The Summer I Met Jack

The Summer I Met Jack

New York Times bestselling author imagines the affair between JFK and Alicia Corning Clark - and the child they may have had.

Based on a real story - in 1950, a young, beautiful Polish refugee arrives in Hyannisport, Massachusetts to work as a maid for one of the wealthiest families in America. Alicia is at once dazzled by the large and charismatic family, in particular the oldest son, a rising politician named Jack.

Alicia and Jack are soon engaged, but his domineering father forbids the marriage. And so, Alicia trades Hyannisport for Hollywood, and eventually Rome. She dates famous actors and athletes and royalty, including Gary Cooper, Kirk Douglas, and Katharine Hepburn, all the while staying close with Jack. A decade after they meet, on the eve of Jack’s inauguration as the thirty-fifth President of the United States, the two must confront what they mean to each other.

The Summer I Met Jack is based on the fascinating real life of Alicia Corning Clark, a woman who J. Edgar Hoover insisted was paid by the Kennedys to keep quiet, not only about her romance with Jack Kennedy, but also a baby they may have had together.

Title:The Summer I Met Jack
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781250103246
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About Michelle Gable

Michelle Gable is the New York Times Bestselling author of A PARIS APARTMENT, I'LL SEE YOU IN PARIS and THE BOOK OF SUMMER. Her fourth book, THE SUMMER I MET JACK, is based on the real-life romance between Jack Kennedy and Alicia Darr. It launches on 5/29/2018.


    The Summer I Met Jack Reviews

  • Deanna

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr...4.5 Stars!This is the first novel I’ve read from Michelle Gable. The first line of the book blurb: “New York Times bestsell...

  • Michelle

    Launching 5/22/2018THE SUMMER I MET JACK is my fourth book and I'm still recovering from writing it!Yes, it is that Jack, and yes, it's based on a true story. The wealthy Alicia Corning Clark died in ...

  • Ann Marie (LitWitWineDine)

    ***Please visit my my Instagram page to enter the GIVEAWAY.***When I first heard about this book, I was very excited because I had read Michelle Gable’s I’ll See you in Paris and already knew I li...

  • Bkwmlee

    For me, this book was a huge disappointment and while I wouldn’t say that I regretted reading it, I do wish that I had stood my ground a bit more in terms of not accepting widgets for books that I w...

  • Stacey

    4.5 The unexpected pleasure of going into a book blind is so rewarding. The Summer I Met Jack is pure pleasure as I’m whisked away to the 1950’s. The story shifts from the 1950’s to present day ...

  • Jamie Rosenblit

    I loved this book! Let me preface by saying, I am really not the biggest historical fiction person, even when I love a book that’s historical, it usually takes me a bit to really pick up the pace. T...

  • Marialyce

    I am placing this one on the DNF shelf. I do remember Kennedy and the memories I have are ones of respect and thinking of him as a hero. I was in fourth grade when he was assassinated and I will never...

  • Sue

    Michelle has taken on the daunting task of telling a story about the Kennedy family. Everyone of a certain age feels like they know all there is to know about the Kennedys so what could she possibly w...

  • Darlene

    Great piece of historical fiction about the Kennedy clan. I enjoyed it!...

  • Patricia

    I really enjoyed reading me uncorrected copy of THE SUMMER I MEET JACK which is a fictionalized account of the life of Alicia Darr. This novel primarily take place in the 1950's and 60's. Alicia had q...