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The Kennedy debutante

by Maher, Kerri,

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 18 Libraries 18 of 22 copies
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Baldwin Borough Library Fiction MAH
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CLP - Allegheny Regional Fiction FICTION Maher
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CLP - Brookline Fiction FICTION Maher
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Fiction Collection FICTION Maher
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Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Fiction FIC MAHER
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Community Library of Castle Shannon Fiction Fic Maher
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Fiction FIC MAH
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Moon Township Public Library New Books F MAHER Kerri
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Fiction MAHER Kerr
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Northern Tier Regional Library Fiction FIC MAHER
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Oakmont Carnegie Library Fiction MAH
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Robinson Library Fiction FIC MAHER
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Summary
London, 1938. Kathleen 'Kick' Kennedy moves in rarefied circles, rubbing elbows with some of the 20th century's most powerful figures. Eager to escape the watchful eye of her strict mother and the antics of her older brothers, Jack and Joe, Kick is ready to strike out on her own and is soon swept off her feet by Billy Hartington, the future Duke of Devonshire. But their love is forbidden, as Kick's devout Catholic family and Billy's staunchly Protestant one would never approve their match. When war breaks, she will have to decide where her true loyalties lie - with family or with love.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Maher's absorbing debut traces six years in the life of Kathleen Kick Kennedy, the lesser-known sister of JFK and his other famous siblings. The novel opens in 1938 as 18-year-old Kick, living in London while her father is ambassador to Britain, makes her debut before the queen. Soon afterwards, she meets Billy Hartington, handsome heir to a dukedom and unfortunately for the devoutly Catholic Kick a staunch Protestant. The story follows the twists and turns of Kick and Billy's courtship, including the convincingly portrayed complications of a marriage between an Anglican and a Catholic, along with the buildup to the second World War and the complicated Kennedy-family dynamics. In Kick, Maher has created a likable, occasionally naïve heroine who will intrigue readers who might be unfamiliar with this member of the Kennedy clan. While the book's closing chapters will necessitate tissues, and readers familiar with Kick's fate will find the ending bittersweet, this is an engrossing tale of the importance of family, faith, and love in the life of one remarkable woman.--Martha Waters Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Maher's assured debut, set against the backdrop of World War II, explores the life of JFK's younger sister Kathleen "Kick" Kennedy. In 1938, 18-year-old Kick is new to London, where her father serves as the U.S. ambassador. Her natural charm and intelligence quickly draw a loyal group of friends as well as the attention of the future Duke of Devonshire, the charming Billy Hartington, but their incompatible religious beliefs prove to be a roadblock. Just before Germany's blitz on London, Kick's family is forced to flee to America, but she wholeheartedly seeks a way to marry Billy without compromising her faith or the support of her close-knit family. Maher ably captures the charmed life of the vivacious, multifaceted Kick, who is equally at home amid the glitz and glamour of the 1930s London party scene and providing comfort for wounded soldiers. This immersive, rich portrait of a complex young woman from one of the world's most famous families will hold readers in thrall. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Subjects Kennedy, Kathleen, -- 1920-1948 -- Fiction.
Kennedy family -- Fiction.
Socialites -- United States -- Fiction.
Aristocracy (Social class) -- Great Britain -- Fiction.
Americans -- England -- London -- Fiction.
Catholics -- England -- Fiction.
Presidents -- United States -- Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Publisher New York :2018
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description viii, 374 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9780451492043
0451492048
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