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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,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 th century 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 and 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 love


About the Author: Kerri Maher

Hi So great to see you on Goodreads it s such an amazing place for readers and authors to connect.I live outside of Boston, MA, with my daughter and labradoodle whose adventures I sometimes post on Instagram, along with many other writing themed posts.I am the author of THE KENNEDY DEBUTANTE and THE GIRL IN WHITE GLOVES, both of which you can see here I am working on a novel called THE PARIS BOOKSELLER, about Sylvia Beach s bookstore Shakespeare Company, which was the Paris bookshop and meeting spot for the American Lost Generation Beach was also the first to publish James Joyce s ULYSSES, after it and been banned in New York in 1921 it s a great story I m also the author of THIS IS NOT A WRITING MANUAL, under the name Kerri Majors it s an advice y memoir for young people who might want to be writers, or live a creative life and it s full of commiseration and practical tips.What seems like another lifetime ago, I was a professor of writing, and the founder of the award winning literary journal YARN I also have an MFA from Columbia University.Thanks again for stopping by I hope to see you here and on Instagram Kerri



10 thoughts on “The Kennedy Debutante

  1. Miranda Reads Miranda Reads says:

    I can see I m going to have my hands full with you, he said I ll see to it, sirKathleen 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 begins And now, as she s entering her debutante years, Kick finally has a chance to become her own person, find her own love and above all escape


  2. Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader says:

    4 big stars to The Kennedy Debutante I recently listened to an audiobook about Rosemary Kennedy, and ever since, my interest has been piqued about Kick Kennedy s short life Why didn t I knowabout 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 a


  3. Cindy Burnett Cindy Burnett 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 famous men Maher masterfully unveils Kick s complex story interweaving details of her s


  4. Marialyce Marialyce says:

    3 wished I had liked itstarsMy 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 Ambassador to the Royal Court of St James, Kick went to London with her family where she met a man she was to love and her life took a sad but inevitable turn.In the


  5. Cheri Cheri says:

    NOW AVAILABLE 4.5 StarsLong ago it must beI have a photographPreserve your memoriesThey re all that s left youOld Friends Bookends Theme, Simon Garfunkel, Songwriters Paul SimonIt 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 will have a great effect on everything I do from her inKick Kennedy, 18 September 1939A young Ka


  6. Katie B Katie B says:

    3.5 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 go


  7. Juli Juli 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 behavior of the Kennedy clan can be quite 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


  8. Stephanie Anze Stephanie Anze says:

    Kathleen has it all money, a comfortable life, privilege, and a high status all due to her family name Kathleen is a Kennedy When her father, Joseph P Kennedy, is appointed US ambassador, the Kennedy clan moves to London Kick as Kathleen is mostly called is introduced as a debutante into British high society Soon Kick is mingling in dances, attending races, doing charity work and meeting new friends in London When she in intr


  9. ☮Karen ☮Karen says:

    3.5 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 Then there was John Jr and his wife, and I m purposely leaving out the other grandchildren and great grandchild


  10. Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede 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 is one of the lesser known Kennedys Her life and death have been overshadowed by her famous brothers Kick s life was cut short, but she managed much during her short life However, much came at a great cost In the 1930s, her fathe


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