The Grace Kelly Dress
Baker & Taylor
The iconic wedding dress of Grace Kelly inspires three generations of women to forge their own paths, including a Parisian atelier who is hired to sew a look-alike gown before confronting an impossible choice. 10,000 first printing.
&;Exactly the type of book I love: charming, smart, and brimming with heart.&;
&;EMILY GIFFIN, #1 New York Times bestselling author of All We Ever Wanted
&;Fast paced and entertaining from beginning to end.&;
&;KRISTIN HANNAH, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale
Two years after Grace Kelly&;s royal wedding, her iconic dress is still all the rage in Paris&;and one replica, and the secrets it carries, will inspire three generations of women to forge their own paths in life and in love.
Paris, 1958: Rose, a seamstress at a fashionable atelier, has been entrusted with sewing a Grace Kelly&;look-alike gown for a wealthy bride-to-be. But when, against better judgment, she finds herself falling in love with the bride&;s handsome brother, Rose must make an impossible choice, one that could put all she&;s worked for at risk: love, security and of course, the dress.
Sixty years later, tech CEO Rachel, who goes by the childhood nickname &;Rocky,&; has inherited the dress for her upcoming wedding in New York City. But there&;s just one problem: Rocky doesn&;t want to wear it. A family heirloom dating back to the 1950s, the dress just isn&;t her. Rocky knows this admission will break her mother Joan&;s heart. But what she doesn&;t know is why Joan insists on the dress&;or the heartbreaking secret that changed her mother&;s life decades before, as she herself prepared to wear it.
As the lives of these three women come together in surprising ways, the revelation of the dress&;s history collides with long-buried family heartaches. And in the lead-up to Rocky&;s wedding, they&;ll have to confront the past before they can embrace the beautiful possibilities of the future.
Graydon House Books 03/03/2020