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The Girl in White Gloves

(2020)
A Novel of Grace Kelly
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A life in snapshots…

Grace knows what people see. She’s the Cinderella story. An icon of glamor and elegance frozen in dazzling Technicolor. The picture of perfection. The girl in white gloves.

A woman in living color…

But behind the lens, beyond the panoramic views of glistening Mediterranean azure, she knows the truth. The sacrifices it takes for an unappreciated girl from Philadelphia to defy her family and become the reigning queen of the screen. The heartbreaking reasons she trades Hollywood for a crown. The loneliness of being a princess in a fairy tale kingdom that is all too real.

Hardest of all for her adoring fans and loyal subjects to comprehend, is the harsh reality that to be the most envied woman in the world does not mean she is the happiest. Starved for affection and purpose, facing a labyrinth of romantic and social expectations with more twists and turns than Monaco’s infamous winding roads, Grace must find her own way to fulfillment. But what she risks--her art, her family, her marriage—she may never get back.

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"A captivating look behind the scenes at the life of the iconic Grace Kelly... as she searches for authenticity in a world clamoring instead for a picture-perfect princess." - Marie Benedict

"Anyone who loves the glamour of classic movies will love The Girl in White Gloves. Kerri Maher transforms Grace Kelly from a legendary screen idol into a real and relatable woman. I was captivated by Grace's struggle for personal and professional acceptance, and her search for balance between ambition and family." - Georgie Blalock

"Daring and deep. Maher successfully lifts the curtain of mystery that surrounded a princess and a movie star, revealing a headstrong, complex woman with a riveting story to tell." - Fiona Davis

"The Girl in White Gloves offers a tantalizing, behind-the-scenes look at Grace Kelly's life. An absolute treat - I loved it!" - Hazel Gaynor

"Maher's compulsively readable portrait of a woman hungry to find her place in the world." - Greer Macallister

"A fabulous page-turner, full of joy and heartbreak and all the elegance and adventure that Grace embodied. This perceptive look at the beautiful woman who sacrificed everything for her talent and ambition, and then sacrificed her career for love, is as thrilling as one of Grace's own screen performances, with the perfect balance of passion and vulnerability. I loved this book!" - Jeanne MacKin

"The stunning and very human story of a beloved icon.... Full of nuance and poignancy--this novel is gorgeous." - Allison Pataki

"A perfect jewel of a novel. While this is very much Kelly's story, it's Maher's broader themes of challenging expectations and finding one's voice that set this book apart. She has definitely earned her spot on my auto-read list." - Alix Rickloff

"In this moving, bittersweet, and deeply honest novel, the real woman behind the myth that is Grace Kelly - glamorous movie star and fairy-tale princess - comes to full-throated life. We are held spellbound by her artistry, desire, thwarted dreams, and indefatigable will." - Sarah Jane Stratford

"The riveting story of a woman who everyone thought had it all, who in fact struggled and sacrificed to find her own happiness." - Stephanie Thornton

"Compelling and thoughtful.... Maher imbues her heroine with grace, passion and strength, giving us a behind-the-scenes look into the sacrifices that Kelly made in becoming not once, but twice, an icon." - Bryn Turnbull

"The Girl in White Gloves is a captivating novel of love, family, and the cost of regret. I devoured it one sitting!" - Heather Webb

"[A] fascinating, deeply researched novel of the extraordinary Grace Kelly ... establishes Maher as a true force in biographical fiction." - Beatriz Williams


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Title: The Girl in White Gloves: A Novel of Grace Kelly (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic)
Author(s): Kerri Maher
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Title: The Girl in White Gloves: A Novel of Grace Kelly
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