A moment in history, characters we recognize, some new faces, and a story that will draw you in and not let you go: that’s what you’re getting when you pick up our May FFL book club pick, Jackie and Maria by Gill Paul. This historical fiction novel tells the interwoven stories of Jackie Kennedy and Maria Callas and their relationships with tycoon Aristotle Onassis. But this book is more than a love story–it’s about grief, politics, the fervor of the 1960s and 1970s, the media firestorm that follows, and self-realization.

If you’re looking for more books like Jackie and Maria, whether it’s the history, the glamour, or real life famous figures, check out these 14 reads.

The Woman Before Wallis: A Novel of Windsors, Vanderbilts, and Royal Scandal

This stunning novel tells the true story of the American divorcée who captured Prince Edward’s heart before he abdicated his throne for Wallis Simpson.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

A legendary film actress reflects on her relentless rise to the top and the risks she took, the loves she lost, and the long-held secrets the public could never imagine.

The Social Graces

This novel throws back the curtain on one of the most remarkable feuds in history: Alva Vanderbilt and the Mrs. Astor’s notorious battle for control of New York society during the Gilded Age.

And They Called It Camelot: A Novel of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis

With the eyes of the world watching, Jackie uses her effortless charm and keen intelligence to carve a place for herself among the men of history and weave a fairy tale for the American people, embodying a senator’s wife, a devoted mother, a First Lady—a queen in her own right.

A Well-Behaved Woman: A Novel of the Vanderbilts

The riveting novel of iron-willed Alva Vanderbilt and her illustrious family as they rule Gilded-Age New York.

The Kennedy Debutante

The captivating novel following the exploits of Kathleen “Kick” Kennedy, the forgotten and rebellious daughter of one of America’s greatest political dynasties.

The Chanel Sisters

A novel of survival, love, loss, triumph—and the sisters who changed fashion forever.

Ladies of the House: A Modern Retelling of Sense and Sensibility

Set in high-society Georgetown, an irrestible family drama about two sisters and the public scandal that just may lead them to re-write the rules.  

First Women: The Grace and Power of America’s Modern First Ladies

An intimate, news-making look at the true modern power brokers at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue: the First Ladies, from Jackie Kennedy to Michelle Obama and Melania Trump.

Park Avenue Summer

It’s 1965 and Cosmopolitan magazine’s brazen new editor in chief—Helen Gurley Brown—shocks America and saves a dying publication by daring to talk to women about all things off-limits…

The Girl in The White Gloves: A Novel of Graceg Kelly

Grace Kelly knows what people see. She’s the Cinderella story. An icon of glamor and elegance frozen in dazzling Technicolor. The picture of perfection. The girl in white gloves.

Meet Me in Monaco: A Novel of Grace Kelly’s Royal Wedding

Set in the 1950s against the backdrop of Grace Kelly’s whirlwind romance and unforgettable wedding to Prince Rainier of Monaco, this novel is an evocative sun-drenched journey along the Côte d’Azur in this page-turning novel of passion, fate and second chances…

Lady Clementine

An incredible novel that focuses on one of the people who had the most influence during World War I and World War II: Clementine Churchill.

The Affair

Rome, 1961. As the cameras roll on Cleopatra, the world is transfixed by the love affair emerging between Hollywood’s biggest stars: Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor.

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