adbl_ms_membershipImage_includedwith_altText_B076FLV3HT
adbl_ms_membershipImage_includedwith_altText_B076FLV3HT

1 title per month from Audible’s entire catalog of best sellers, and new releases.
Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $30.79

Buy for $30.79

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

“Exactly the type of book I love: charming, smart, and brimming with heart.” (Emily Giffin, number one New York Times best-selling author of All We Ever Wanted)

“Fast paced and entertaining from beginning to end.” (Kristin Hannah, number one New York Times best-selling author of The Nightingale)

Two years after Grace Kelly’s 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.

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’ 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.  

Don't miss The Liz Taylor Ring, Brenda Janowitz's next novel. On sale February 1, 2022! 

©2020 Brenda Janowitz (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

What listeners say about The Grace Kelly Dress

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    137
  • 4 Stars
    71
  • 3 Stars
    37
  • 2 Stars
    7
  • 1 Stars
    7
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    166
  • 4 Stars
    46
  • 3 Stars
    10
  • 2 Stars
    5
  • 1 Stars
    5
Story
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    121
  • 4 Stars
    64
  • 3 Stars
    30
  • 2 Stars
    12
  • 1 Stars
    5

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Delightful easy read

I was in the mood for an easy read that kept me wanting to continue. The Grace Kelly Dress was exactly this. It had three main characters with extremely different personalities. As the story unfolded, each young woman was conflicted about her current situation and and by the end, learned to listen to her inner wisdom. I found it quite enjoyable!

7 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Fun light read/listen

This was my first book by Brenda Janowitz. My one line book group recommended this one. I made a comment that I was going to read it, and then I noticed that the author herself had replied by saying "I hope you like it". That was kind of cool. Well, I sure did like it. I decided to listen to this one because I needed a new audio book and Cassandra Campbell is one of my favorite narrators. She did not disappoint.
This was an intriguing and fun story. I liked the little mystery of who the fathers were. I instantly liked all three main characters and found them interesting, strong and relatable. It was a sweet story. I would recommend it, but if you are looking for a thriller or something with a lot of tension or suspense, this in not that book. It is however, an enjoyable, quick, light and good read.
Yes, Brenda Janowitz, I liked it very much. Well done. I will be reading your other novels.

7 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Grace Kelly Dress

This is a lovely read/listen!
The characters are compelling, I enjoy multi-generational stories and this one doesn’t disappoint. Cassandra Campbell’s rendition is fantastic as always!

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Generations in the life of a Dress

We well written story that follows a family over time. I found it historically interesting and provocative. It kept my interest. I found myself thinking and talking about it even after it was finished.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful story. A must read!!

I really enjoyed this book. It is about three generations of mother's and their daughters and the connection to a wedding. loved it!!!

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

just too slow

just didnt keep my interest. I kept fast forwarding to see if it picks up

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Tedious

Really tiresome format switching between shot time shots. Got quite boriñg. Disappointed in whole thing

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Absolutely Boring

What a bore I’m listening to chapter 11 and absolutely nothing has happened blah blah

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

A nice bit of fluff

A sweet story that touches on complex family relationships, but is mostly about the dress. Reminded me a bit of a grown up version of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Summer reading teens might also enjoy.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great historical tie in

This story was rich in history. I had to get used to the back and forth in the story but by the end I could visualize the transformation of the gown.