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The Grace Kelly Dress

(2020)
A novel by

 
 
“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.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"Brenda Janowitz's gift is understanding and revealing the nuances of complicated families, of love embraced, love lost and love reclaimed. With The Grace Kelly Dress she has stitched together a seamless intergenerational modern-day fairy tale, with a very contemporary twist." - Mary Kay Andrews

"In The Grace Kelly Dress, Brenda Janowitz seams together a delicate and beautiful story of family, love, fate, and yes, fashion. Fans of Emily Giffin and Jennifer Weiner should say 'yes' to this tale of three generations of women whose lives are touched by one iconic dress. I loved it!" - Jamie Brenner

"A poignant and delicious novel about how a dress can define a family, and how family can lovingly reinvent itself. Told with Brenda Janowitz's characteristic humor and insight, The Grace Kelly Dress is a winner." - Laura Dave

"Janowitz's latest is just like the multi-generational wedding dress of the title: elegant, layered, and utterly original. She once again delivers a powerful story brimming with love." - Fiona Davis

"Exactly the type of book I love: charming, smart, and brimming with heart." - Emily Giffin

"Brenda Janowitz writes with extraordinary humor and heart, her writing growing in beauty and maturity with every book. This is a book that has to be added to your nightstand immediately." - Jane Green

"Fast paced and entertaining from beginning to end." - Kristin Hannah

"In The Grace Kelly Dress, Brenda Janowitz masterfully explores how three generations of women bring their own personal histories to a family heirloom wedding dress. This beautiful and poignant novel makes us ponder what invisible threads unite us and what textures will always be our own. A truly wonderful read!" - Alyson Richman


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August 2020 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Grace Kelly Dress
Author(s): Brenda Janowitz
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Title: The Grace Kelly Dress: A Novel
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Title: The Grace Kelly Dress: A Novel
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March 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: The Grace Kelly Dress
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ISBN: 1-09-409829-9 / 978-1-09-409829-6
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March 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: The Grace Kelly Dress: A Novel
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ISBN: 1-09-409830-2 / 978-1-09-409830-2
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March 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: The Grace Kelly Dress: Library Edition
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Title: The Grace Kelly Dress: A Novel
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