MEET ME IN MONACO (WilliamMorrow) by the duet writing team of Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb is set in the 1950s against the backdrop of Grace Kelly’s whirlwind romance and glamorous wedding to Prince Rainier of Monaco. The bestselling authors take readers 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, fending 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.
Hooray for old black and white Hollywood films and everything Royal. I love Grace Kelly’s movies and I loved following her fairy tale wedding to Prince Rainier. MEET ME IN MONACO is a delightful description of the romance, friendship and ultimately tragedy of The World’s FIRST Princess. It grabs you with the glitz and glamour. It’s a delicious summer reading treat. It also happens to have one of the most beautiful covers designed.
Meet authors, Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webber
Hazel Gaynor is an award-winning, New York Times, USA Today and Irish Times bestselling historical novelist. Her 2014 debut novel The Girl Who Came Home—A Novel of the Titanic hit the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists, and went on to win the 2015 Historical Novel of the Year award from the Romantic Novelists’ Association. Her second novel A Memory of Violets, was also a New York Times bestseller, and her third, The Girl from The Savoy was an Irish Times and Globe & Mail bestseller, and a finalist for the 2016 Irish Book Awards. Her 2017 release The Cottingley Secret hit the Globe & Mail and USA Today bestseller lists. Last Christmas in Paris (co-written with Heather Webb) was also a Globe & Mail bestseller, and won the 2018 Women’s Fiction Writers Association STAR Award.
All Hazel’s novels have been received to critical-acclaim and are translated into ten foreign languages and published in seventeen countries to date. Hazel lives in Ireland with her husband and two children and is represented by Michelle Brower at Aevitas Creative, New York.
Heather Webb is the award-winning and international bestselling author of historical novels BecomingJosephine, Rodin’s Lover, The Phantom’s Apprentice, and Last Christmas in Paris: A Novel of WWI. In 2015, Rodin’s Lover was a Goodread’s Top Pick, and in 2017, Last Christmas in Paris became a Globe & Mail Bestseller and also won the 2018 Women’s Fiction Writers Association STAR Award. To date, Heather’s books have sold in multiple countries worldwide, received national starred reviews, and have been featured in print media including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, Cosmopolitan, Elle, France Magazine, and more.
Heather is a professional freelance editor and shares advice at one of her favorite places on the internet, award-winning writing site WriterUnboxed.com. When not writing, she feeds her cookbook addiction, geeks out on history and pop culture, and looks for excuses to head to the other side of the world.
Heather is represented by agent Michelle Brower of Aevitas Creative Management.
Thanks to Kathleen Carter Communications we have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us your thoughts about Princess Grace. I just see magic and beauty in everything she did. We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.
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