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Publisher's Summary

“Perfect for fans of Grace Kelly, royal-watchers, and fans of biographical fiction alike." (PopSugar)

A Library Reads Pick and Historical Novel Society Editor’s Choice!

A life in snapshots....

Grace 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. 

A woman in living color....

But behind the lens, beyond the panoramic views of glistening Mediterranean azure, she knows the truth. The sacrifices it takes for an unappreciated girl from Philadelphia to defy her family and become the reigning queen of the screen. The heartbreaking reasons she trades Hollywood for a crown. The loneliness of being a princess in a fairy tale kingdom that is all too real. Hardest of all for her adoring fans and loyal subjects to comprehend is the harsh reality that to be the most envied woman in the world does not mean she is the happiest. 

Starved for affection and purpose, facing a labyrinth of romantic and social expectations with more twists and turns than Monaco’s infamous winding roads, Grace must find her own way to fulfillment. But what she risks - her art, her family, her marriage - she may never get back.

©2020 Kerri Maher (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"The stunning and very human story of a beloved icon.... Full of nuance and poignancy - this novel is gorgeous." (Allison Pataki, New York Times best-selling author of The Queen’s Fortune)

"[A] fascinating, deeply researched novel of the extraordinary Grace Kelly...establishes Maher as a true force in biographical fiction." (Beatriz Williams, New York Times best-selling author of The Golden Hour)

"A captivating look behind the scenes at the life of the iconic Grace she searches for authenticity in a world clamoring instead for a picture-perfect princess." (Marie Benedict, New York Times best-selling author of The Only Woman in the Room)

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  • 30-04-2020


Not much new here. Boring if you already know the story of the princess. Voice of narrator so soft had volume all the way up and sometimes still difficult to here.

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