Meet Me in Monaco
A Novel of Grace Kelly's Royal Wedding
By Hazel Gaynor & Heather Webb
Narrated by Nancy Peterson & Jeremy Arthur / 9 hours 31 minutes
“I equate Meet Me In Monaco with savoring an ice cream sundae. I read it slowly because every page brought me pure delight. It is the story of a struggling perfumer who meets a handsome celebrity photographer. The cherry on top is the backdrop - Grace Kelly's wedding. Meet Me In Monaco is historical fiction at its finest. It was difficult for me to bid adieu to the beautiful, colorful characters. I especially valued the narration on this one. The delightful French accent was magnifique!”Melinda, Buttonwood Books and Toys
Set in the 1950s against the backdrop of Grace Kelly’s whirlwind romance and glamourous 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, 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.