Jacqueline In Paris

Jacqueline in Paris by Ann Mah

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

1949 Paris welcomes Jacqueline Bouvier with an authentic lifestyle, new friendships, delicious French cuisine, classes in the Sobourne, and first love. And this is not all. Her new experiences involve a visit to the concentration camp, an unpleasant encounter with soviet soldiers, and a trip thru post-war Europe.

I love the way Jackie loved Paris. I felt what she felt walking the streets of Latin quoter, crossing the Alexander Bridge, enjoying the outdoor cafes, and simply appreciating the forever chick Paris. Said that – I enjoyed Ann Mah’s version of Jackie’s year in Paris, and learned a few new and interesting details about America’s First Lady. Although I found this novel quite charming, I was disappointed with the ending. The tense build-up of the communist subject simply dissolved at the end. Throughout the novel, I assumed Jacqueline had stronger involvement in the party. Overall, it is a good, light, and entertaining read. Jacqueline in Paris is pure work of fiction based on the details of Jackie’s time in the city of lights.

Thank you Mariner Books publisher for a free copy of the novel.

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5 thoughts on “Jacqueline In Paris

      • I agree and knowing her family background before she married Kennedy paints a more realistic picture of her. Did you ever watch the documentary called Grey Gardens? It’s a 1976 film about Jackie’s aunt and first cousin, Edith Bouvier Beale and daughter, Edie Beale. The Beales were high society New Yorkers until Edith’s divorce and retreat to Grey Gardens. Mother and daughter lived together in isolation for more than twenty years.


      • No, I haven’t. But that sounds interesting. I’ll look into this documentary. Thank you for the suggestion.
        And I agree with you, people forget that she was her own person before Kennedy. And she could have accomplished even more if not for the attention the tabloids gave her, her children and overall Kennedy name.

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