James henderson cannot forget his brief encounter with Sophie Duval. A fragrant french bonbon of a book: love, glamour, perfume, and paparazzi all circling around the wedding of the century. Kate quinn, new york times bestselling author of THE ALICE NETWORK and THE HUNTRESS. Named one of instyle's best books to put in your totebag for the summer!named one of popsugar’s best books to put in your beachbag this summer and one of the best books of July!Set in the 1950s against the backdrop of Grace Kelly’s whirlwind romance and unforgettable 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 Côte d’Azur in this page-turning novel of passion, fate and second chances.
Meet Me in Monaco: A Novel of Grace Kelly's Royal Wedding #ad - . 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. 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.
The Girl from The Savoy: A NovelWilliam Morrow Paperbacks #ad - Sometimes it gives you a chanel gown …’dolly Lane is a dreamer; a downtrodden maid who longs to dance on the London stage, but her life has been fractured by the Great War. Memories of the soldier she loved, of secret shame and profound loss, by turns pull her back and spur her on to make a better life.
When she finds employment as a chambermaid at london’s grandest hotel, The Savoy, Dolly takes a step closer to the glittering lives of the Bright Young Things who thrive on champagne, jazz and rebellion. Presenting a dazzling new historical novel … The Girl From The Savoy is as sparkling as champagne and as thrilling as the era itself.
The Girl from The Savoy: A Novel #ad - Sometimes life gives you cotton stockings. Right now, she must exist on the fringes of power, wealth and glamor—she must remain invisible and unimportant. But her fortunes take an unexpected turn when she responds to a struggling songwriter’s advertisement for a ‘muse’ and finds herself thrust into London’s exhilarating theatre scene and into the lives of celebrated actress, Loretta May, and her brother, Perry.
Loretta and perry may have the life Dolly aspires to, but they too are searching for something. Now, the girl from the savoy must make difficult choices: between two men; between two classes, at the precipice of the life she has and the one she longs for, between everything she knows and everything she dreams of.
A brighter future is tantalizingly close—but can a girl like Dolly ever truly leave her past behind? .
The Other Windsor Girl: A Novel of Princess Margaret, Royal RebelWilliam Morrow Paperbacks #ad - Thrust into the center of margaret’s social and royal life, Vera watches the princess’s love affair with dashing Captain Peter Townsend unfurl. Soon, vera gains margaret’s confidence and the privileged position of second lady-in-waiting to the Princess. The royal socialite, sparkles in the company of her glittering entourage of wealthy young aristocrats known as the Margaret Set, cigarette holder in one hand, cocktail in the other, but her outrageous lifestyle conflicts with her place as Queen Elizabeth’s younger sister.
As time and princess margaret’s scandalous behavior progress, both women will be forced to choose between status, duty, and love… . A chance meeting with the Princess changes her life forever. But while margaret, as a member of the Royal Family, is not free to act on her desires, Vera soon wants the freedom to pursue her own dreams.
The Other Windsor Girl: A Novel of Princess Margaret, Royal Rebel #ad - Named one of the best books of the week by the new york post!in a historical debut evoking the style of The Crown, the daughter of an impoverished noble is swept into the fame and notoriety of the royal family and Princess Margaret's fast-living friends when she is appointed as Margaret's second Lady-in-Waiting.
Diana, catherine, Meghan…glamorous Princess Margaret outdid them all. Can she be a dutiful princess while still dazzling the world on her own terms?Post-war Britain isn’t glamorous for The Honorable Vera Strathmore. Georgie blalock captures the fascinating, fast-living princess and her “set” as seen through the eyes of one of her ladies-in-waiting.
While writing scandalous novels, she dreams of living and working in New York, and regaining the happiness she enjoyed before her fiancé was killed in the war.
The Cottingley Secret: A NovelWilliam Morrow Paperbacks #ad - Now, in her newest novel, international bestseller Hazel Gaynor reimagines their story. 1917… it was inexplicable, england, impossible, claim to have photographed fairies at the bottom of the garden, Frances Griffiths and Elsie Wright from Cottingley, but it had to be true—didn’t it? When two young cousins, their parents are astonished.
Frances and Elsie will hide their secret for many decades. But frances longs for the truth to be told. One hundred years later… when olivia kavanagh finds an old manuscript in her late grandfather’s bookshop she becomes fascinated by the story it tells of two young girls who mystified the world. As she begins to understand why a nation once believed in fairies, can Olivia find a way to believe in herself? .
But it is the discovery of an old photograph that leads her to realize how the fairy girls’ lives intertwine with hers, connecting past to present, and blurring her understanding of what is real and what is imagined. An artful weaving of old legends with new realities, new york times bestselling author of the dressmakerone of bookbub's most-anticipated Books of Summer 2017! The New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Came Home turns the clock back one hundred years to a time when two young girls from Cottingley, Yorkshire, this tale invites the reader to wonder: could it be true?” — Kate Alcott, convinced the world that they had done the impossible and photographed fairies in their garden.
The Cottingley Secret: A Novel #ad - But when one of the great novelists of the time, sir arthur Conan Doyle, the girls become a national sensation, becomes convinced of the photographs’ authenticity, their discovery offering hope to those longing for something to believe in amid a world ravaged by war. The cottingley secret tells the tale of two girls who somehow convince the world that magic exists.
The Kennedy DebutanteBerkley #ad - Kick finds work as a journalist and joins the Red Cross to get back to England, where she will have to decide where her true loyalties lie—with family or with love. Eager to escape the watchful eye of her strict mother, rose; the antics of her older brothers, Kick is ready to strike out on her own and is soon swept off her feet by Billy Hartington, Jack and Joe; and the erratic behavior of her sister Rosemary, the future Duke of Devonshire.
And when war breaks like a tidal wave across her world, Billy is ripped from her arms as the Kennedys are forced to return to the States. A riveting reimagining of a true tale of forbidden love. People the captivating novel following the exploits of Kathleen “Kick” Kennedy, the forgotten and rebellious daughter of one of America's greatest political dynasties.
The Kennedy Debutante #ad - But their love is forbidden, as Kick's devout Catholic family and Billy's staunchly Protestant one would never approve their match. London, 1938. The effervescent "it girl" of london society since her father was named the ambassador, Kathleen "Kick" Kennedy moves in rarefied circles, rubbing satin-covered elbows with some of the twentieth century's most powerful figures.
The Girl Who Came Home: A Novel of the Titanic P.S.William Morrow Paperbacks #ad - Waking up alone in a new york hospital, she vows never to speak of the terror and panic of that terrible night ever again. Chicago, 1982. When disaster strikes, Maggie is one of the lucky few passengers in steerage who survives. For seventeen-year-old Maggie Murphy, the journey is bittersweet. Inspired by true events, the new york times bestselling novel the Girl Who Came Home is the poignant story of a group of Irish emigrants aboard RMS Titanic—a seamless blend of fact and fiction that explores the tragedy's impact and its lasting repercussions on survivors and their descendants.
Ireland, 1912. Adrift after the death of her father, Grace Butler struggles to decide what comes next. Though her future lies in an unknown new place, her heart remains in Ireland with Séamus, the sweetheart she left behind. Fourteen members of a small village set sail on RMS Titanic, hoping to find a better life in America.
The Girl Who Came Home: A Novel of the Titanic P.S. #ad - When her great nana maggie shares the painful secret she harbored for almost a lifetime about the Titanic, the revelation gives Grace new direction—and leads her and Maggie to unexpected reunions with those they thought lost long ago.
The Golden Hour: A NovelWilliam Morrow #ad - . Inevitably, the willful and wounded Lulu falls in love. Newly-widowed leonora “lulu” randolph arrives in the Bahamas to investigate the Governor and his wife for a New York society magazine. But as she infiltrates the duke and duchess’s social circle, and the powerful cabal that controls the islands’ political and financial affairs, she uncovers evidence that beneath the glister of Wallis and Edward’s marriage lies an ugly—and even treasonous—reality.
The bahamas, 1941. What more intriguing backdrop for their romance than a wartime Caribbean paradise, a colonial playground for kingpins of ill-gotten empires?Or so Lulu imagines. Benedict thorpe disappears without a trace, a wartime tragedy, and Lulu embarks on a journey to London and beyond to unpick Thorpe’s complicated family history: a fateful love affair, and a mother from whom all joy is stolen.
The Golden Hour: A Novel #ad - The stories of two unforgettable women thread together in this extraordinary epic of espionage, sacrifice, human love, and human courage, set against a shocking true crime . After all, american readers have an insatiable appetite for news of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, that glamorous couple whose love affair nearly brought the British monarchy to its knees five years earlier.
In fact, and racial tension, windsor-era nassau seethes with spies, financial swindles, and in the middle of it all stands Benedict Thorpe: a scientist of tremendous charm and murky national loyalties. Then nassau’s wealthiest man is murdered in one of the most notorious cases of the century, and the resulting coverup reeks of royal privilege.
Beatriz williams, the new york times bestselling author of the summer wives, traitors, is back with another hot summer read; a dazzling epic of World War II in which a beautiful young “society reporter” is sent to the Bahamas, a haven of spies, and the infamous Duke and Duchess of Windsor.
American Duchess: A Novel of Consuelo VanderbiltWilliam Morrow Paperbacks #ad - Consuelo finds an inner strength, charming everyone from debutantes to diplomats including Winston Churchill, as she fights for women’s suffrage. But a deal was made, trading some of the vast Vanderbilt wealth for a title and prestige, and Consuelo, bred to obey, realizes she must make the best of things.
Massive crowds surge forward, awaiting their glimpse of heiress Consuelo Vanderbilt. And when she takes a scandalous leap, can she hope to attain love at last…?From the dawning of the opulent Gilded Age, to the battles of the Second World War, American Duchess is a riveting tale of one woman’s quest to attain independence—at any price.
Bullied into the wedding by her indomitable mother, Alva, Consuelo loves another. Just 18, the beautiful bride has not only arrived late, but in tears, yet her marriage to the aloof Duke of Marlborough proceeds. Before there was meghan Markle, there was Consuelo Vanderbilt, the original American Duchess.
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At blenheim palace, consuelo is confronted with an overwhelming list of duties, including producing an “heir and a spare, ” but her relationship with the duke quickly disintegrates. .
Last Christmas in Paris: A Novel of World War IWilliam Morrow Paperbacks #ad - An unforgettably romantic novel that spans four christmases 1914-1918, Last Christmas in Paris explores the ruins of war, the strength of love, and the enduring hope of the Christmas season. New york times bestselling author Hazel Gaynor has joined with Heather Webb to create this unforgettably romantic novel of the Great War.
August 1914. Frustrated by life as a privileged young lady, evie longs to play a greater part in the conflict—but how?—and as Thomas struggles with the unimaginable realities of war he also faces personal battles back home where War Office regulations on press reporting cause trouble at his father’s newspaper business.
Through their letters, Evie and Thomas share their greatest hopes and fears—and grow ever fonder from afar. As evie elliott watches her brother, will, thomas harding, and his best friend, she believes—as everyone does—that it will be over by Christmas, depart for the front, when the trio plan to celebrate the holiday among the romantic cafes of Paris.
Last Christmas in Paris: A Novel of World War I #ad - But as history tells us, it all happened so differently… Evie and Thomas experience a very different war. But one final letter is waiting for him…. Can love flourish amid the horror of the First World War, or will fate intervene?Christmas 1968. With failing health, thomas returns to Paris—a cherished packet of letters in hand—determined to lay to rest the ghosts of his past.
England is at war.
American Princess: A Novel of First Daughter Alice RooseveltBerkley #ad - As bold as her signature color alice blue, the gum-chewing, cigarette-smoking, poker-playing First Daughter discovers that the only way for a woman to stand out in Washington is to make waves—oceans of them. With the canny sophistication of the savviest politician on the Hill, Alice uses her celebrity to her advantage, testing the limits of her power and the seductive thrill of political entanglements.
But washington, dc is rife with heartaches and betrayals, and when Alice falls hard for a smooth-talking congressman it will take everything this rebel has to emerge triumphant and claim her place as an American icon. As alice soldiers through the devastation of two world wars and brazens out a cutting feud with her famous Roosevelt cousins, it's no wonder everyone in the capital refers to her as the Other Washington Monument—and Alice intends to outlast them all.
American Princess: A Novel of First Daughter Alice Roosevelt #ad - As juicy and enlightening as a page in Meghan Markle's diary. Instyle“presidential darling, america’s sweetheart, national rebel: Teddy Roosevelt’s swashbuckling daughter Alice springs to life in this raucous anthem to a remarkable woman. Kate quinn, new york times bestselling author of The Alice Network and The HuntressA sweeping novel from renowned author Stephanie Marie Thornton.
. Alice may be the president's daughter, but she's nobody's darling.
The Last Collection: A Novel of Elsa Schiaparelli and Coco ChanelBerkley #ad - An american woman becomes entangled in the intense rivalry between iconic fashion designers Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli in this captivating novel from the acclaimed author of The Beautiful American. Paris, 1938. They oppose each other at every turn, and practical; Schiaparelli’s bold, experimental, elegant, in both their politics and their designs: Chanel’s are classic, and surreal.
When lily sutter, a recently widowed young American teacher, visits her brother, in Paris, Charlie, he insists on buying her a couture dress—a Chanel. Charlie’s beautiful and socially prominent girlfriend soon begins wearing Schiaparelli’s designs as well, and much of Paris follows in her footsteps.
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Their fierce competition reaches new and dangerous heights as the Nazis and the looming threat of World War II bear down on Paris.