Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “The Girl in the White Gloves” by Kerri Maher, Berkley, February 25, 2020
Kerri Maher, Author of “The Girl in the White Gloves” has written a memorable, riveting, and intriguing novel. The Genres for this Novel is Historical Fiction and Fiction. At times, the author writes this so it feels like a biography of the life of Grace Kelly. The novel is set in Philadelphia, New York, Hollywood, and Monaco, where Grace Kelly is now “Princess Grace of Monaco”. The timeline for this novel is set around 1947 through 1952, I appreciate that Kerri Maher vividly describes Grace Kelly, the other actors and actresses and her family and landscape in Monaco. The author describes Grace Kelly as an independent, determined, yet lonely and insecure woman.
I have always been intrigued by the lovely actress and was fascinated to find that the things that Grace wanted she had to work for. Her wealthy parents weren’t encouraging of her goals, and her father seemed to show favoritism to the other siblings. I was intrigued to know that Grace preferred to be on the stage rather than performing in movies or television. It was wonderful to note that there were some producers, directors, and actors that had her back and gave her the emotional support that she needed.
What girl doesn’t dream of being a Princess? Grace Kelly had the opportunity to marry the Prince of Monaco, which sounds like a dream come true. To become a Princess, Grace gave had to give up her dreams of “Hollywood Royalty”. Make no mistake, Grace was talented and accomplished many things in her country, which made the people love her.
I would highly recommend this thought-provoking book to readers that appreciate Historical Fiction, and the intriguing life of Grace Kelly.