That Churchill Woman

That Churchill Woman 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 Jero

  • Title: That Churchill Woman
  • Author: Stephanie Barron
  • ISBN: 1524799564
  • Page: 345
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 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 quickly becomes a London sensation adored by some, despised by others.Artistically gifted and politically shrewd, she shapes her husband s rise in Parliament and her young son s difficult passage through boyhood But as the family s influence soars, scandals explode and tragedy befalls the Churchills Jennie is inescapably drawn to the brilliant and seductive Count Charles Kinsky diplomat, skilled horse r

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    • Stephanie Barron

      Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread for information.Stephanie Barron was born Francine Stephanie Barron in Binghamton, NY in 1963, the last of six girls Her father was a retired general in the Air Force, her mother a beautiful woman who loved to dance The family spent their summers on Cape Cod, where two of the Barron girls Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread for information.Stephanie Barron was born Francine Stephanie Barron in Binghamton, NY in 1963, the last of six girls Her father was a retired general in the Air Force, her mother a beautiful woman who loved to dance The family spent their summers on Cape Cod, where two of the Barron girls now live with their families Francine s passion for Nantucket and the New England shoreline dates from her earliest memories She grew up in Washington, D.C and attended Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, a two hundred year old Catholic school for girls that shares a wall with Georgetown University Her father died of a heart attack during her freshman year In 1981, she started college at Princeton one of the most formative experiences of her life There she fenced for the club varsity team and learned to write news stories for The Daily Princetonian a hobby that led to two part time jobs as a journalist for The Miami Herald and The San Jose Mercury News Francine majored in European History, studying Napoleonic France, and won an Arthur W Mellon Foundation Fellowship in the Humanities in her senior year But the course she remembers most vividly from her time at Princeton is The Literature of Fact, taught by John McPhee, the Pulitzer Prize winning author and staff writer for The New Yorker John influenced Francine s writing than even she knows and certainly than she is able to say If there were an altar erected to the man in Colorado, she d place offerings there daily He s her personal god of craft Francine spent three years at Stanford pursuing a doctorate in history she failed to write her dissertation on the Brazilian Bar Association under authoritarianism can you blame her and left with a Masters She applied to the CIA, spent a year temping in Northern Virginia while the FBI asked inconvenient questions of everyone she had ever known, passed a polygraph test on her twenty sixth birthday, and was immediately thrown into the Career Trainee program Boot Camp for the Agency s Best and Brightest Four years as an intelligence analyst at the CIA were profoundly fulfilling, the highlights being Francine s work on the Counterterrorism Center s investigation into the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988, and sleeping on a horsehair mattress in a Spectre era casino in the middle of Bratislava Another peak moment was her chance to debrief ex President George Bush in Houston in 1993 But what she remembers most about the place are the extraordinary intelligence and dedication of most of the staff many of them women many of whom cannot be named She wrote her first book in 1992 and left the Agency a year later Fifteen books have followed, along with sundry children, dogs, and houses When she s not writing, she likes to ski, garden, needlepoint, and buy art Her phone number is definitely unlisted



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    • Did you ever hear the saying that behind every great man stands a great woman Have you ever wondered about a great man and the mother who raised him In the book, That Churchill Woman we meet the woman who was the mother of Winston Churchill, who of course would go onto great prominence as leader of England during World War 2 Jennie Jerome was her name She was a woman raised in luxury, having been born to an American family with influence and money She arrives in England and to all accounts Did y [...]


    • 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 Jenn [...]


    • 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 The [...]


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    • This latest by Stephanie Barron features complex characters that although based on the real life of Jennie Spencer Churchill, American heiress and mother of Winston Churchill, THAT CHURCHILL WOMAN is scintillating historical fiction Wow to have lived such a life As with her same deft pen used in the Jane Austen Mystery series, Barron s incomparable research is ever apparent and adds to the richness of her story After losing her sister Camille at a young age, having cheated death herself, Jenn Th [...]


    • That Churchill Woman is the story of Jennie Jerome Churchill, the mother of Winston Churchill Jennie was an American woman who married into English nobility and was quite ahead of her time I thoroughly enjoyed Jennie s story Stephanie Barron did a wonderful job bringing Jennie and that era in time to life for me


    • Beautiful, stylish and an accomplished musician, when American heiress Jennie Jerome married Lord Randolph Churchill she aligned her family with one of England s most noble families Producing an heir and a spare, her homelife was run by servants while she partied with aristocrats and royalty Lady Randolph appeared to have it all, yet like other bright shining stars in society, such as Emma Hamilton, Marie Antoinette, or Jennie s childhood friend Alva Vanderbilt, we soon discover varnish and g Be [...]


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