Daughter of New York financier Leonard Jerome, Jennie was born into wealth - and scandal. Upon her parents' separation, her mother took Jennie and her sisters to Paris, where Mrs.Jerome was determined to marry her daughters into elite families. The glamorous city became their tumultuous finishing school until it fell to revolt. Fleeing to Queen Victoria's England, Jennie caught the eye of Randolph Spencer-Churchill, son of the Duke of Marlborough. It was love at first sight, their marriage driven by ambition and the birth of two sons. When her son Winston launched his brilliant political career, Jennie guided him to success, his most vocal and valuable supporter.