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Possibly the worst conceived and executed book I have ever read If my last name were Bouvier, or Kennedy, I would sue the authors. Cute concept Good for when you need fluffy reading. In my opinion, this book is the best example for a mediocre book On the one hand it was entertaining, the storyline was not breathtaking but still kept me interested However, once in a while, I had to stop reading for a second as I was too bewildered about the sheer uselessness of the protagonist, Jackie She seemed to think an awful lot about herself, but I could not see so much as a few hints of her extensive training on the Farm Sometimes she seemedlike a headless chicken than a CI In my opinion, this book is the best example for a mediocre book On the one hand it was entertaining, the storyline was not breathtaking but still kept me interested However, once in a while, I had to stop reading for a second as I was too bewildered about the sheer uselessness of the protagonist, Jackie She seemed to think an awful lot about herself, but I could not see so much as a few hints of her extensive training on the Farm Sometimes she seemedlike a headless chicken than a CIA trained spy But nonetheless, if you read for the purpose of learning English or simply distracting yourself from the real world and all its truly amazing, deep and meaningful literature, this is your book This story imagines a young Jackie Kennedy before her marriage to JFK working for the CIA in Cuba meeting up with Fidel Castro before he took over that country This story imagines a young Jackie Kennedy before her marriage to JFK working for the CIA in Cuba meeting up with Fidel Castro before he took over that country Inspired by an actual letter in the John F Kennedy Library written by Jackie and revealing her job offer from the newly formed CIA When young Jackie Bouvier receives her second assignment from the CIA, she knows it will go better than her first She managed to survive the Paris job while looking her best in Givenchy, no less but now she s completed her official CIA training So she s excited to show her boss exactly what she can do for her country Her new mission Go undercover in sultry Havana and investigate a young revolutionary named Fidel Castro But before Jackie can infiltrate the communist cabal, she s in past her hemline in danger In another exciting adventure, she colludes with Grace Kelly, dances with Frank Sinatra, and flirts with an up and coming congressman from Massachusetts As the international intrigue escalates, Jackie must use all her finely honed skills to stay ahead of her enemies and make sure spying never goes out of fashion Spy in a Little Black Dress is the story of Jacqueline Bouvier, or Jacqueline Kennedy, as we all are familiar with before she was a Kennedy This novel touches on her life as a CIA agent working under cover in Havana, Cuba It is riveting, heartbreaking and historical in the sense that some of the story line is factual.Reading about Jacqueline s budding romance with Emiliano was excellent The character development was nicely done and the reader could slowly follow along as Emiliano transformed Spy in a Little Black Dress is the story of Jacqueline Bouvier, or Jacqueline Kennedy, as we all are familiar with before she was a Kennedy This novel touches on her life as a CIA agent working under cover in Havana, Cuba It is riveting, heartbreaking and historical in the sense that some of the story line is factual.Reading about Jacqueline s budding romance with Emiliano was excellent The character development was nicely done and the reader could slowly follow along as Emiliano transformed from her protector and essentially tour guide, to a very important love interest The author opened a door to the past and introduced the reader to many historical figures including Fidel Castro, John F Kennedy, Frank Sinatra and Grace Kelly to name a few It was very interesting to read a bit about what these people might have been like What took away from the story a little was the overuse of fancy words, which I felt interrupted the flow The author could have usedcommon words to make Spy in a Little Black Dressof an easy read andenjoyable.As a person born in the 1970 s, I found reading some of the comparisons to historical novels and movies somewhat difficult to follow I think the author could have kept the book open to a much larger audience had she minimized some of the associations she made to such items from that era Jacqueline Kennedy was a very heroic, intelligent, caring and unique person, and this story very clearly demonstrates that The action that took place in the book was very entertaining and certainly kept me reading Some of the scenes were downright nail biting.Here are some excerpts I enjoyed from the book She looked into his eyes and was surprised by their intensity They were blue and fervent as though lit from within by a holy fire, and his riveting gaze made her feel safe For a man like Jack Kennedy, nothing is a bigger aphrodisiac than competition, One thing you need to know about Jack Kennedy is that as soon as he has a woman, he loses interest, The chase is everything to him, the challenge of getting the woman to say yes, and then he s off to the next one He has a voracious sexual appetite, it s like Chinese food an hour after a meal, he s hungry again Call me Jackie Anyone who saves my life is entitled to call me by my first name I admired them because even though they wrote about the seamy side of life from firsthand experience, they were still idealists who believed in a better world They brought rebellion, but by using their words to accomplish what activists had been trying to do for years I should have said a cigar factory reader, Emiliano corrected himself We have a long standing tradition in Cuba of hiring people we call torcedores, or lectors, as you would say, to help our cigar factory workers pass the time by reading to them while they roll the tobacco leaves into cigars The lectors sit in the front of the factory room and read aloud all day long They start out with the newspaper in the morning, and after that, it could be anything the workers might like self help improvement books, magazine, modern novels, or classics That s a wonderful idea, but doesn t that distract them No, actually, it improves their concentration by keeping them from getting bored, and they re not allowed to look at the reader or talk to their workmates because quotas have to be met So instead of distracting the workers, the reading helps them keep on rolling cigars at top speed while it entertains and informs them Spy in a Little Black Dress was an enjoyable read that I would recommend to someone who enjoys historical fiction, especially from the JFK era Well done Maxine Kenneth This is the sequel to Paris to Die For , an amusing What If book about Jackie Bouvier, before she was Jackie Kennedy, as agent of the newly formed Central Intelligence Agency In the first book Jackie met with a potential Russian defector, flirted with a French photographer, became ensconced in the plight of an exiled princess, and made a date with an up and coming congressman from Massachusetts In the sequel we are in forof the same Jacequline Lee Bouvier has just returned to her st This is the sequel to Paris to Die For , an amusing What If book about Jackie Bouvier, before she was Jackie Kennedy, as agent of the newly formed Central Intelligence Agency In the first book Jackie met with a potential Russian defector, flirted with a French photographer, became ensconced in the plight of an exiled princess, and made a date with an up and coming congressman from Massachusetts In the sequel we are in forof the same Jacequline Lee Bouvier has just returned to her stepfather s Virginia estate after an exciting, yet harrowing, mission in Paris for the CIA Between putting in social appearances, maintaining her pristine collection of couture, and spy training at the Farm it s a surprise that Jackie has time for anything else But when Allen Dulles, director of the intelligence agency, asks Jackie to get close and personal with Jack Kennedy to find out if he supports the fledgling agency, Jackie agrees immediately But soon Jackie is whisked away on a new mission to Cuba get a better understanding of revolutionary Fidel Castro s political leanings should his group manage to overthrow president Batista, and try to find the treasure of a Civil War solider buried on the island Before she can even click her heels together Jackie is in trouble with three Stooge looking Stasi agents and the diabolical General Sanchez Not to mention she s in danger of loosing her heart to her handsome young Cuban contact, Emiliano But in a country with this much unrest and this close to the equator things are sure to heat up for our refined young CIA agent, who just so happens to be a future first lady This book is just pure fun It s not great writing, and the people she meets are just a bit too convenient at a club in Havana she runs into Hemingway and Sinatra and shares a table with a young Grace Kelly in a Schraft s in New York but they are sort of fun Especially as it s sort of a game to think who she might run into yet But, it also helps to keep in mind that the plots and characters in this book are flat out absurd It s also interesting to note that Jackie does manage a few dates with her future husband and the epilogue ten years in the future in the middle of the Cuban missile crisis, which brings and interesting view to both Jackie as a character, and wife to the rakish gentleman we ve seen throughout the book, and to her mission, which she s never spoken about to anyone This book gave a surprisingly sympathetic view to the Cuban revolutionaries, but stopped short before Castro was actually in power We re never given Jackie s views on what Cuba s fall to communism Though we re left with idealistic views that don t get to a far deeper subject, that s probably for the best This is light reading after all It s a fun book about the early days of the CIA with an improbable heroine Not realistic, but I never wanted it to be Now if they ll just write FBI Pat Nixon I think we ll have it covered Book ReviewSpy in a Little Black DressBy Maxine KennethGrand Central Publishing352 pages 14.99 USOct 2, 2013Trade paperbackFictionThe writing team of Maxine Schnall and Kenneth Salikof Maxine Kenneth penned a second Jacqueline Bouvier novel Paris to Die For introduced a fictional twist about a beloved First Lady being a spy for the CIA You gotta love someone not afraid to create a whole new side of a highly respected American icon Even though you have to suspend your belief for this nove Book ReviewSpy in a Little Black DressBy Maxine KennethGrand Central Publishing352 pages 14.99 USOct 2, 2013Trade paperbackFictionThe writing team of Maxine Schnall and Kenneth Salikof Maxine Kenneth penned a second Jacqueline Bouvier novel Paris to Die For introduced a fictional twist about a beloved First Lady being a spy for the CIA You gotta love someone not afraid to create a whole new side of a highly respected American icon Even though you have to suspend your belief for this novel, Jackie could never run wearing designer shoes nor would she be able to stay out of the path of a spy s bullet Though, the story is very interesting with the assimilation of real celebrities and history It begins when Jackie is assigned to motivate Jack Kennedy into understanding the significance of the CIA Those with high standing in the agency recognize his political elevation and know they ll have to deal with him down the road Add to her assignment learning what kind of man Fidel Castro is, his power over his people, and the course he feels he is destined to achieve Then there s a third element, as if Jackie didn t have enough to handle She purchases a book on Cuba only to learn that it has pages of a historic diary in it And because nothing seems to remain a secret when Jackie is concerned, powerful people learn about it Upon arriving in Cuba, Jackie is presented a behind the scenes lesson on what life is like for the Cuban people and how Americans are experiencing luxury at the expense of the poor Danger always appears to be around every corner The book has to be read slowly There s a lot of history and people that that you re going to recognize cleverly involved Their personalities, attitudes and lifestyles have to be observed one page at a time The book is loaded with suspense, crime, fashion and the struggle to survive when you re fighting for what you believe in It wasn t something I would have naturally chosen I mof a romance or cozy mystery reader But I m glad I read it for it made me see the reality of Cuba, which seems to be a topic never discussed Four and a half spies out of fiveDenise Fleischergottawritenetwork Spy in a Little Black Dress, Maxine Kenneth Grand Central Publishing, 340 pages, 2012, 14.99 This is a GoodReads First Read book.A very clever little book A female Indiana Jones First of all, Spy in a Little Black Dress was co authored by Maxine Schnall and Kenneth Salikof combining their names into Maxine Kenneth And that is just the first of oodles of clevernesses in Spy.Did you know that Jackie Kennedy was a CIA agent before her marriage If you can believe that, you will love thi Spy in a Little Black Dress, Maxine Kenneth Grand Central Publishing, 340 pages, 2012, 14.99 This is a GoodReads First Read book.A very clever little book A female Indiana Jones First of all, Spy in a Little Black Dress was co authored by Maxine Schnall and Kenneth Salikof combining their names into Maxine Kenneth And that is just the first of oodles of clevernesses in Spy.Did you know that Jackie Kennedy was a CIA agent before her marriage If you can believe that, you will love this book, actually the second in a long hopefully series after Paris To Die For.Things just happen to Jackie as they did to Indy a couple of decades earlier I simply love the references to the 50s how she is concerned about being overdressed in a Cuban guerilla camp, for instance And did you know that a young Castro wrote a letter in English to FDR asking for a ten dollar bill Each chapter is literally a cliff hanger as our heroine is saved from alligators, sails on Ernest Hemingway s Pilar, listens to Fidel Castro drone on in a guerilla camp, receives her CIA assignment from Deputy Director Allen Dulles her boss , eats an impromptu lunch with the budding actress Grace Kelly, runs into Jack Kennedy several times Who else but the Inquiring Camera Girl also a newspaper columnist would carry dynamite in her camera bag or bump into Zsa Zsa Gabor in a hotel check in line or dig for buried treasure in a cemetery at midnight, become a hostage and visit Bahia de Cochinos the Bay of Pigs From cousin Gore Vidal to Tennessee Williams From Sam Giancana to Frank Sinatra, who Jackie says would make a great Private Maggio in From Here to Eternity, a book she has just finished reading, Spy could easily be serialized or made into an action movie After finishing this little story of 340 pages, you will want to read Paris To Die For I do can t wait until Jackie meets Audrey Hepburn Light fare Beach reading Really Disclosure This was a First Reads book This book was a pleasant surprise I found it on the library s new book shelf, and didn t expect to like it as well as I did It is the second in a series and you may wish to begin with the first, titled Paris to Die For, which turns out to be well liked too I ll probably get around to reading the first one also, but I didn t feel handicapped reading this one without having already read the previous one.Apparently there are some letters actually linking Jacqueline Kennedy to a job at the CIA, a This book was a pleasant surprise I found it on the library s new book shelf, and didn t expect to like it as well as I did It is the second in a series and you may wish to begin with the first, titled Paris to Die For, which turns out to be well liked too I ll probably get around to reading the first one also, but I didn t feel handicapped reading this one without having already read the previous one.Apparently there are some letters actually linking Jacqueline Kennedy to a job at the CIA, and this little tidbit was the springboard for this series These first two books take place before Jackie was married her first date with JFK occurs in this second book This book chronicles Jackie s undercover assignment in Cuba meeting Fidel Castro While this is invented fiction, care has been taken to get historical facts and settings correct All the details were interesting, Jackie is depicted as a wonderfully intelligent, gutsy and resourceful person that is truly likable, and there is enough action to make it seem like a screenplay These books are co authored by two authors whose first names are Maxine and Kenneth, so they use the pseudonym Maxine Kenneth Between them they are well informed about style, movies, and key figures in this time period This book s balance between energetic activity and character development was most likely born out of the balance in this partnership of writers.If you are looking for a summer beach read, I recommend this one It is amusing entertainment that is a refreshingly different and brings a little insight into historical characters as well I give this light romp of a book 4 stars Spy in a Little Black Dress


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