Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Can't Wait Wednesday: The Summer I Met Jack

Can't-Wait Wednesday is hosted by Wishful Endings and helps us spotlight upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating!


The Summer I Met Jack by Michelle Gable
Pub. Date: May 29, 2018


Goodreads says, "New York Times bestselling author imagines the affair between JFK and Alicia Corning Clark - and the child they may have had. Based on a real story - in 1950, a young, beautiful Polish refugee arrives in Hyannisport, Massachusetts to work as a maid for one of the wealthiest families in America. Alicia is at once dazzled by the large and charismatic family, in particular the oldest son, a rising politician named Jack.  Alicia and Jack are soon engaged, but his domineering father forbids the marriage. And so, Alicia trades Hyannisport for Hollywood, and eventually Rome. She dates famous actors and athletes and royalty, including Gary Cooper, Kirk Douglas, and Katharine Hepburn, all the while staying close with Jack. A decade after they meet, on the eve of Jack’s inauguration as the thirty-fifth President of the United States, the two must confront what they mean to each other.  The Summer I Met Jack is based on the fascinating real life of Alicia Corning Clark, a woman who J. Edgar Hoover insisted was paid by the Kennedys to keep quiet, not only about her romance with Jack Kennedy, but also a baby they may have had together."

I love all things Kennedy, so this one immediately caught my eye. Also, I adored Michelle Gable's last novel, The Book of Summer, so I am excited to get my hands on a copy of this novel.   It would make for a great vacation read, right? What do you guys think? 

14 comments:

  1. When I first saw this book on Netgalley my immediate thought was that it looked like something you'd enjoy! I hope you do like it. It sounds fascinating.

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    1. Haha. You know my taste! Thanks for visiting, Christina!

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  2. This sounds like a perfect beach read, and I'm fascinated by the Kennedys as well!

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  3. This is a new one to me, it sounds like it will be really good too. Nice find!

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    1. Thanks, Jenea. I'm glad you like the sound of it as well. Thanks for visiting.

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  4. I agree it would. I love beachy reads especially as I am sitting at the beach.I hope you get your hands on this one and enjoy it!

    Mary Can’t Wait Wednesday

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  5. I saw this one a few days ago. Yes, I think it would be a great summer read. Love the cover - very vintage.

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    1. I'm loving the cover, too. I love a good historical beach read. Thanks for visiting, Kay.

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  6. Looks like a perfect summer read. ENJOY!

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    1. I know, right? I'm glad you agree. Thanks for dropping by, Barb.

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  7. It does look like a great vacation read!

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    1. I'm all about those historical beach reads. Thanks for visiting, Greg!

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