Lady Clementine is the ferocious story of the 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 outstanding story deserves wide readership. Fans of historical fiction, especially set around World War II; readers who appreciate strong, intelligent female leads; or those who just want to read a compelling page-turner will enjoy this gem of a novel.
Benedict...delivers a winning fictionalized biography of Clementine Churchill, the wife of Winston Churchill ... Accurate era descriptions add to the realism of the story, and Benedict reveals the connection between Clementine’s grounded energy and her thoughtful influence throughout times of war and peace. It’s an intriguing novel, and the focus on the heroic counsel of a woman that has national and international impacts will resonate in the present day.
Benedict capitalizes on the Churchills’ long, storied lives to generate a fast-paced narrative ... The thrilling ride is marred only by repetitive scenes of an impassioned Winston lashing out at Clemmie, whose stern looks immediately remind her Pug to take better care of his Cat. A rousing tale of ambition and love.