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Brenda is the author of six novels, including THE GRACE KELLY DRESS. Her seventh novel, THE LIZ TAYLOR RING, will be published by Harper Collins/ Graydon House on February 1, 2022. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Real Simple, The Sunday Times (UK), Salon, Redbook, USA Today, Bustle, The Forward, the New York Post, Publisher’s Weekly, Hello Giggles, Writer’s Digest Magazine, WritersDigest.com, and xojane. She is the former Books Correspondent for PopSugar.

Brenda attended Cornell University and Hofstra Law School, where she was a member of the Law Review. Upon graduation from Hofstra, worked for the law firm Kaye Scholer, LLP, and did a federal clerkship with the Honorable Marilyn Dolan Go, United States
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Brenda Janowitz Writing is re-writing. From the first draft of my latest novel to the second, the book changed dramatically, and I think that the story is ultimately …moreWriting is re-writing. From the first draft of my latest novel to the second, the book changed dramatically, and I think that the story is ultimately better for it. But when you’re a newer writer, it’s so hard to cut things, and it’s even harder to completely trash a part of the book and start from scratch. But really, editing the book is the thing that makes it better, and ultimately, makes you a better writer.(less)
Brenda Janowitz Just write. Don’t overthink it. It sounds simple, but there are so many reasons not to write—work, kids, family, life in general. The main thing is to…moreJust write. Don’t overthink it. It sounds simple, but there are so many reasons not to write—work, kids, family, life in general. The main thing is to just get the words down. You can edit later.

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Published on January 14, 2022 10:36 Tags: brendajanowitz, theliztaylorring, winterreads, womensfihtion
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THE LIZ TAYLOR RING (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Three siblings. A priceless family ring. One legendary love story. In 1978, Lizzie Morgan and Ritchie Schneider embark on a whirlwind romance on the bright beaches and glamorous yachts of Long Island. Over the years, their relationship has its share of ups and downs, including a nine-month hiatus that ends with a stunning eleven-carat ring—one that looks just like the diamond Richard Burton gifted Liz Taylor after their own separation. Like the famous couple, despite the drama that would unfold throughout the Schneiders’ marriage, the ring would be there as a symbol of their love…until it wasn't. Decades later, when the lost ring unexpectedly resurfaces, the Schneiders’ three children gather under one roof for the first time in years, eager to get their hands on this beloved, expensive reminder of their departed parents. But determining the fate of the heirloom is no simple task, unearthing old wounds and heartaches the siblings can't ignore. And when the ring reveals a secret that challenges everything they thought they knew about their parents’ epic love story, they’ll have to decide whether to move forward as a family or let the ring break them once and for all.
THE GRACE KELLY DRESS (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: One dress. Three generations of women. A lifetime of 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.
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“PICK YOUR FABRIC “The importance of this step cannot be understated. If you pick the wrong fabric, your dress is doomed from the start. Pick a fabric that has the right weight, that will flatter the design. And the figure of the bride who will wear it. Once you pick your fabric, the die is cast. There is no going back.”
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“The dress only means something if you want it to. What is important are the people behind it. When it comes to these things that are handed down from generation to generation, each woman leaves her own mark on it, so that it tells ours story, stitch by stitch.”
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“We need to remember the past so that we can more clearly see where we are going.”
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“The dress only means something if you want it to. What is important are the people behind it. When it comes to these things that are handed down from generation to generation, each woman leaves her own mark on it, so that it tells ours story, stitch by stitch.”
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Andrea Kulman Hi & thank you for being a friend on Good Reads.


Jeannie Faulkner Barber Thanks Brenda for the add! What an impressive bio! I wish you a bountiful Thanksgiving!
Blessings,
Jeannie


Kondalrao thanks for adding me as your friend


Ashley (bookworm84) Hi Brenda

Thanks for accepting my friend request. I just bought "Jack with a Twist" and I cannot wait to read it!!


Maggie Brenda
Thank you for accepting my friend request! Wow, so you were an attorney too?! I haven't read your two books, but I've ordered them and will read them. Congratulations on your success!
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Maggie Marr

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message 3: by Daniel (last edited Feb 29, 2008 02:27PM)

Daniel
Hi Brenda, I've added Scot On The Rocks and your other book Jack With A Twist to my to-read list.


message 2: by Rebecca (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:13PM)

Rebecca Thanks for adding me, and giving me another addiction to get caught up in!


message 1: by Jessica (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:10PM)

Jessica Thank you for adding me! I have actually been meaning to read your book...a friend recommended it. She said it was great! :)


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