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 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 remarkab...

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Title:That Churchill Woman
Author:Stephanie Barron
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:1524799564
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:400 pages pages

That Churchill Woman Reviews

  • Tammy
    Jan 19, 2019
    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 t...
  • Marialyce
    Dec 30, 2018
    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 prom...
  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    Sep 25, 2018
    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 hellbe...
  • Laurel
    Jan 07, 2019
    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 an...
  • Lois
    Apr 19, 2019
    Jennie Jerome was born into luxury to an American family. Arriving in Victorian England, she meets and marries Lord Randolph Churchill. Jennie forges her own path while enduring an unhappy marriage. She devotes much of her time; however, to further her husband's career in Parliament. T...
  • RivkaBelle
    Feb 24, 2019
    The glitz and glamour, the gilding of the age ... there?s a grace and elegance to this era of history. But there?s also a gritty, ruthless side. One thing I?ve been gleaning from the biographical novels I?ve been reading is that there was a cost to everything, for everything. ...
  • Christina (Confessions of a Book Addict)
    Feb 14, 2019
    Jennie Jerome comes from a wealthy American family during the Gilded Age and it was very common for many women during the time period to travel to England to obtain an aristocratic husband. Except Jennie isn't your usual American wallflower. She's energetic, she's opinionated, she's in...
  • Phoebe
    Apr 24, 2019
    This fictionalized account of Jennie Churchill's life was so well written--Barron does dialogue beautifully--but I struggled to get through it. It would have been better as a straight biography, because Churchill lived at a tumultuous and interesting time, and the messy details of her ...
  • Erin
    Sep 25, 2018
    Find this and other reviews at: http://historicalfictionreader.blogsp... The ?Dollar Princesses? are experiencing a surge of popularity and I can?t say I?m upset to see it. In a blatant exchange of cash for class, these women crossed the Atlantic to marry into the old-world ...
  • Jo
    Mar 17, 2019
    That Churchill Woman by Stephanie Barron Wealthy, privileged, and fiercely independent New Yorker Jennie Jerome took Victorian England by storm when she landed on its shores. The most famous of the Dollar Princesses, American women who married into British aristocracy. Their hu...
  • Diane S ☔
    Mar 21, 2019
    A soap opera telling of a women who is known for bearing Winston Churchill. Switching times, descriptions of the dissolute life of the upper classes, constant descriptions of clothing, there wasn't much depth. Just couldn't maintain interest, and I never felt connected to these charact...
  • Christi Dukes
    Apr 01, 2019
    Really liked this! Probably more like a 3.5 rating, but did not want to short how much I enjoyed it. I am going to read "Jennie" by Ralph G. Martin next! ...
  • Margaret Sullivan
    Apr 22, 2019
    The Belle Epoque and Edwardian eras are my second-favorite historical periods after the Georgian/Regency period. Not just for the clothes (which are glorious) but the politics and history, and the rich American "buccaneers" who married impoverished British aristocracy is an endlessly f...
  • Kimberly Mussell
    Oct 20, 2018
    It took me awhile to get through this one, but I am glad I stuck with the story. I know about Sir Winston Churchill, but was clueless when it came to his heritage. Although this is a work of fiction, there is a lot of truths being portrayed. I love to research characters I am reading a...
  • Jess
    Mar 28, 2019
    This took me a minute to get into, but I ended up enjoying it a lot. I am a sucker for stories of people who stay in difficult marriages and find ways to make them work in other ways. I am also a sucker for tortured love stories, and the one told here is definitely that. I'd sort o...
  • Cait
    Apr 03, 2019
    Co-signing Jess's review that what I really want after reading this is a biography of Jennie Churchill. ...
  • Christina
    Dec 31, 2018
    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 de...
  • Miss M
    Mar 01, 2019
    Dreadful. ...
  • Suries
    Mar 26, 2019
    Interesting bit of historical fiction, I especially like reading about the Gilded Age. However, this novel often read more like a well researched term paper than a work of fiction. The author seemed to have included every historical detail she had researched and at times it seemed forc...
  • Scott Bartis
    Oct 27, 2018
    Thank you Netgalley for sharing ?That Churchill Woman? with me in exchange for an honest review. I was drawn to ?That Churchill Woman? because of my deep fascination with all things Winston. From these readings I had a general idea about the more scandalous aspects of her life...
  • Annette
    Oct 01, 2018
    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 th...
  • v
    Feb 20, 2019
    Thank you Random House for this free copy to review! Jennie Jerome was one of those young American socialites that inspired Edith Wharton's novel, The Buccaneers. Born to wealthy parents that took her abroad to Paris, Jenny attracted the attention of many young noblemen due to her s...
  • Kathleen Gray
    Jan 19, 2019
    If you aren't familiar with the life of Jennie Jerome Churchill, this is a very good place to start. Well researched and written, it's the story of probably the most famous of the Dollar Princesses- American women who married into the British aristocracy bringing along the funds to sav...
  • Michelle
    Mar 25, 2019
    Historical fiction about Jennie Churchill. Early in this story someone refers to Jennie as ?not faithful to her husband but always loyal?. That quote would come to sum up this character very well. Jennie married Randall Churchill at 20. It was only after marrying him that she ac...
  • Nancy
    Apr 03, 2019
    I was eager to read Stephanie Barron's historical fiction novel That Churchill Woman. Some years ago I had read several of Barron's Jane Austen mysteries and enjoyed them. I had read about Jennie Churchill in books about her famous son Winston Churchill and I had seen a television seri...
  • Kaycee
    Jan 11, 2019
    Behind every great man is a great woman, is a phrase we often hear. This novel gives us a glimpse into the life of one of those great women, Jennie Jerome/Lady Randolph Churchill, Winston Churchills mother. The novel paints a portrait of the bulk of Jennie's life. There are flashbacks ...
  • Cynthia
    Nov 16, 2018
    I was excited to see this book, and I really wanted to like it. The book is well researched, but it has no soul. Despite a deftly crafted beginning, the author just didn't grab my attention and hold it. The narrative flipped around abruptly. Just when you thought you'd finally find som...
  • Magic History
    Oct 19, 2018
    That Churchill Woman by Stephanie Barron is a bit of a slog ? unless you enjoy reading multitudinous descriptions of nineteenth century clothing and all about the upper crust of Britain. It?s the story of Churchill?s mother, American Jennie Jerome, who moves to England and marri...
  • Literary Soirée
    May 07, 2019
    This gorgeous novelized biography of Jennie Churchill presents a new view of Winston?s American-born mother that drew me from the start. Written in lush language that holds the reader as close as a lover, it reveals a woman who is not the tart who slept with 200 men and shamelessl...
  • Lynn Horton
    Mar 11, 2019
    I really enjoy Stephanie Barron's historical fiction novels, but this manuscript fell flat for me. In part, I feel as if historic biopics are unfair to their protagonists, even though I realize that Jennie Jerome/Churchill is public domain at this point. The story's speculation, which ...