Grace Kelly: Bookstagrammer

With much thanks to Berkley, I received a review copy of Kerri Maher’s The Girl in the White Gloves: A Novel of Grace Kelly.  I was trying to think of something fun to post about and, after becoming enthralled by her early on in the book and spending way too much time diving down rabbit holes, thought I’d amuse myself by turning Grace loose in the world of Bookstagram.

The first time I ever remember hearing about Grace Kelly was when a co-worker described her as the most beautiful woman ever. I immediately looked her up and…had to agree.  She is just so timeless and elegant looking, not to mention I immediately could tell that she’d led a fascinating life.

Kerri Maher does an excellent job of bringing the reader into Kelly’s world.  I particularly liked how she didn’t write about Kelly’s life chronologically.  It was much more engrossing that way and allows the reader to really feel for a woman who in real life was often described as an “ice princess”.  If you perk up hearing names like Clark Gable and Bing Crosby or of places like the Cococabana and Barbizon, if you love old Hollywood, if you can’t get enough of royalty, if you seek out historical fiction, if you want to read about women navigating their roles in society…basically, if you’re reading this blog post, it’s one to add to your list.  I’ve so enjoyed having a read that’s made me think, feel, and Google away…plus now I have some old movies to watch.


Sharing my love for reading in between living out my dream.

Thanks to the shoutout from Frank, I know there are a lot of new followers here. Hi and welcome! Thought I’d do a little #meetthebookstagrammer, so we can get to know each other!

(1) You can usually find a pair of knitting needles in my bag. Cliche bookworm status?

(2) These glasses aren’t to fake the book nerd look! I can actually hardly see when I’m on set!  Is Clark Gable good looking? I wouldn’t know :P.

(3) I’m a Scorpio.  Once I set my mind to something, you better watch out!


Tagging Ava and Clark to play along, but hope you’ll all join in!

Thank you so much to Signet Books for my review copy of Satcho: My Life in New Orleans!  I didn’t want this one to end.  Louis Armstrong brings New Orleans to life with his vivid details and his humor and warmth shine through on every page.  ALL THE STARS FOR THIS STAR.  Have you read this one?  What autobiographies and memoirs have you loved?

I can’t believe I’ve reached 50k! To celebrate this milestone I’ve partnered with my friend, Hitch, to give away three movie poster tote bags: your pick of Dial M for Murder, Rear Window, or To Catch A Thief.  To win:
1) Like this post.
2) Tag your friends. Each friend will count as an entry and celebrity friends will count as ten entries.
3) Share in your stories and tell us your favorite much older than me man I’ve been married to in a film.
Reading with Caroline and Albert. Click the link in my profile to see the links for all the toys in the background!
#readtoyourkids #royalsreading
Currently reading The Silent World by Jacques Costeau.  I’m in deep…get it? Head to my stories to see when I met him!
I just love a good bookstore…even when I can’t see…lol.  What are some of your favorite bookstores?
#bookworm #bookstores #fortheloveofbooks #shadybusiness
When you get to read on the job!

If only we could actually get a Bookstagram account from Miss Kelly, right?

If you would like to join in on the fun, please go to the submissions page!

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