The Books of Summer: Week Five

Today’s post by Nicole Mary Kelby | @nmkelby

And so, we come to the end. Not the end of summer (thankfully!) but to the end of our Books of Summer series. Last up is a new-to-us author, Nicole Mary Kelby, whose new novel THE PINK SUIT, is based on the suit made famous by Jackie Kennedy. Our final set of all five novels in this series is up for grabs today (see the entry form below). But there’s still a bit of time left to enter the giveaway from previous last week here.

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The Pink SuitA novel based on the true story behind Jacqueline Kennedy’s iconic pink suit. 

On November 22, 1963, the First Lady accompanied her husband to Dallas, Texas dressed in a pink Chanel-style suit that was his favorite. Much of her wardrobe, including the pink suit, came from the New York boutique Chez Ninon where a young seamstress, an Irish immigrant named Kate, worked behind the scenes to meticulously craft the memorable outfits.

While the two never met, Kate knew every tuck and pleat needed to create the illusion of the First Lady’s perfection. And when the pink suit becomes infamous, Kate’s already fragile world–divided between the excess and artistry of Chez Ninon and the traditional values of her insular neighborhood–threatens to rip apart.

The Pink Suit is a fascinating look at politics, fashion, and some of the most glamorous women in history, seen through the eyes of a young woman caught in the midst of an American breed of upstairs/downstairs class drama.

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About Ariel Lawhon

Ariel Lawhon is the author of THE WIFE THE MAID AND THE MISTRESS (2014), FLIGHT OF DREAMS (2016), and I WAS ANASTASIA (2018). Her books have been translated into numerous languages and have been Library Reads, One Book One County, and Book of the Month Club selections. She is the co-founder of and lives in the rolling hills outside Nashville, Tennessee, with her family.

27 Responses to The Books of Summer: Week Five

  1. Gwyn July 3, 2014 at 10:17 am #

    This sounds like a really interesting book!

  2. Ann Bresnan July 3, 2014 at 10:17 am #

    All the books sound great!

  3. Susan S July 3, 2014 at 10:17 am #

    I love the white tshirt with the big sunglasses.

  4. Becky July 3, 2014 at 10:17 am #

    Thanks for the opportunity to win these books- they all look like great reads!

  5. LRF July 3, 2014 at 10:17 am #

    Thanks for the reading suggestions!

  6. LRF July 3, 2014 at 10:17 am #

    I forgot to answer your question about Jackies clothing-I don’t have a favorite as I’m to young to really remember her -however picture I’ve ever seen that has those chute hats and suits make her look adorable.

  7. Jennifer Huelsebusch July 3, 2014 at 10:17 am #

    I haven’t read any of Jackie’s books but have always been fascinated by her. This book sounds fantastic!

  8. Tracy July 3, 2014 at 10:17 am #

    This book sounds very intriguing! Being born in the 1960’s, I remember what an impact Jackie O. had on America. Neat to see this recalled, in part, by this author! Would love to read it!

  9. Michelle July 3, 2014 at 10:17 am #

    This one looks very intriguing! Thanks for another great giveaway!

  10. Barb from CNY July 3, 2014 at 10:17 am #

    This sounds great, as do all the books you have profiled. Thanks for the chance to win them! Happy Summer!

  11. BermudaOnion(Kathy) July 3, 2014 at 10:17 am #

    Her pillbox hats!

  12. Paula Dolin July 3, 2014 at 10:17 am #

    Thanks for all the great books and another chance to win!

  13. Judie July 3, 2014 at 10:17 am #

    I haven’t read any books about Jackie, but this one sounds facinating. I so remember that pink suit on that tragic day and had no idea it had a “back story”. Would love to read about it.

  14. Susan Meissner July 3, 2014 at 10:17 pm #

    Her hats of course!

  15. Betty Apsley July 3, 2014 at 10:17 pm #

    This book sounds great, as well as the others in this grouping. As for Jackie Kennedy, everything she wore was stylish for her time and appropriate for her position. She’s my fav first lady! So glad I found this site.

  16. Susan G. July 4, 2014 at 10:17 am #

    Everything Jackie wore and everything she did was so classy! Can’t wait to read about this famous ‘pink suit’!

  17. Abby Lynes July 4, 2014 at 10:17 pm #

    I love her pink suit, but also all the hats she wore. She was so beautiful and elegant and classy! I even named my dog after her. 🙂

  18. Britney Adams July 4, 2014 at 10:17 pm #

    THE PINK SUIT sounds like a fascinating story! Jackie Kennedy was certainly a style icon. I loved her hats and sunglasses!

  19. Michelle July 6, 2014 at 10:17 am #

    I love the picture of her holding John Jr. as he is playing with her pearls. She has on a suit with a beaded trim that is so chic but she’s not afraid to let him get it messed up or have him break her necklace. It’s a very loving mom thing to do.

  20. Lana July 6, 2014 at 10:17 pm #

    What an interesting angle for a story!

  21. Kimberly V July 7, 2014 at 10:17 pm #

    She looked so elegant in everything that I can’t choose a favorite.

  22. Brooke July 8, 2014 at 10:17 pm #

    thanks for the chances!! Love “She Reads”! Brooke

  23. Lisamarie July 8, 2014 at 10:17 pm #

    I always loved her beach look…

  24. Debbie D July 9, 2014 at 10:17 am #

    Would love to read this book!

  25. Vicki July 9, 2014 at 10:17 pm #

    Everything she wore was very stylish, but I loved the hats she wore the most. I remember when I was a child, many women wore hats. I thought they looked so elegant!!!

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