Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “And They Called it Camelot: A Novel of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis” by Stephanie Marie Thornton, Berkley Publishing, March 10, 2020
Stephanie Marie Thornton, Author of “And They Called it Camelot: A Novel of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis” has written a poignant, memorable, intriguing, intense, and captivating novel. The Genres for this novel are Fiction and Historical Fiction. I love the author’s style of writing and her way of vividly describing the life and events of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis. I am grateful to Berkley Publishing, BookBrowse Books and Stephanie Marie Thornton for an Early Advanced Reading Edition.
I have always been interested in Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis’s history and legacy. The author describes Jacqueline and her relationship with her mother and sister. Also discussed is her marriage to Jack Kennedy and her relationship to the Kennedys. How many women are America’s First Lady? I especially enjoyed the way Jacqueline is described as a doting and devoted Mother. Also, Jacqueline’s intelligence, artistic creativity, and fashion statements are also discussed.
The author has used “poetic license” when it comes to actually mentioning some historical dates, and many of the situations are based on “What if…..?” There is no doubt that Jacqueline had a heartbreaking and tragic life, and was able to move on, and survive. I would highly recommend this memorable novel for those readers who enjoy Historical Fiction.