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  1. says:

    I can see I'm going to have my hands full with you he saidI'll see to it sir Kathleen Kick Kennedy has it all the fame the riches the glory Her life is so tied up in the Kennedy legacy that she hardly knows where they end and she be

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    4 big stars to The Kennedy Debutante ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ I recently listened to an audiobook about Rosemary Kennedy and ever since my interest has been piued about Kick Kennedy’s short life Why didn’t I know about her The Kennedy

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    5 starsI absolutely loved this book and plan to recommend it to everyone I know The Kennedy Debutante tells the story of Kathleen “Kick” Kennedy sister of John F Kennedy and Robert F Kennedy As I began reading the book I realized how little

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    3 wished I had liked it starsMy reviews can be seen here Kick Kennedy had it all She was beautiful the second daughter of Joseph and Rose Kenned

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    NOW AVAILABLE 45 Stars “Long ago it must beI have a photographPreserve your memoriesThey're all that's left you” Old Friends Bookends Theme Simon Garfunkel Songwriters Paul Simon ”It all seems like a beautiful dream Thanks a lot Daddy for giving me one of the greatest experiences anyone could have had I know it will have a great effect on everything I do from her in” Kick Kennedy 18 September 1939A young Kathleen “Kick” Kenned

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    35 starsI was so excited to get my hands on an advance copy of this because Kathleen Kennedy led an interesting life not just because she was the second oldest daughter of Joe Sr and Rose but because she had to make some

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    I inwardly cringe every time the Kennedy Family is portrayed as American royalty'' No no no Wealthy Yes Privileged Yes Powerful Without a doubt But I hate seeing them put on a pedestal Digging into the history and behavior of the Kennedy clan can be uite a disturbing experience One daughter lobotomized to avoid scandal

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    Kathleen has it all money a comfortable life privilege and a high status all due to her family name Kathleen is a Kennedy When her father Joseph P Kennedy is appointed US ambassador the Kennedy clan moves to London Kick as Kathleen is mostly called is introduced as a debutante into British high society Soon Kick is ming

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    35 starsThe Kennedy family makes for interesting story fodder that's for sure If nothing else they provide a look into surviving multiple tragedies while maintaining a pretty charmed existence Joe Sr and Rose had nine children and tragedies befell five of them six if you include Teddy's story that was mostly covered up Then there was John Jr and his wife and I'm purposely leaving out the other grandchildren and great g

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    I've long had an interest with the Kennedy family and this book about Kathleen Kick Kennedy was one that I had been looking forward to reading for a long time Kick the next oldest daughter of Joe and Rose Kennedy i

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A captivating novel following the exploits of Kathleen Kick Kennedy the forgotten and rebellious daughter of one of America's greatest political dynasties London 1938 The effervescent It girl of London society since her father was named the ambassador Kathleen Kick Kennedy moves in rarified circles rubbing satin covered elbows with some of the 20th century' I can see I m going to have my hands full with you he saidI ll see to it sir Kathleen Kick Kennedy has it all the fame the riches the glory Her life is so tied up in the Kennedy legacy that she hardly knows where they end and she begins And now as she s entering her debutante years Kick finally has a chance to become her own person find her own love and above all escape from under her mother s thumb It was the first time in ages she had felt carried away by something part of something that had nothing to do with her family and she loved it Kick falls in love with Londonand a certain Billy Hartington heir to the Duke of Devonshire Sohas he kissed you yetDeborah MitfordWhat You might be Catholic but you re not a nun But their love comes at a cost Kick is a devout Catholic and Billy is an eually devout Protestant And Kick s mother A whole other story I m not worried about God I m worried about Mother Rose Kick s mother puts all dragon mothers to shame she is nothing if not completely and utterly in control Any and all things Kennedy must first meet with her approval and her good Catholic daughter marrying a Protestant Heathen is definitely not on the list of pre approved Kennedy friendly things But think darling You don t want to ruin your excellent reputation Oh my gosh Kerri Maher really brought Kick Kennedy to life So often Kick is a mere footnote to the long extensive and outrageous Kennedy family history and I m really pleased with how Maher brought Kick out from the backgroundKick was spunky feisty and sweet The author did an excellent job with working Kick s faith into this story You don t have too many stories where the main character s religion plays such a strong and positive roleIn addition this book covers several years of Kick s life so we are really able to see her character and the others in this novel grow and develop I loved watching her grow from a spunky teen to a mature womanI do wish the Rosemary angle was expanded upon in this novel Rosemary Kick s older sister was always a little bit strange behavioral issues learning disability etcThis novel touched on what happened to Rosemary Yes you see your father s heard about a procedure that might help our dear Rosemary but we don t really see the reactions and turmoil of the other characters something that I think would really have enhanced the novelOverall really pleased with this one Loved the new take on the Kennedy family I know what love can be and I m not going to settle With thanks to Berkley Publishing for a free copy in exchange for an honest reviewAll uotes are from an uncorrected proof and are subject to change upon publicationYouTube Blog Instagram Twitter Snapchat mirandareads Happy Reading

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D Billy's staunchly Protestant one would never approve their match When war breaks like a tidal wave across her world Billy is ripped from her arms as the Kennedys are forced to return to the States Kick gets work as a journalist and joins the Red Cross to get back to England where she will have to decide where her true loyalties lie with family or with lov Kathleen has it all money a comfortable life privilege and a high status all due to her family name Kathleen is a Kennedy When her father Joseph P Kennedy is appointed US ambassador the Kennedy clan moves to London Kick as Kathleen is mostly called is introduced as a debutante into British high society Soon Kick is mingling in dances attending races doing charity work and meeting new friends in London When she in introduced to Billy Hartington Kick feels she has found than a friend but family obligations keep her from following her heart Its up to Kick to decide to follow tradition or march to the beat of her own drumRecently I read about Alice Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt s daughter and her almost forgotten life Following that same theme I very much looked forward to reading about a member about the Kennedy family that not much is known about Kathleen Kick Kennedy Kick moves to London after her father s appointment and falls in love with the city and all it has to offer She moves in circles of British high society and becomes uite popular Since her debut she has meet many new friends and then she meets Billy Hartington the future duke of Devonshire Kick becomes smitten by Billy but there is a big problem He is a Protestant while Kathleen comes from a devoutly Catholic family Any romantic relationship between them will be frowned upon especially by Kick s mother Rose As the war looms and its dangers become tangible Kick needs to decide wether or not to follow her heart I love novels that introduce me to people whose story has been forgotten While I did not love this book initally the I read the invested I became Characterizaion was done well as characters were flawed but still admirable The pace and flow worked for this novel as Kick tries to earn her independence from her restrictive mother While this story might not be uniue it was rendered in a moving mannerKathleen Kick Kennedy did live up to her name not the Kennedy name bur hers She is the second daughter in the Kennedy family the fourth child out of nine and sister to Robert John and Ted Kennedy We know their names and I am surprised that til about a few days ago I did not who she was She loved life and adventure She did try to please her family and respect the legacy She liked being a Kennedy but it put pressure on her to perform accordingly Being in love with someone outside her faith was downright wrong Catholics did not marry outside their faith and her family was proudly catholic This was a rather large offense to defy and Kick did not know if she was going to toe line Maybe not all of Kick s decisions were perfect but I have to respect her standing up for herself to her formidable family The Kennedy family has got to be the largest American political dynasty and while we know about them Kick has been almost forgotten Thanks to Maher for bringing her story into the spotlight


S most powerful figures Eager to escape the watchful eye of her strict mother Rose the antics of her older brothers Jack and Joe and the erratic behavior of her sister Rosemary Kick is ready to strike out on her own and is soon swept off her feet by Billy Hartington the future Duke of DevonshireBut their love is forbidden as Kick's devout Catholic family an 3 wished I had liked it starsMy reviews can be seen here Kick Kennedy had it all She was beautiful the second daughter of Joseph and Rose Kennedy and a life that was privileged where she wanted for very little When her father was made Ambassador to the Royal Court of St James Kick went to London with her family where she met a man she was to love and her life took a sad but inevitable turnIn the novel The Kennedy Debutante we take a trip with Kick to London and the years that followed We see the effects of how in those days religion determined one s suitability to marry What I liked about this story was that the theme of being brought up as a strict Catholic was well played out For Kick an independent soul when women were not destined to be so the book portrayed what she had to contend with the prejudices and the antipathy her father engendered while he did not support the upcoming war We also see her portrayed with all the glitz and glamour that was afforded to the wealthy the titled and those who attained a certain social strata not to be enjoyed by most I do think that there was so much to Kick though and did appreciate her seeming to pluck up much courage to buck tradition and the tenets of the Catholic faith that seemed to hold them all in its grip in the second part of the storyWhat didn t work for me in this book was the actual telling The first portion of the book was long and drawn out While one certainly could appreciate the circles in which the Kennedy s traveled the first section seemed liked one of name dropping and parties attended I think it was somewhat of a disservice to Kick as it seemed at least to me to paint her as a party girl unfortunately There was so much to Kick and we do see glimpses of that as the second half of the story continued In truth although this was about Kick s later years I would have liked to have seen her childhood years portrayed How did she become the woman she eventually became There was so much to the facets of her character and her strength and I wish the book would have accented those a bit forcefullyAs was the case with the Kennedy s there was a huge amount of unhappiness that seemed to follow the family They seemed to almost have a curse upon them as one by one they succumbed much before their time The sadness that was leveled upon this family and the war that engulfed them was a basis for what their futures heldThis is one of those times that I wish I had liked the story better for I do think that Kick was a most admirable brave girl who grew to womanhood in a most trying and difficult timeAs a footnote when Kick was killed in an awful plane crash her mother Rose refused to attend the memorial service held in her daughter s honor How very very sadHer father Joseph did attend