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Meet Me in Monaco

A Novel of Grace Kelly's Royal Wedding
Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
Categories: Fiction, Sagas
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Summary

Set in the 1950s against the backdrop of Grace Kelly’s whirlwind romance and glamorous wedding to Prince Rainier of Monaco, New York Times best-selling author Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb take the listener on an evocative, sun-drenched journey along the Côte d’Azur in this pause-resisting 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 flashbulbs. 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 30 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.

©2019 Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb (P)2019 HarperAudio

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  • Sandy Moore
  • 25-09-19

Enchante

one of the most delightful books I have ever read. I wish I could smell the perfume.

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  • Kim
  • 10-10-19

Charming and well written

Charming and well written could sound like a oxymoron. But, to my delight, this book was truly both. I really enjoyed the production.

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  • CAdreaming
  • 29-09-19

Wonderful story

It’s a lovely story that captures the essence of the Côte d’Azur and Monaco. It makes me want to know more about Grace Kelly.

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  • Mary J Mittner
  • 10-09-19

Satisfying Ending

While I liked the story, and the narration, sometimes the story lagged a bit. There was perhaps a little too much self-examination & guilt.

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  • Hat
  • 02-09-19

Great story, but disappointing ending.

I loved the story up until the ending. I so imagined them reconnecting once his daughter recovered, he & his daughter moving to France near Sophie, James pursuing his love of photography landscapes and Sophie slowing teaching James’ daughter the business since she already had a love of science. I also would have liked more details of her business’ success. Great story, but ending came up short and flat.