman Reviews
Did you ever hear the saying that behind every great man stands a great woman? Have you ever wondered about a great man and the mother who raised him?
In the book, That Churchill Woman we meet the woman who was the mother of Winston Churchill, who of course would go onto great prominence as leader of England during World War 2.
Jennie Jerome was her name. She was a woman raised in luxury, having been born to an American family with influence and money. She arrives in England and to all accounts ...more
If you aren't familiar with the life of Jennie Jerome Churchill, this is a very good place to start. Well researched and written, it's the story of probably the most famous of the Dollar Princesses- American women who married into the British aristocracy bringing along the funds to save many a historic estate. Jennie was, significantly, the mother of Winston Churchill but she was so much more. Her life with Randolph was, to put it mildly, unconventional. Her long time lover Count Charles Kimsky ...more
A novel that pairs a favorite author with a fascinating subject? Yes, please! Having Millard's "Hero of the Empire" in mind made this book all the more compelling. Barron did extensive research and it shows in her treatment of the subject. Having glimpses of Jennie's childhood illuminated the choices she made in her adult life. It is so good to have another Stephanie Barron book to read! Would make a fine book group selection with much to discuss regarding women's rights, family dynamics, late 1 ...more
The glitz and glamour, the gilding of the age ... there’s a grace and elegance to this era of history. But there’s also a gritty, ruthless side. One thing I’ve been gleaning from the biographical novels I’ve been reading is that there was a cost to everything, for everything.
Jennie Churchill danced a precarious line, balancing social standing and secrets. She’s no Alva Vanderbilt (but how many Alvas can there be?), but Jennie has an intriguing story and presence of her own. I found myself more ...more
I was eager to read Stephanie Barron's historical fiction novel That Churchill Woman. Some years ago I had read several of Barron's Jane Austen mysteries and enjoyed them. I had read about Jennie Churchill in books about her famous son Winston Churchill and I had seen a television series about her life. I was pleased when I won an ARC on Goodreads.
I have read 188 pages of the 381-page book. I am going to be setting it aside for now.
Jennie's marriage was at once brilliant and a failure, Jennie s ...more
Jennie Jerome was a rich, privileged, and unconventional New Yorker who married Lord Randolph Churchill and becomes the mother of Winston Churchill, one of the most prominent men of the twentieth century. Jennie hardly knew Randolph before agreeing to marry him, however, she was hellbent on marrying him despite her mother's misgivings. The marriage had its ups and downs, and Jennie had countless lovers. But, one particular will dominate her life in this book: Count Charles Kinsky. Their love aff ...more
It took me awhile to get through this one, but I am glad I stuck with the story. I know about Sir Winston Churchill, but was clueless when it came to his heritage. Although this is a work of fiction, there is a lot of truths being portrayed. I love to research characters I am reading about and am fascinated with the history I learned. I love having Alva Vanderbilt in the book as I just recently read “A Well-Behaved Woman”,
Thank you to NetGalley for the opportunity to read for an honest review.
I adored this book! Lady Randolff Churchill was a woman before her time. I loved reading about the society she was a part of but while still being her wild self. It’s amazing how times have changed all while staying the same.