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 and THE HUNTRESS.
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Set in the 1950s against the backdrop of Grace Kelly’s whirlwind romance and unforgettable wedding to Prince Rainier of Monaco, New York Times bestselling author Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb take the reader on an evocative sun-drenched journey along the Côte d’Azur in this page-turning novel of passion, fate and second chances…
Movie stars and paparazzi flock to Cannes for the glamorous film festival, but Grace Kelly, the biggest star of all, wants only to escape from the flash-bulbs. 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 SS 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.
Sophie owns a struggling perfumery. By happenstance, Grace Kelly comes into her shop to hide from a reporter. This begins a lifelong friendship between Grace and Sophie.
This is a delightful and wonderfully written book. I was completely captivated by Sophie and Grace. Then there is James, the reporter. He puts a twist in the story. James and Sophie SLOWLY make their way toward a budding romance. They have many obstacles and life changes to overcome. I enjoyed reading about them just as much as I enjoyed Grace.
I could not help myself. I researched all about Grace Kelly and her wedding while I was reading this. Such a fascinating romance And such a wonderful lady. And of course…her dress! I love a book that has me googling!
I received this novel from the publisher for a honest review.