From Marie Benedict, the New York Times bestselling author of The Only Woman in the Room! An incredible novel that focuses on one of the people who had the most influence during World War I and World War II: Clementine Churchill.
In 1909, Clementine steps off a train with her new husband, Winston. An angry woman emerges from the crowd to attack, shoving him in the direction of an oncoming train. Just before he stumbles, Clementine grabs him by his suit jacket. This will not be the last time Clementine Churchill will save her husband.
Lady Clementine is the ferocious story of the ambitious woman beside Winston Churchill, the story of a partner who did not flinch through the sweeping darkness of war, and who would not surrender either to expectations or to enemies.
Also by Marie Benedict:
The Only Woman in the Room
The Other Einstein
This book has been burning a hole in my bookshelf. I received it at Book Expo 2019 but have not had time to pick it up. Marie Benedict has become one of my favorite authors. She always chooses a strong woman from history to focus on. This time she chose Winston Churchill’s wife, Clementine.
Clementine was an amazing lady. She definitely was a force to be reckoned with, especially where Winston was concerned. She was a huge part of his decision making. Plus, she was also his speech analyst. She undeniably bucked him up when he needed it.
I adore a book which teaches me something I did not know. And almost all of Marie Benedict’s books do this. Now, is this book perfect…no. There are several places where the daily tasks were just mundane. So, this is not my favorite Marie Benedict book. But, it is still not to be missed. Clementine was a minor character in history. I virtually knew nothing about her. But, boy…she had a huge influence on the world today.
When I saw her speak at a luncheon, she was excellent, but pretty much told us the whole book. I kind of feel bad about it, but I put it on my read shelf (although I didn’t count it in Goodreads as read). Too many books, too little time ya know? 🙂
I would love to pick her brain! She does excellent research. AND I have so many books just waiting on me to retire!
A wonderful review, Reeca! I love a book with a strong female character, especially when the character is right out of history.
Thank you! And I totally agree…nothing makes a book like a strong female character
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