Thursday, 14 December 2017

#CoverCrush The Summer I Met Jack by Michelle Gable

For new visitors do I want to explain that Cover Crush is something that my friend Erin over at Flashlight Commentary came up with and I adopted the idea together with some other friends. And, now we try to put up a Cover Crush every week. You can check below my pick of the week for their choices this week!

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.

Some thoughts about the cover:

The first time I saw the cover of thius book did I think "hey that looks like JFK", but I didn't think more baout it before a friend of mine pointed out that it was a book about JFK. Which made me very eager to read it. However, it's the cover I will talk about, not the books story. The black and white picture is an obvious choice. I also like the fact that you relly can't see their faces since Jack's is turned away and Alicia's is partly cut of. I find the cover striking, yet very simple. It's a couple on the beach. What are they talking about? It's the kind of cover that makes me cruious to read the book.

Check out what my friends have picked for Cover Crush's this week:

Stephanie @ Layered Pages

Erin @ Flashlight Commentary

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