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
I received an Advanced Readers Copy of That Churchill Woman by Stephanie Barron from Goodreads Giveaways.
I enjoy reading historical fiction. That Churchill Woman did not disappoint. Great research. Fascinating history lesson.
This books tells the story of Jennie Jerome. She is an American woman who married Randolph Churchill. Not knowing at the time that he preferred men. They are the parents of Winston Churchill.
That Churchill Woman gives us insight to many famous and infamous people from the ...more
The story starts in 1883, England. Jennie Churchill is a guest at Sandringham estate, which belongs to Bertie, the Prince of Wales. There, she meets Count Charles Kinsky, a knight of the Holy Roman Empire. He becomes one of her many lovers.
The story alternates in time, including the time when she meets her husband and her childhood in NYC and Newport.
In 1873 on the Isle of Wight, a 19 year old Jennie Jerome meets Lord Randolph Spencer-Churchill, 24 years old, at the Regatta Week races. At their ...more
3.5 stars - a fascinating glimpse into the life of Jennie Jerome Churchill, Winston Churchill's mother. Although her life wasn't as captivating as say, Alva Vanderbilt, she still lead an unconventional life for the time period. My only complaint about the novel was that it was slow at times without much moving it forward. What made me continue with the story were the characters and their interesting lives. Full review to come.
Behind every great man is a great woman without whom he would not succeed. This is the story of one of those women, Jennie Jerome, the mother of Winston Churchill who, for a time almost singlehandedly, fended off the Nazi invasion of Britain when the rest of Europe had fallen and America had yet to enter World War II. While it's technically historical fiction, author Stephanie Barron appears to have extensively researched by her subject and the time period to create an accurate (if fictionalized ...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
I was excited to see this book, and I really wanted to like it. The book is well researched, but it has no soul. Despite a deftly crafted beginning, the author just didn't grab my attention and hold it. The narrative flipped around abruptly. Just when you thought you'd finally find some authenticity in the characters, the scene ended and you'd find yourself elsewhere. The scenes involving young Winston Churchill were well written, but the main character of his mother never evolved to the point w ...more
If you enjoyed Circling the Sun or The Paris Wife you should enjoy this book as well. Lady Randolph Churchill’s life was nothing if not interesting. She knew which societal rules to follow and which to ignore. This story definitely made me want to know more about her complicated life.
For me, this was Historical Fiction at its finest! In “That Churchill Woman” the author, Stephanie Barron, takes a specific time in history and then colors the details in with fiction to create a fascinating story. It is a story that is rich in history and engaging in its fiction. I always know that I have read a great historical fiction novel when I am searching at the end of the book for the author’s references and where I can read more of the story! This was exactly one of those books! “That ...more