Tuesday, February 25, 2020

The Girl in White Gloves: A Novel of Grace Kelly by Kerri Maher

All I knew about Grace Kelly was that she was the Princess of Monaco and lived a fairy tale life.  Reading the fictionalized account of her life let's you know it wasn't like a fairy tale.

Berkley Publishing and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published today.

She lived a quiet life at home but when she went away to college things changed.  She found she enjoyed acting and she also enjoyed men.  She pursued an acting career and got one.  She had several casual affairs that usually ended when she found out they were still married.  When she found one she really loved, her parents wouldn't let her marry him.  So she moved on.

She had quite a few acting roles with older established male actors.  She enjoyed acting but her family didn't approve of that either.  Then she met Prince Rainier.  He's good looking, charming, and gentle with her.  She doesn't expect to be asked to be his bride, but she says yes.

Life is different for her now.  She's Royalty and has no privacy.  She finds he wants to tell her what to do. The first unfortunate thing is that he doesn't want her to act anymore.  She has three children with him and they are her life.

The longer they are married, the more they disagree.  She'd leave him but the contract she signed said the children would remain with him.  She bides her time.  She plans to move when the children are old enough to visit without his permission and she has another movie she will audition for.  She's found a happy ending but it's not meant to be...

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