A phenomenal book that brings a bygone era to life.
Beautifully written account of a close friendship between 2 women, one of whom happened to be Princess Grace of Monaco.
Princess Grace is one of those timeless women, who will forever live in our memories, like Diana and Audrey Hepburn. It was wonderful to read memories and letters chronicling the BFF relationship in a fairytale setting, in a time that doesn’t exist anymore. The book also contains lots of wonderful photos from the private collection of the author.
The mutual respect and affection of these two women is evident on every page, and makes this a very special book. Don’t expect gossip or some king of tell-all. This book doesn’t have a trashy paragraph in it. It’s classy all the way, just like the women it’s about.
I was a little disappointed by this book.
I loved the premise and couldn’t wait to start the book, but then I had a hard time finishing it. The plot was ok, for the most part. There were some parts that were hard to follow or didn’t make sense to me. But more than that I was distracted by something in the writing style.
The book started off with a huge BANG, with an extremely fast paced first chapter. After that the pace would slow right down, and then you would get another part where it was hard to keep up with the fast pace. It’s an ok book, but I think it could have been better.
Wow…what a book.
Extremely powerful, yet manages to tug at your heartstrings and a few pages later laugh out loud.
Very well written, and so honest when describing what cancer diagnosis and treatment are really like. How it overshadows your life and every thought, but sometimes you want to get away from it and feel a little bit normal…like when you have a mani pedi.
I highly recommend this book to anyone, it’s an outstanding book.
Times sure have changed since I went to high school.
We used to pass notes in class, not text. We also didn’t have a secret In-crowd website that rates popularity and determines if you are In or Out. Livi feels the pressure of wanting to stay with the In crowd, and enjoying the popularity that comes with it. But that status is not easy to maintain. I liked her conflict with this situation was portrayed in the book. Livi was shown as very honest, good and bad, as she comes to terms with what it means to be part of populatti.
Well worth reading.