Like many fans of history and pop culture, Mercedes King has had a life-long admiration for the Kennedys, as well as an interest in conspiracy theories. With a B.A. in Criminology from Capital University and a passion for writing, she meshed her skills to create O! Jackie, a story that explores Jackie Kennedy's private life and blends fact with fiction. Most recently, she's launched The Kennedy Chronicles, a series of short stories that depicts Jackie and the Kennedys before the Camelot era. A founding member of Sisters in Crime Columbus, Ohio, she writes in a variety of genres and is currently at work on her next book.
Janet Auchincloss is nervous. She's about to have dinner with her daughter's future in-laws, Joe and Rose Kennedy, and discuss arrangements for the pending nuptials. Although she's well aware of Joe Kennedy's reputation--as both a shady businessman and an unfaithful husband--nothing could prepare Janet for the tense evening ahead.
Before they became Mr. and Mrs., Jack Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier each harbored their own doubts about their relationship. Each weighed the sacrifices that marriage would require, and both Jack and Jackie wrestled with indecision before making that final commitment.
You're invited to attend the dinner party where Jacqueline Bouvier and Senator John F. Kennedy were first introduced by mutual friends. Experience the quiet exhiliration, the instant chemistry, and the nagging doubts that Miss Bouvier experienced, and find out what stubmling blocks almost kept them from becoming America's most iconic couple.