The Grateful Reader Review by Dorothy Schwab
One dress. Three generations of women. A lifetime of love.
In any wedding, “the dress” takes center stage. The most elegant and best-remembered wedding dress was worn by Grace Kelly. The famous actress became Princess of Monaco, starring in her own fairy tale wedding on April 19, 1956. That bridal gown is known as one of the most famous since the mid-20th century.
In The Grace Kelly Dress Brenda Janowitz escorts the reader down the aisle, right up to the altar; three times over three generations. As each “bride to be” tells her story, the reader is drenched with delicious details of how each “groom to be” came into the picture. But, the main focus is the Grace Kelly Dress and how it all started in the atelier of Madame Michel, with a bride’s choice of pattern and design. Madame says, “This dress is the most important dress a bride will ever wear. Choose carefully.”
The Grateful Reader relished the conversations and images inspired by the intricate details of the mother-daughter relationships as wedding dates drew closer. The developing changes in feelings for each other, fathers and siblings in regard to the memories “the dress” carries for each potential bride, is also captivating and will resonate with readers.
As the designer and seamstress of the dress pictured above, the painstaking attention to details as the Grace Kelly dress is constructed, remade, and even agonized over; is not missed. Readers are cordially invited to conjure beautiful memories of a groom at the altar, floral bouquets & giggling flower girls; bridesmaids, nervous caterers, tilting cakes and hankies at the ready for daddy-daughter dances. Brenda Janowitz greets each guest with a lovely wedding story. Please add your name to the wedding registry as a reader of The Grace Kelly Dress. Five Stars *****- Reception to follow at the home of the bride.
“Two years after Grace Kellys royal wedding, her iconic dress is still all the rage in Paris and one replica, and the secrets it carries, will inspire three generations of women to forge their own paths in life and in love in this beguiling new novel from Brenda Janowitz.” Goodreads
“Brenda Janowitz is the author of five novels, including The Dinner Party and Recipe for a Happy Life. She is the Books Correspondent for PopSugar. Brenda’s work has also appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, Salon, Redbook, and the New York Post. She lives in New York. “