Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Kennedy Debutante by Kerri Maher

Not much is known about this sibling of Kennedy Clan. Her name's Kathleen Kennedy who insisted on her name "Kick".  This is a fictionalized account of her life.  This novel starts in 1938 until 1944 in London and NYC due to the fact her father was an appointed Ambassador. 
I wanted to learn more about her despite of her short life since she wasn't as famous as her siblings like Jack and John.  The story tells of loyalty, family,  high society, love, and religion. However, the first part of the book just dragged on with the detailss of the parties and trips. It's a meticulous detailed historical novel which I know many of you would enjoy.  Don't get me wrong, I'm a major history nerd! I just felt Kerri Maher's writing lacked emotional depth is what I'm trying to get at.  I couldn't connect well with the characters in the book as I had hoped at the begining. 
However, the second half improved to help me read further along.  At the end, my heart ached for Kick..
This book was not for me but I'm sure it would for others.  I'll give it a 3.5 stars. Since this is the writer's debut book, I'm going to give her next novel a try.
I won this ARC from Penguin Random House through First to Read for exchange for my unbiased and honest review. Thank you!

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