Meet Me in Monaco

Meet Me in Monaco Read Meet Me In Monaco Author Hazel Gaynor Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk 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 C Te 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. A delightfully sweet romance layered with historical fiction, life lessons, and difficult choices SUMMARYThe beautiful actress Grace Kelly is visiting the Cannes Film Festival in May 1955 where she is relentlessly pursued by a British photographer Kelly enters a perfume shop where she is tucked away in an office by the shop s owner, Sophie Duval just as the pursuing photographer enters the shop Because of this act of kindness the two women form a bond that lasts a lifetime.Sophie, a struggling perfumer, confronts the photographer, James Henderson and sends him on his way, but before he leaves he snaps a quick photo of the shop owner In the days and weeks that follow, James can t seem to forget his encounter with Sophia He sends her a copy of the photo After dealing with the death of a good friend, James is given the coveted assignment to cover the wedding of the century, and sail with Grace Kelly s wedding party to Monaco Before sailing to Monaco he sends a letter to Sophia requesting a date Perhaps a romance will bloom REVIEWMEET ME IN MONACO smells as delightful as the Duval parfumerie in Cannes You can just smell the scents of jasmine, violets, lavender and tuberose wafting from the shop s beautiful glass bottles, on the streets of Cannes and from the fields of Grasse, where Sophie s family has grown their flowers for generations I couldn t stop myself from in
When I heard the amazing writing team of Hazel and Heather had a new book AND it was set against the backdrop of the wedding of Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier, I knew I had to read it Filled with glamour, history and romance, Meet Me in Monaco is a page turning must read Like their wonderful collaboration LAST CHRISTMAS IN PARIS, Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb have again crafted a spellbinding historical romance Set largely on the lush Cote d Azur, MEET ME IN MONACO is a tale of first, missed, and second chances of relatable women and men trying to make good lives for themselves in spite of difficult circumstances It is a fairy tale set in post war Europe, with an enchanting, fascinating fairy godmother Grace Kelly.This novel about parfumeur, Sophie Duval, has a clever arrangement, with Part One Head Notes first impressions , Part Two Heart Notes falling in love , and Part Three Base Notes denouvement Like a flower unfurling, a closed off Sophie begins to open herself to life and love The quiet, gentle creation process she uses in crafting the perfect scent for the royal bride to be perfectly balances the paparazzi laden frenzy preceding the wedding of Prince Ranier III to American Hollywood star, Grace Kelly.It s the kin
The advanced copy fairy continues to treat me very well Here are my thoughts about this fantastic book Webb and Gaynor s latest collaboration is a historical fiction home run The duo brings to life a vivid, engaging heroine, a glorious C te d Azur setting, and the ultimate princess,
This was, until the last 34 pages, a perfect 5 star read It s still good, delightful, and beautifully written but the ending, while ultimately sweet, initially left me bitter. Full review coming soon. Oh, to be transported to Monaco during the days of Grace Kelly s courtship with Prince Ranier Well, reading Meet Me in Monaco is the second best option in May of 1955, we meet Sophie, a young parfumeur with a distinctive talent for creating beautiful, unique scents On the run from the paparazzi, Grace Kelly seeks refuge in Sophie s shop and a friendship is born Coincidentally, the very paparazzo that Grace is hiding from becomes a man of great significance to young Sophie and we receive alternating chapters in his perspective as well Interspersed with news articles from the courtship of Grace and the Prince of Monaco, we watch Sophie s friendship with Grace Kelly bloom and get cameos from other cool Hollywood figures, such as Alfred Hitchcock and how this friendship shapes her life Gaynor and Webb write so fluidly as a duo that there is never any feeling that this novel was written by two authors, but rather
Ah Monaco The perfect place for romance In this delightful book the authors tell the story of actress Grace Kelly traveling to Monaco to join Prince Rainier III in the marriage of the century when she will become Princess Grace With fairytale worthy descriptions of the castle, the church, the flowers, the wedding dresses, I was swept away to join in all the festivities This fast paced lo
A floating, balmy romantic read that takes place primarily in the Cote d Azure of France The backdrop is a chance meeting of Hollywood star Grace Kelly, perfumer Sophie Duval, and Jim Henderson the photographer she was trying to avoid From the Cannes Film Festival 1955, the epic wedding of Grace Kelly to Prince Rainier, through the next 20 years, these lives would be intertwined A love story of coming of ag
As I sigh and take a deep breath, I wonder and think about this book If s Buts Maybes Memories and regrets They are all carried in the stars I love this quote from this beautiful book A scent has the power to evoke a memory Sophie Duval is a perfumer She creates scents that can hold memories This book is a richly woven tapestry of love and memories It is interlaced with Grace Kelly s story of becoming a Princess and is an integral part of Sophie and James story Sophie and James are the main characters in this book This story is told in their alternating voices I came to love them both so much I was absorbed by this story from the very beginning I could see the fields of flowers, I could smell their exquisite scents I was there in France I felt a part of the story I felt the swell of emotions, from happiness to sadness This is an absolutely exquisite read Filled with beautifu

[BOOKS] ⚡ Meet Me in Monaco  By Hazel Gaynor – Manchesterjobvacancies.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 384 pages
  • Meet Me in Monaco
  • Hazel Gaynor
  • 26 August 2017
  • 9780062885364