Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Giveaway and Spotlight of The Kennedy Debutante by Kerri Maher

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All information in this post is courtesy of Danielle Keir of Berkley|Penguin Random House.
Celebrating Kerri Maher's 
Debut Novel:


September 25, 2018
The Kennedy family—dubbed America’s “royal family”—have been a long-cherished pop-culture obsession for as long as most of us can remember. 

When we think of the Kennedys we think of politics and power, the infamous “Kennedy curse,” and a family that exemplifies the American Dream.
Advanced Praise: 

“American royalty takes British aristocracy by storm in The Kennedy Debutante, starring JFK’s vivacious sister Kathleen ‘Kick’ Kennedy who arrives in London on the brink of war…Kerri Maher’s debut stars a debutante to root for in this moving coming-of-age tale.”—Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network 

“An outstanding deep dive into a fascinating person and time. For fans of The Crown, the riveting story of a headstrong American girl captivated by a dashing British aristocrat. I’m blown away.”—Fiona Davis, national bestselling author of The Masterpiece 

“Maher beautifully mixes the red-blooded American iconography of the Kennedys with the delicious and Downton Abbey­-esque grandeur of Britain’s upper crusts…her story will make your heart lurch in the best possible ways.”—Allison Pataki, New York Times bestselling author of The Accidental Empress
About The Book:

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'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 Devonshire.
But their love is forbidden, as Kick's devout Catholic family and 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 love.
About the Author:
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Kerri Maher is also the author of This Is Not A Writing Manual: Notes for the Young Writer in the Real World under the name Kerri Majors. She holds an MFA from Columbia University and founded YARN, an award-winning literary journal of short-form YA writing. 

For many years a professor of writing, she now writes full time and lives with her daughter in Massachusetts where apple picking and long walks in the woods are especially fine.

I am partnering with Danielle Keir of Berkley|Penguin Random House for this giveaway:


September 25 - October 2



  1. Best of luck in the giveaway.

    Thanks for stopping.

  2. Sure.

    Good Luck, Kathy, and thanks for commenting.

  3. My Mom would love this, she likes all things Kennedy.

    1. Good luck to you if you enter for her.

      Thanks for commenting, Ellen.

  4. Elizabeth, thanks for the spotlight and giveaway! I will add a link to my blog's sidebar. The cover's appealing, as well as the content.

    1. Thank you as always, Suko, for putting the giveaway on your sidebar.

      Thanks for commenting.