Stephanie Marie Thornton shares an intimate portrait of the life of Jackie O in her new novel, AND THEY CALLED IT CAMELOT (Berkley).
Few of us can claim to be the authors of our fate. Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy knows she has no other choice. With the eyes of the world watching, Jackie uses her effortless charm and keen intelligence to carve a place for herself among the men of history and weave a fairy tale for the American people, embodying a senator’s wife, a devoted mother, a First Lady—a queen in her own right.
But all reigns must come to an end. Once JFK travels to Dallas and the clock ticks down those thousand days of magic in Camelot, Jackie is forced to pick up the ruined fragments of her life and forge herself into a new identity that is all her own, that of an American legend.
I loved this novel. I enjoy reading anything about the Kennedy’s, especially Jackie. This was such a magical time in America, where love and hope were the mood of the country in juxtaposition to the war. Jackie provided a subject for all of America to rally around. Thornton creates and captures the definitive love story in her novel.
My first two novels, The Secret History: A Novel of Empress Theodora and Daughter of the Gods: A Novel of Ancient Egypt reimagine the lives of two of history’s forgotten women: Theodora of the Byzantine Empire and Pharaoh Hatshepsut.
My third and fourth books center around the women who stood behind the greatest conquerors the world has ever seen. The Tiger Queens is the story of Genghis Khan’s wife and daughters, while The Conqueror’s Wife tells of the women who both loved and hated Alexander the Great. With my love of the ancient world, I also joined the H Team to help pen a collaborative novel, Song of War: A Novel of Troy in which I put a new spin on the story of Cassandra, King Priam’s cursed seer of a daughter.
Please feel free to email me as well.
Thanks to Berkley we have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us your thoughts about Camelot. We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.
GIVEAWAY: USA only please