Meet Me In Monaco: A Novel of Grace Kelly's Royal Wedding Hardcover – 1 January 2019
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- Publisher : HarperCollins US (1 January 2019)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 384 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0062913549
- ISBN-13 : 978-0062913548
- Dimensions : 15.24 x 3.07 x 22.86 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 694,735 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
"...it'd be no surprise to see Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb delivering another bestseller...The true treasure in this novel is the masterful craftmanship of this powerful duo of female authors who weave together a page-turning narrative through the sensory-rich creations of a parfumeur."--BookTrib
"What would it be like to be friends with Grace Kelly? Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb imagine it in Meet Me in Monaco, which is an utter delight...From Grace's lavish wedding to Sophie's own blossoming romance, this book is a total treat."--Popsugar
"...Meet Me in Monaco is a sweeping novel that will carry you away on a grand adventure. Gaynor and Webb bring the senses alive as the reader is transported back in time and becomes a guest at the...wedding... An enchanting read."--Chanel Cleeton, New York Times bestselling author
"Meet Me in Monaco is a riveting, enchanting novel...A great love story full of suspense and more twists and turns than a hilly road in Monaco."--Jeanne Mackin, author of The Last Collection
"...A scrumptious concoction served up with delectable descriptions and heaps of emotion. Sweet, then bitter, then sweet again, the love story is woven through with Grace's fairy-tale romance with Rainier and its devastating ending, snatching redemption from tragedy in the best Hollywood style."--Publishers Weekly
"Meet Me in Monaco offers a fabulous you-are-there glimpse into the lives of the rich and famous--and real. From Grace Kelly's royal 'wedding of the century' to the luxe lifestyles on the Riviera and in Paris and New York, this novel swept me away."--Karen Harper, New York Times bestselling author of American Duchess and It Girls
"... a spellbinding historical romance...MEET ME IN MONACO is a tale of first, missed, and second chances-of relatable women and men trying to make good lives for themselves in spite of difficult circumstances. It is a fairy tale...with an enchanting, fascinating fairy godmother: Grace Kelly."--Erika Robuck, national bestselling author of Hemingway's Girl
"...a fragrant French bonbon of a book: love, glamour, perfume, and paparazzi all circling around the wedding of the century...."--Kate Quinn, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Alice Network
"A glorious, glamorous summer read! ...The evocation of the 1956 wedding of the year is so sumptuous you feel you are there amongst the glitterati, sipping fine champagne and inhaling the scent of Coeur de Princesse."--Gill Paul, bestselling author of The Secret Wife
"Webb and Gaynor's latest collaboration is a historical fiction home run. The duo brings to life a vivid, engaging heroine, a glorious Côte d'Azur setting, and the ultimate princess, Grace Kelly. MEET ME IN MONACO is smart, romantic, and heartbreaking, and the tale captivates from the start."--Michelle Gable, New York Times bestselling author of A Paris Apartment
"An enchanting novel...Gaynor & Webb weave a wonderful tale of love and loss, graced with the scents of perfumes, magnificent vistas and characters you will not soon forget. A delight for Francophiles, perfumistas, filmbuffs, and everyone who loves a good cry and happy ending."--MJ Rose, New York Times bestselling author
From the Back Cover
Set in the 1950s against the backdrop of Grace Kelly's whirlwind romance and unforgettable wedding to Prince Rainier of Monaco, this page-turning novel of passion, fate, and second chances from New York Times bestselling author Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb takes the reader on an evocative sun-drenched journey along the Côte d'Azur
Movie stars and paparazzi flock to Cannes for the glamorous film festival, but Grace Kelly, the biggest star of all, wants only to escape the flashbulbs. When struggling perfumer Sophie Duval shelters Miss Kelly in her boutique to fend off a persistent British press photographer, James Henderson, a bond is forged between the two women and sets in motion a chain of events that stretches across thirty years of friendship, love, and tragedy.
James Henderson cannot forget his brief encounter with Sophie Duval. Despite his guilt at being away from his daughter, he takes an assignment to cover the wedding of the century, sailing with Grace Kelly's wedding party on the S.S. Constitution from New York. In Monaco, as wedding fever soars and passions and tempers escalate, James and Sophie--like Princess Grace--must ultimately decide what they are prepared to give up for love.
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I have not explored to find out if the co authors are from the USA, but in my opinion, this book has been written for the American public.
It is not as awful as some of that persuasion, but anachronisms there are, which as a European, I have tried to ignore, but somehow cannot.
Not only different terms, customs in a general European/English way, but the time period - 1956 - does not appear to have been fully considered.
Rather, today's attitudes etc. have been transported back to then.
Still, aside from that aspect, it is an easy to read story, & is ideal for escaping, from whatever, for an hour or more.