Book Review: O! Jackie by Mercedes King

by | Feb 28, 2013 | Books, KUWTR, Reviews

O Jackie by Mercedes King

O! Jackie

Author: Mercedes King

File Size: 648 KB

Print Length: 442 pages

Publisher: Triumph Productions (January 1, 2013)

Language: English



Despite her poise and graceful smile, Jackie Kennedy’s life was far from perfect. Behind closed doors, Jackie struggled with bouts of depression, endured a heartbreaking road to motherhood, and had difficult relationships with those closest to her. Ravaged by insecurities and humiliation, she even wrestled her own temptations for both other men and divorce. But Jackie clung to the belief that she could make JFK abandon his wandering ways. Through the years, though, Jack Kennedy’s lustful escapades grew in carelessness and frequency, and most needling for Jackie were his trysts with Marilyn Monroe. When Marilyn becomes erratic and unstable, Jackie must decide how far she will go to protect the presidency and to save her marriage.



A founding member of Sisters in Crime Columbus, Ohio, Mercedes King is an active member and past president. She graduated from Capital University with a degree in Criminology, and since then has been crafting stories with a scandalous flair. A born and bred Buckeye, she writes in a variety of genres and is hard at work on her next novel.

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I have to admit that I love anything JFK, Camelot, and Marilyn Monroe!! I grew up visiting the grassy knoll and learned all about the history, scandals,  and family! This book does NOT disappoint!! In this fictionalized historical read you find yourself wrapped up in Jackie O’s what if’s and possibilities that very well could all be true. King does a magnificent job of making Jackie so relate-able when in real life she was “untouchable”. In the end you see Jackie as a human… a woman, and not an icon. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of READING!! Outstanding read and I look forward to reading more from Mercedes King.


♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥  5/5 Hearts: Outstanding

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Disclosure: I received a copy of the book for review purposes only. I was not compensated to write a positive or favorable review. This is Keeping Up With The Rheinlander’s personal opinion.


  1. Mercedes King

    Thanks letting me stop by and share O! Jackie with you and your readers. Like you, I couldn’t get enough of the Kennedys growing up. As I got older, I realized, I admired Jackie, knew ‘facts’ about her, but felt I didn’t know her as a person. In writing O! Jackie I hoped to flesh out the mysterious, complicated woman I knew she had to be. Thanks for your awesome review and kind words! Much appreciated.

  2. Kristin

    I read this book also and LOVED it. Ate it up with a spoon…I also am a lover of all things JFK/Jackie/Camelot, so I was eager to read this book. And it did NOT disappoint!


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