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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. 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 avoid scandal and hidden away for the rest of her life Another dead in Europe before her time separated from her family because she defied her father Two sons shot to death One son getting away with murder after letting a girl drown in his car at Chappauiddick It s not a golden storybut a really dark and sad one And all for ambition power and greed Seems such a wasteAfter listening to an audio book about the life and lobotomizing of Rosemary Kennedy earlier this year I wanted to learn about her sister Kathleen Kick Kennedy so I snapped up this book Kick grew up in privilege enjoying Europe in the 1930 s when her father was an ambassador and becoming a bright beautiful debutante Much was expected of her by her parents They had ambitions for their family and expected Kick to tow the line She didn t She fell in love with an Englishman that her family did not approve of Kick defied her family choosing love over duty to her parents ambitions Her choices had conseuences Although I found the Kick s story disturbing and sad the book is well written and filled in some gaps in my knowledge of her life and experiences This is Kerri Maher s debut novel I will definitely be looking for by this new author This book was informative obviously well researched and very interesting I think I need to lay off books about the Kennedy family for awhile though It s just too muchwith nothing really hopeful or uplifting coming out of any of it Sad No reflection on Maher s book the book is excellent Great debut novel Just thoughts about the family and all the destruction that came in the wake of extreme ambition Power corrupts I voluntarily read a review copy of this book from Berkley Publishing via NetGalley All opinions expressed are entirely my own

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The Kennedy Debutante

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

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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. 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 really struggled for a big portion of the bookThe Kennedy family has moved to London in the late 1930s because Joe Sr has accepted the position of ambassador Kathleen aka Kick and her older sister Rosemary are introduced to London society and soon Kick meets Billy Hartington who is in line to be the next Duke of Devonshire While Kick and Billy fall in love they know their families will disapprove as the Kennedy family is Catholic and the Hartingtons are Protestant Kick is sent back to the United States because of the war but Billy is never far from her mind But will her family and religion get in the way of her happinessI think the biggest problem I had with the book was for a very long time I just had this empty feeling while reading Yes the author did a good job with injecting historical facts into the story but it felt like it came at the expense of good storytelling I just wish it hadn t taken so long before I felt an emotional connection to Kick For me the real heart of the story is in the last 100 pages or so as it felt like the focus was on what the characters were feeling rather than boring society stuff that was so present for most of the book I would recommend this book if you have an interest in the Kennedy family but if you are just looking for any historical fiction read I think there are compelling ones out thereThank you to First to Read for the opportunity to read an advance digital copy I was under no obligation to post a review and all views expressed are my honest opinion


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 be

  2. says:

    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 ambas

  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 fam

  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 Ambassad

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    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 wil

  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 behavi

  8. says:

    Kathleen has it all money a comfortable life privilege and a high status all due to her family name Kathleen is

  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 T

  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 for a long time Kick the next oldest daughter of Joe and Rose Kennedy