The Grace Kelly Dress
In Paris, 1958, Grace Kelly’s royal wedding dress is still all the rage in fashion circles. Rose, a seamstress at a famous atelier, has just been entrusted with sewing another gown in its image. An orphan, she needs her job to survive. But when Rose finds herself in love with the bride’s handsome brother, she must ...more
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Maybe other readers will disagree but I was hoping for a little more heart to the story. I did enjoy the book especially the seamstress parts of the story, but emotionally it fell kinda flat. I feel like this had the potential to be a teary-eyed type of story but I didn't quite get there.
Rocky is super successful in the tech world and is engaged to be married. A Grace Kelly inspired wedding dress has been worn by other women in her family and now it's Rocky's turn to wear the gown. The ...more
The story revolves around a bridal gown that three different women wore and passed down to her daughter. Each generation wants to make alterations to the dress, which was originally modeled to look like Grace Kelly’s wedding dress. In 1982, Joan wants to have puffy sleeves like Princess ...more
The Grace Kelly Dress is set in 1958, the 1980s & 2020 - each time period focusing on a wedding, a family and of course, a wedding dress. ...more
Rose's story begins in the 1950s in Paris. Rosee is an orphan who works in an atelier as a seamstress. The very talented Rose makes a wedding dress for the lovely Diana and, while doing so, they become friends despite the class barriers. Rose is ...more
I was mesmerized by this book of the magic and history Brenda Janowitz incorporated throughout this book with the stories of Rose and Rachel. All of the plots had to do with love and the conflict that comes with it all because they want to recreate the magic that was once Grace Kelly's wedding dress. I was speechless and ...more
Paris, 1958. Rose is a seamstress at a popular shop where the elite have their wedding dresses made. The wedding dress that Grace Kelly wore several years earlier is still very popular and many women want a wedding dress just like hers. Due to an unforeseen circumstance, Rose ...more
The story of 3 women and the beautiful gown they wore was just very bungled. Rose, the little seamstress grew up as an orphan in 1940’s Paris, but Janowitz fails to mention WW II, which might help us ...more
Rose made the wedding dress, it was inspired by Grace Kelly’s wedding dress.
Joanie wore the dress in the 1980’s. The dress was her mother’s wedding dress.
I’m 2020, Rachel AKA “Rocky” is to wear the wedding dress. She doesn’t like the dress. She respects the tradition and she doesn’t want to hurt her mother or grandmother’s feelings but she does not like the dress.
Each of the woman’s story is told. ...more
This is an interesting story told from three generations about the same dress. Each chapter is from a different decade but easy to follow.
The Grace Kelly Dress does a wonderful job of showing us what brides go through in the months leading up to their wedding. How sometimes heirlooms are more like albatrosses. And how the meaning of love changes from person to person and time to time.
I received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do .
Two years after ...more
Thank you to Graydon House Books and NetGalley for giving me a chance to read this eARC.
The Grace Kelly Dress weaves a story about the lives of three women in the same family tied to a single dress. We meet a talented dressmaker Rose, who is working at an atelier in Paris. The story of her daughter Joan takes place in the 80’s, growing up in a different time with different dreams. Then to round it off is Rocky, Joan’s daughter, who is ...more
"She hated the dress."
Rocky, Joan and Rose all share a couple of things in common: a wedding dress and family. But all is not as it seems with each person and how they come to grips with what they want in their lives and what they think their mothers or mentors want of them, including the wedding dress.
Rose is a successful seamstress in Paris in 1958 who falls in love with the wrong man. I really, really wanted this story to finish with who she marries and where they live, etc.
Rose is a seamstress for a legendary fashion /wedding dress designer in Paris. She gets a unique ...more
I was drawn into the giveaway because of “Grace Kelly” in the title. I love to read anything about her. In this case it was totally about a beautiful wedding gown created in the style of Grace Kelly’s gown. It appears that every young bride during that time wanted a dress similar to the Princess!
The story was written in 3 time lines - 1 dress ...more
It has everything that I look for when looking for a light women’s fiction - it takes place in multiple time frames, it involves women and their relationships, it incorporates fashion and sewing and for good measure part of it takes place in Paris.
The main character of the story is the dress, it’s what ties all three women together. The women are Rose, the seamstress from 1958 who actually sews the dress. Her daughter ...more
What I liked:
I enjoyed the split timelines focusing on the three generations of women who would wear the wedding dress. Rocky's story was my favorite and I enjoyed Rose's, but Joanie's fell a bit flat for me. It was fun to read about each woman as they planned their wedding, or in Rose's case made the ...more
The wedding dress, like the three generations of women whose lives were impacted by both its creation and its history, is woven layer by ...more