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Lady Clementine I have to tell you that I did not like this book at all If I ever had any interest in Clementine Churchill this book has effectively killed it It s too bad because apparently she did do some good work during the War but this book just pounds away at giving her all the credit for Winston Churchill s success I don t buy it They probably did have a supportive relationship but I don t accept that she wrote most of his speeches and made most of his decisions I just don t think he would have bee I have to tell you that I did not like this book at all If I ever had any interest in Clementine Churchill this book has effectively killed it It s too bad because apparently she did do some good work during the War but this book just pounds away at giving her all the credit for Winston Churchill s success I don t buy it They probably did have a supportive relationship but I don t accept that she wrote most of his speeches and made most of his decisions I just don t think he would have been nothing without her Clementine apparently had a difficult childhood Her single mother wasinterested in herself and her love affairs than her children Her father s identity was unclear Clementine learned nothing from her mother s lack of interest She displayed almost no attention to her children and left them to the nannies reasoning that the nannies would provide for them better She was probably right She devoted all her attention and devotion to Winston and taking all the credit for the work he did It was a difficult time for women where they couldn t perform on their own I think she would have loved to be Margaret Thatcher I have read in other places that she was shy and retiring but in this book she craved the attention and wanted the credit She also suffered from depression and would take off for months on her own to recuperate She once almost had an affair but the man turned out to be gay so that didn t work At the end of this book, I neither liked Clementine or the author I think she was trying to fit a character from another age into the standards of today That doesn t work People are a product of their times It s like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole That sums up this book for me It didn t work and I don t believe it Thanks to NetGalley for a copy of this book in exchange for a fair review Lady Clementine is the story of Clementine Churchill, wife of Winston Just after she married him, she has to pull him off the train tracks where he s been shoved by angry woman Clementine is a force throughout her marriage to Winston, never backing down and always fiercely protecting her husband.As a recent new fan of The Crown, I loved learningabout this fascinating woman His equal in many ways, I was most intrigued by her spirit Having not read any hist fic focused directly on the Ch Lady Clementine is the story of Clementine Churchill, wife of Winston Just after she married him, she has to pull him off the train tracks where he s been shoved by angry woman Clementine is a force throughout her marriage to Winston, never backing down and always fiercely protecting her husband.As a recent new fan of The Crown, I loved learningabout this fascinating woman His equal in many ways, I was most intrigued by her spirit Having not read any hist fic focused directly on the Churchill family, I enjoyed and was enlightened by this account of their ups and downs.I received a complimentary copy from the publisher Many of my reviews can also be found on instagram www.instagram.com tarheelreader New 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 , Clementine Churchill 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 Saves Her HusbandLady Clementine Is The Ferocious Story Of The Brilliant And 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 Thanks to NetGalley, Sourcebooks and Marie Benedict for my copy of her new book Lady Clementine.In 1908, Clementine Hozier married Winston Churchill and it s the start of one of history s greatest unions Clementine was expected to be a Winston s wife, a mother to his future children and support his political career Clementine Churchill wasthan the wife of England s most powerful men, she was his friend, his confidant, his greatest supporter and together they made a formidable couple.Not Thanks to NetGalley, Sourcebooks and Marie Benedict for my copy of her new book Lady Clementine.In 1908, Clementine Hozier married Winston Churchill and it s the start of one of history s greatest unions Clementine was expected to be a Winston s wife, a mother to his future children and support his political career Clementine Churchill wasthan the wife of England s most powerful men, she was his friend, his confidant, his greatest supporter and together they made a formidable couple.Not long into their marriage, Clementine saved Winston s political career after the his idea to attack The Dardanelles during WW I was an utter disaster, he was a demoted from the admiralty, she though of a way for Winston to redeem himself and it worked Her life wasn t an easy one, she had troubled childhood, her marriage to Winston was at times hard, trying to be a good mother to her five children, while being a busy politicians wife and of course living in England during the two world wars was difficult.Both she and Winston had issues with The Black Dog as they called depression back then, the pressure of being in the public eye, loss of a child, juggling so many different roles and WW II This took it s toll on both of the Churchill s mental health and of course their marriage.Clementine was a very strong woman, she was smart and she was determined that her husband s time as England s Prime Minister was a success During WW II, not only was she her husband sounding board for his famous speeches, she encouraged him to change the wording, Winston used big complicated words and the average English working class person wouldn t understand what he meant Clementine, put her husband first, she struggled with terrible guilt regarding the lack of time she spent with her children while they were growing up and her life wasn t easy But she was dedicated to her husband, she loved him, she supported her country and it s people She went out herself to witness the terrible damage the German bombs had done to London, she noticed the bomb shelters had issues, she discovered while they did protect women and children from harm They lacked basic things, like somewhere for families to sleep, decent toilet facilities and she made changes She was involved with the Red Cross, she also added her name to the fire spotters list, at night they sat on roofs of buildings for 8 hours shifts watching with binoculars fixed on the sky, they reported incoming German planes and also if any fires had started Mrs Churchill was also was an excellent hostess, she made do with what food was available due to rationing and she remembered the famous dinner guests favorite dishes.Lady Clementine, is a story about a strong, brilliant, ambitious woman who stood beside her husband, during England s darkest hour and in her own way she helped her country defeat the Germans I received a complimentary copy of this book, opinions expressed in this review are my own, I gave Lady Clementine 5 stars and I really enjoyed the book.I have shared my review on Goodreads, Twitter, NetGalley, Edelweiss, Kobo, Australianand my blog.https karrenreadsbooks.blogspot.com Marie Benedict enjoys introducing her readers to women who in their own right led interesting lives beside the prominent men of the time Her latest historical fiction features, Clementine Churchill 1885 1977 , a formidable woman who spent her adult life building, supporting, and at times challenging her husband, Sir Winston Churchill, in politics Marie Benedict does not shy away from the ups and downs of the Churchills in both their personal and private lives Through two world wars and the ar Marie Benedict enjoys introducing her readers to women who in their own right led interesting lives beside the prominent men of the time Her latest historical fiction features, Clementine Churchill 1885 1977 , a formidable woman who spent her adult life building, supporting, and at times challenging her husband, Sir Winston Churchill, in politics Marie Benedict does not shy away from the ups and downs of the Churchills in both their personal and private lives Through two world wars and the arrival of five children, Clementine and Winston were devoted to their country and the British people My paternal grandfather was a fan of Churchill s and due to the many books in his library, including one that details the thousands of letters that Pug and Cat wrote to each other, Marie Benedict has certainly conveyed the love and respect they held for one another As I read an ARC, the author s note wasn t included, however, I did some research online and based on what I found, many aspects of MB s narrative seem to be true won t be specific as it could be considered spoliers I enjoyed the novel and read it one sitting, I felt that Benedict makes the couple most realistic in the scenes where it s just the two of them I think we particularly in the Commonwealth countries often overlook the wives of our Prime Ministers or at least that is my personal observation when comparing it to the roles of First Lady in the US In 2015, Clementine was given her own biography written by Sonia Purnell which I will try and find at my secondhand store Thanks to Netgalley and SOURCEBOOKS Landmark for an e ARC in exchange for an honest review Goodreads review published 05 01 20 Publication Date 07 01 20 I have read the biographies of Clementine Churchill 1885 1977 But this historical fiction brings this formidable woman to life.The book is well written and researched Winston and Clemmie were a definite power couple She must have been an amazing woman to deal with the ups and downs of Winston, bear five children, manage a large household on a shoestring budget and deal with a constant stream of angry people left in Winston s wake I am a huge fan of Winston Churchill and with Clemmie being I have read the biographies of Clementine Churchill 1885 1977 But this historical fiction brings this formidable woman to life.The book is well written and researched Winston and Clemmie were a definite power couple She must have been an amazing woman to deal with the ups and downs of Winston, bear five children, manage a large household on a shoestring budget and deal with a constant stream of angry people left in Winston s wake I am a huge fan of Winston Churchill and with Clemmie being a key part of it, I have acquired a great deal of information about her over the years I am sure the book was not written with someone like me in mind, but I thoroughly enjoyed examining how Benedict wove the history with the fiction I think that Clemmie would have been a great politician and maybe even an exceptional prime minister If you are looking for something a bit different, give this book a try.I read this as an audiobook downloaded from Audible The book is ten hours and forty five minutes Elizabeth Sastre does a good job narrating the book This is my first experience listening to Sastre Sastre is an English actress and audiobook narrator Clementine Hozier Churchill 1885 1977 was a woman of great intelligence, who had skillfully influenced her husband s political career London, 1908 Clementine Hozier attracts attention of Winston Churchill by her intellect and responsiveness He is very impressed with her, stating, you listen, understand, and engage with the important issues of our day After five months of courtship he proposes.She quickly realizes that if she wants to play a meaningful part in his life, she must become i Clementine Hozier Churchill 1885 1977 was a woman of great intelligence, who had skillfully influenced her husband s political career London, 1908 Clementine Hozier attracts attention of Winston Churchill by her intellect and responsiveness He is very impressed with her, stating, you listen, understand, and engage with the important issues of our day After five months of courtship he proposes.She quickly realizes that if she wants to play a meaningful part in his life, she must become involved in his political world, which naturally fits her And Winston encourages her to take a charge no matter how unusual the issue is, specifically if it s fit for a woman.On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro Hungarian throne, gets shot in Serbia The brewing war is now inevitable.The strategic plan of Dardanelles to cut off Turkey from helping Germans fails.Winston Churchill is dismissed from his position of lord admiral.Since he can t command the war from afar, he decides to join the men in the trenches and fight alongside them.And she on the other hand, plunges into repairing her husband s damage by meeting with governmental figures and making other engagements, anything to bring him back in favor.From the trenches, he rises to the position of minister of munitions, then ascending to secretary of state for war and air.When Winston falls out of favor again, Hitler gains his momentum Hitler has mustered the forces he s secretly assembled to conquer and lay waste to Poland Hitler thumbed his nose at England by blatantly invading Poland Later as a wife of Prime Minister, she receives criticism which she uses as fuel She turns it around and uses as positive ammunition, involving women in the war in a meaningful way, by convincing her husband to hire women in supportive, administrative, and manufacturing capacities The story entails major events, making the pace fast It gives a glimpse at brewing relationships among European countries then Nazi Germany annexation of Austria, and then invasion of Poland ultimately leading to WWII It s an interesting glimpse from British perspective of slow reaction of then current PM Chamberlain and later the efforts of new PM and his wife to woo the Americans into the war, to help end it.This book paints a portrait of a very strong woman, who knows how to tackle man s world She is a woman to reckon with But she struggles as a mother Motherhood gives heranxiety than the challenges thrown at her by men And still where she feels most comfortable, she sees room for improvement for herself While meeting Mrs Roosevelt, first she notices her out of style dress, but then what impresses Clementine the most is how Eleanor conducts herself And that s what inspires her to be even a better diplomat.Well written, with steady pace, informative, and not overwhelming, presenting a story of a commendable woman with an engaging prose.P.S Highly recommend other books by this author The Other Einstein, Carnegie s Maid, The Only Woman in the Room.Source ARC was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review Lady Clementine by Marie Benedict is a novel told in the first person by Clementine Churchill, the wife of Winston Churchill It seems very bold for the author to speak for Lady Clementine However, the writing is so believable at times it readlike an autobiography instead of a novel It is apparent that in depth research went into the writing of this very interesting story of a complex woman Clementine Churchill, through her close relationship with her husband, was one of the most influ Lady Clementine by Marie Benedict is a novel told in the first person by Clementine Churchill, the wife of Winston Churchill It seems very bold for the author to speak for Lady Clementine However, the writing is so believable at times it readlike an autobiography instead of a novel It is apparent that in depth research went into the writing of this very interesting story of a complex woman Clementine Churchill, through her close relationship with her husband, was one of the most influential behind the scenes people during World War I and World War II It was rare for Winston to give a speech without her editing and approval She tried to ensure his speeches spoke to all British citizens, not just those with an education She was a fierce proponent of Women s Suffrage and also was not afraid to make her own mark on the world without Winston s invitation.Lady Clementine s biggest failure seemed to be parenting She was raised by a bohemian mother, and she also was not a nurturing parent She thought nothing of leaving her children in the care of nannies for long periods, including one trip for four months which left right before Christmas Her toddler daughter Marigold became terminally ill while in the care of a nanny The novel contains many disparaging statements about the three oldest children, especially her son Randolph The youngest child, Mary, was clearly her favorite, but her parenting was done by a cousin who was the child s full time nanny.Thank you to NetGalley and to Sourcebooks Landmark for my Advance Reader Copy The book will be published on January 7, 2020 5 Stars Book Club Recommended 3.5 stars, rounded upThis book is an interesting, but not engrossing, fiction of Clementine Churchill s marriage to Winston Clementine proved herself Winston s equal time and again Not afraid of speaking her mind, she was as enthused by politics as he was Benedict chooses smart women who were restrained by their times as her topics I do wish she didn t try to have her characters see their futures, whether Winston seeing himself as destined to save the world or Clemmie seeing herself as Winst 3.5 stars, rounded upThis book is an interesting, but not engrossing, fiction of Clementine Churchill s marriage to Winston Clementine proved herself Winston s equal time and again Not afraid of speaking her mind, she was as enthused by politics as he was Benedict chooses smart women who were restrained by their times as her topics I do wish she didn t try to have her characters see their futures, whether Winston seeing himself as destined to save the world or Clemmie seeing herself as Winston s rescuer I see my future with Winston unspool before me Perhaps this rescue is not meant to be my last It just came across as telling, not showing The book covers a large amount of time so we see just glimpses of Clemmie and Winston s life Maybe because of this, I didn t initially connect with them as real people The book becomescompelling once WWII starts and Winston becomes PM I was especially interested by Clemmie s push to get womeninvolved in the war effort As well as the other issues she chose to champion such as the air raid shelters I felt Benedict did a good job covering Clemmie and Winston s relationship with their children and her guilt over their parenting In fact, throughout the book, she doesn t sugarcoat the family issues The book definitely improves as it goes on I was initially disappointed with the story but by the end, found it very worthwhile I ve often said that I judge an historical fiction by how much I learned While I know a lot about Winston and England s trials during WWII, I still picked up a lot of interesting facts I always enjoy reading the author s note for historical novels so that I can get a feel how many allowances were taken But Epstein s AN was not included in my advance copy My thanks to netgalley and Sourcebooks for an advance copy of this book In September 1908, 23 year old Clementine Hozier became Mrs Winston Churchill As a powerful statesman s wife, Clementine was expected to be an intuitive and devoted woman playing a supporting role to her husband s endeavors However, Clementine Churchill would bethan just the woman behind one of history s most powerful men Through the decades of Winston s political prowess and key military roles, Clementine supported him and served as his secret weapon, saving his skin countless tim In September 1908, 23 year old Clementine Hozier became Mrs Winston Churchill As a powerful statesman s wife, Clementine was expected to be an intuitive and devoted woman playing a supporting role to her husband s endeavors However, Clementine Churchill would bethan just the woman behind one of history s most powerful men Through the decades of Winston s political prowess and key military roles, Clementine supported him and served as his secret weapon, saving his skin countless times and providing key insights into his political relations Clementine weathered two world wars and overcame the expectations of what a woman can do She never relinquished her independence or her values Lady Clementine gives a new look at one of the unsung women of history Marie Benedict, author of The Only Woman in the Room, Carnegie s Maid, and The Other Einstein, creates a compelling tale of historical fiction This book paints a realistic picture of the trials and victories of the wife of Winston Churchill and provides a personal perspective on the Churchill family

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