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

  • Nancy
    Oct 18, 2018
    I was totally mesmerized by Stephanie Barron's portrait of Jennie Churchill. It is easy for 21st Century women to get so engrossed in our own social politics that we forget the demands and challenges that women like Jennie Jerome Churchill faced. This book pulled me in to the social po...
  • 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...
  • Cara
    Mar 18, 2019
    I read some of Stephanie Barron?s fictional Jane Austen stories and I liked them very much. I really didn?t care for this one. ...
  • 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
    3.5 stars - a fascinating glimpse into the life of Jennie Jerome Churchill, Winston Churchill's mother. Although her life wasn't as captivating as say, Alva Vanderbilt, she still lead an unconventional life for the time period. My only complaint about the novel was that it was slow at ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Reina Williams
    Feb 28, 2019
    2.5 stars rounded up to 3 Barron's Jane Austen Mysteries series is one I've enjoyed and admired, so when I heard about this--and it got glowing reviews from trusted bloggers--it shot to the top of my to-read list. However, despite the quality of Barron's prose, That Churchill Woman wa...
  • 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. ...
  • Darla
    Dec 29, 2018
    A novel that pairs a favorite author with a fascinating subject? Yes, please! Having Millard's "Hero of the Empire" in mind made this book all the more compelling. Barron did extensive research and it shows in her treatment of the subject. Having glimpses of Jennie's childhood illumina...
  • 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...
  • Janilyn Kocher
    Dec 19, 2018
    Barron depicts the life of Jennie Churchill in this latest historical fiction novel. Jennie led a racy and unconventional lifestyle for a member of nineteenth century peerage in England. Although her son, Winston, overshadows her, Jennie had a much talked about life, long before her so...
  • Taylor Hicks Gardner
    Mar 15, 2019
    I adored this book! Lady Randolff Churchill was a woman before her time. I loved reading about the society she was a part of but while still being her wild self. It?s amazing how times have changed all while staying the same. ...
  • 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...
  • Julie
    Nov 21, 2018
    For me, this was Historical Fiction at its finest! In ?That Churchill Woman? the author, Stephanie Barron, takes a specific time in history and then colors the details in with fiction to create a fascinating story. It is a story that is rich in history and engaging in its fiction. ...
  • Samantha Farley
    Feb 24, 2019
    This was a wonderfully rich story about a woman who put duty and her son's career above her own personal happiness. This story, at times, weaves back and forth between post-war America and Victorian England before the big Buccaneer boom. It does somewhat shape how we view Jennie Church...
  • 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 ...
  • Suzanne
    Dec 24, 2018
    I received an Advanced Readers Copy of That Churchill Woman by Stephanie Barron from Goodreads Giveaways. I enjoy reading historical fiction. That Churchill Woman did not disappoint. Great research. Fascinating history lesson. This books tells the story of Jennie Jerome. She is an...
  • Nancy Mijangos
    Dec 17, 2018
    I received an ARC of this novel from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Very interesting novel about Jennie Churchill. It was both an inspiring novel about a strong, independent woman and a heartbreaking tale of self-indulgence at the expense of her sons. ...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...