Teaser Tuesday – March 6, 2018

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by The Purple Booker.

It is very easy to play along:

• Grab your current read and open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!
• Share the title & author, too, so that other participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

 

Here are my “teasers” :

 

“By the way”, the man said. “My name’s Jack. Jack Kennedy.”

He was one of them

In her letters and in person, Irenka recounted stories about this crew, and their scrapes and shenanigans. They stole cars, broke limbs, and swiped food off one another’s plates. The Cape was flooded with their unpaid bills, and the house was often flooded for real as the family seemed unable to remember when they left a faucet running. 

 

 

From the novel:

 

The Summer I Met Jack by Michelle Gable

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Expected publication: May 29, 2018 by St. Martin’s Press
 
 
Goodreads Description:
 

New York Times bestselling author imagines the affair between JFK and Alicia Corning Clark – and the child they may have had.

Based on a real story – in 1950, a young, beautiful Polish refugee arrives in Hyannisport, Massachusetts to work as a maid for one of the wealthiest families in America. Alicia is at once dazzled by the large and charismatic family, in particular the oldest son, a rising politician named Jack.

Alicia and Jack are soon engaged, but his domineering father forbids the marriage. And so, Alicia trades Hyannisport for Hollywood, and eventually Rome. She dates famous actors and athletes and royalty, including Gary Cooper, Kirk Douglas, and Katharine Hepburn, all the while staying close with Jack. A decade after they meet, on the eve of Jack’s inauguration as the thirty-fifth President of the United States, the two must confront what they mean to each other.

The Summer I Met Jack is based on the fascinating real life of Alicia Corning Clark, a woman who J. Edgar Hoover insisted was paid by the Kennedys to keep quiet, not only about her romance with Jack Kennedy, but also a baby they may have had together.

 
My Thoughts:
 
I have only read a few pages of this book but I am really intrigued. I am looking forward to reading what happens next. Is anyone else as excited as I am about this novel? I’d love to hear if you plan on reading this one too!

 

I hope you liked my “teasers”.

Happy Reading Everyone!!

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9 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday – March 6, 2018

  1. JFK remains an hour’s intriguing historical figure. I would like to read this book just to put away that ever hunger of mine to know more about him. I enjoyed your teasers very much. Looks like a great read.

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