The Secret Letters

The Secret Letters Cover

The Secret Letters

of Marilyn Monroe and Jacqueline Kennedy

By Wendy Leigh

Thomas Dunne Books, Hardcover, 9780312303686, 288pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2003

Description

The Secret Letters is a thrilling, compulsive novel with a unique premise: What if Marilyn Monroe and Jackie Kennedy---the two most iconic women of our time---had met and begun a secret correspondence?

A compelling page-turner set against the glittering backdrop of Hollywood and Washington during the 1950s and 1960s, The Secret Letters presents Marilyn and Jackie as you have never seen them before. As the story unfolds, we discover the two legends, the wife and the mistress, as friends and enemies, both in love with the same man---Jack Kennedy.

Author Wendy Leigh has created a daring concept and delivers it in fascinating detail. Each letter is rich with factual research on both women, the turbulent era in which they lived and loved, and the people who touched their lives.

A dazzling tour de force of empathy and imagination, The Secret Letters is a hypnotic read.



About the Author

Wendy Leigh is a journalist and author. Her many books include the New York Times bestseller Prince Charming: The John F. Kennedy, Jr., Story.



Praise For The Secret Letters

"Leigh’s imagined correspondence between two fabled goddesses of the twentieth century...is utterly fascinating....I began to think I was reading the real thing." - Dominick Dunne