“Marie Benedict is a master of historical fiction. Lady Clementine is every bit as wonderful and interesting as her previous novel, The Only Woman in the Room. Benedict has a gift for taking these women that we know from history and making them come alive — their struggles, their heartbreaks, their loves and joys. Lady Clementine focuses on Winston Churchill’s wife, a woman of strength and power. Benedict’s novels remind us of the women who came before us; their hearts and spirits teach us and remain with us.”
— Karen Bellovich, Anderson's Bookshops, Naperville, IL
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“I was immediately drawn into the life of Clementine Churchill. Benedict writes with a refreshing frankness and skillfully shows the many empowered roles Clementine held — running households that were a whirlwind of activity, as a political and tactical advisor, and as a stateswoman and a speech writer. Full of great historical fiction, a thoughtful exploration of parenting guilt, and moments of self-doubt and overwhelming stress. Clemmie was much more than a backdrop to Winston.”
— Karin Barker, Bookworm of Edwards, Edwards, CO
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 with the most influence during World War I and World War II: Clementine Churchill.
In 1909, Clementine 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 will save her husband.
Lady Clementine is the ferocious story of the 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 to expectations or to enemies.The perfect book for fans of: World War I historical fictionNovels about Women Heroes of WWINovels about women hidden by historyBiographical novels about the Churchills
Recommended by People, USA Today, Glamour, POPSUGAR, Library Journal, and more
Also by Marie Benedict:
The Only Woman in the Room
The Other Einstein