Book Review: Lady Clementine by Marie Benedict

Title: Lady Clementine
By: Marie Benedict
Genre: Historical Fiction
Pages: 336
Release Date: January 7th, 2020
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Summary from Goodreads:

New from Marie Benedict, the New York Times bestselling author of The Only Woman in the Room! An incredible novel that focuses on one of the people who had the most influence during World War I and World War II: Clementine Churchill.

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.


This book fell a little flat for me. I've loved other books by Benedict, but I found this subject to be uninspiring. I don't know if it was the subject matter its self, or just the way it was portrayed. All in all, I will still read this author and can't wait to see what she has next.

Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.

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