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Jackie and Maria

(2020)
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From the #1 bestselling author of The Secret Wife comes a story of love, passion, and tragedy as the lives of Jackie Kennedy and Maria Callas are intertwined—and they become the ultimate rivals, in love with the same man.

The President's Wife; a Glamorous Superstar; the rivalry that shook the world...

Jackie Kennedy was beautiful, sophisticated, and contemplating leaving her ambitious young senator husband. Life in the public eye with an overly ambitious--and unfaithful—man who could hardly be coaxed to return from a vacation after the birth of a stillborn child was breaking her spirit. So when she's offered a holiday on the luxurious yacht owned by billionaire Ari Onassis, she says yes...to a meeting that will ultimately change her life.

Maria Callas is at the height of her operatic career and widely considered to be the finest soprano in the world. And then she's introduced to Aristotle Onassis, the world’s richest man and her fellow Greek. Stuck in a childless, sexless marriage, and with pressures on all sides from opera house managers and a hostile press, she finds her life being turned upside down by this hyper-intelligent and impeccably charming man...

Little by little, Maria’s and Jackie’s lives begin to overlap, and they come closer and closer until everything they know about the world changes on a dime.    

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"Gill Paul is always meticulous in her historical research for novels, and always brings the characters so vividly to life...This novel is simply stunning." - Louise Beech

"Absolutely delicious! Gill Paul's wonderfully seductive novel vividly captures the triumphs and tragedies of two remarkable and complicated women, whose lives interconnect in surprising and devastating ways. Jackie and Maria is perfect historical fiction. I adored it." - Hazel Gaynor

"Glamorous and highly seductive, this compelling story explores the lives of two complex, powerful women complete with all their talents and flaws. Jackie and Maria is not just about their story; this novel also brings the 20th century to life in vivid, colorful detail. I loved it." - Dinah Jefferies

"The novel brilliantly evokes the world of the jet-set, rich and famous of the sixties so well I felt I was living it all alongside them." - Kathleen McGurl

"Gill Paul weaves together the competing and complementary lives of Jackie Kennedy and Maria Callas into a rich tapestry in this absorbing, romantic novel. Impossibly chic and fiercely independent, both women commanded my attention from the first page, and I applauded them both to the last." - Kerri Maher

"I can't rave highly enough about this book...A dazzling yet moving portrait of two very different iconic women, it's brilliantly researched, compellingly told and completely fascinating." - Tracy Rees

"With Jackie and Maria Gill Paul has cleverly tapped into the zeitgeist for reframing women's history...This is beautiful, tender and humane storytelling." - Kate Thompson

"Jackie and Maria is an intriguing behind-the-scenes look at the rivalry between two of the world's most glamorous women, both of whom snared the attention of Aristotle Onassis, one of the world's richest and most mesmerizing men. Fans of the Kennedys will love this introduction to Maria Callas!" - Stephanie Thornton

"Two of the most famous and glamorous women of the mid-20th century fall in love with one of the world’s richest men: the scene is set for a drama of vicious rivalry and broken hearts… a truly compelling story keeping you gripped from (fairly) innocent beginnings to tragic endings…This is the best of historical fiction – leaving you wanting to learn more." - Liz Trenow

"Gill Paul weaves together the lives of two fascinating and flawed icons... A dishy and delectable novel, Jackie and Maria, is sure to please readers with its famous cast of characters from John F. Kennedy to Aristotle Onassis, its taut pacing, and a truly absorbing story." - Heather Webb


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August 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Jackie and Maria: A Novel of Jackie Kennedy & Maria Callas
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ISBN: 0-06-295249-8 / 978-0-06-295249-3 (USA edition)
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Title: Jackie and Maria: A Novel of Jackie Kennedy & Maria Callas
Author(s): Gill Paul
ISBN: 0-06-300009-1 / 978-0-06-300009-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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Audio Editions

August 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: Jackie and Maria: A Novel of Jackie Kennedy & Maria Callas
Author(s): Gill Paul
ISBN: 1-09-416949-8 / 978-1-09-416949-1
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: Jackie and Maria: A Novel of Jackie Kennedy & Maria Callas
Author(s): Gill Paul
ISBN: 1-09-416950-1 / 978-1-09-416950-7
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


August 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Jackie and Maria: A Novel of Jackie Kennedy & Maria Callas
Author(s): Gill Paul
Publisher: HarperAudio
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August 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Jackie and Maria: A Novel of Jackie Kennedy & Maria Callas
Author(s): Gill Paul
Publisher: HarperAudio
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Kindle Editions

August 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Jackie and Maria: A Novel of Jackie Kennedy & Maria Callas
Author(s): Gill Paul
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA