In 1909, Clementine Churchill 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 saves her husband.
Lady Clementine is the ferocious story of the brilliant and 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 either to expectations or to enemies.
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I have seen the movies and have heard all about Winston Churchill. Who I never heard much about was his wife, Clementine. This was a refreshing read to learn more about the woman who helped shaped the man Winston Churchill became.
She is fearless, and it is refreshing to see a woman with so much drive. Never underestimate her though. Clementine has saved Winston multiple times. Not only from death, but from making a fool of himself at dinner parties.
Even after giving birth and suffering a miscarriage, Clementine is always anxious to get back to politics, back to Winston’s side. She is not a woman who wants to stay at home and keep house. She was made for being front and center where all the action is. All be darn if she doesn’t get her way. There is no rest for the weary in her book. She doesn’t back down to anyone, especially those who have an interest in her husband or her overbearing mother-in-law.
I did wonder at points if Winston really appreciated his wife. Clementine begins to wonder the same thing. She is more than just the wife on Winston Churchill. More than just a bearer of children, and she proves that over and over again in this page turner.
I enjoyed this book. Historical fiction books are not something I can read back to back, but I really enjoy them when I read them.
Grab this one now.
Book Rating 4/5
For the grand finale this would pair nicely with a 2016 Mercurey 1er Cru Les Puillets, Château de Santenay.