Lindas Book Obsession Review of “The Kennedy Debutante” by @Kerri Maher Berkley Publishing Group October, 2018
Kerri Maher, Author of “The Kennedy Debutante has vividly described the “Golden World” of the Kennedys in this enchanting, dramatic, romantic, endearing, captivating, intense and riveting novel. The Genres for this novel are Historical Fiction, Fiction, Women’s Fiction, with a touch of Romance. The timeline for this novel starts in London in 1938, and is also in the United States, Spain and other European countries during the pre-war and war. The story goes to the past only when it pertains to the characters or events.
Kerri Maher describes her colorful cast of characters as complicated and complex. Kathleen “KICK” Kennedy makes her debut in England the year that her father is the Ambassador to London. Kick is the absolute darling , extremely sought after among the popular set. She also has the responsibilities of watching out for her older sister, Rosemary, who has some problems. Some of my favorite parts in this novel are the interaction among the Kennedy clan. It is fun watching the interaction with Joe and John, her brothers. Kick’s mother is a stern and dominant force in her life.
The Kennedys are Roman Catholic, and that causes conflict for Kick when she falls in love with Billy Harrington, the future Duke of Devonshire, who comes from a Protestant family. Kick is regarded as the rebellious sister but she questions her loyalty to her family or the man she loves.I would highly recommend this entertaining and enjoyable Historical novel for those readers that enjoy reading about the Kennedys, and the start of World War Two. I received an ARC from NetGalley for my honest review.