Meet Me in Monaco [Book Review] #ThrowBackThursday

August 26, 2021

Meet Me in Monaco by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb

Meet Me in Monaco Review

Genre/Categories/Setting:  Romantic Historical Fiction, Royalty, Monaco (the French Riviera)

In 2020, I decided to systematically revisit my older review posts and update them. On Thursdays, I’ll be re-sharing a few of these great reads. Today, I’m re-sharing a romantic historical fiction, Meet Me in Monaco by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb.

I’m linking up today with Davida @ The Chocolate Lady’s Book Review Blog for #throwbackthursday.

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My Summary:

Grace Kelly, Hollywood actress, and Prince Rainier of Monaco meet in the 1950s at the Cannes Film Festival, and their story is the backdrop of this imagined love story of a perfumer, Sophie Duval, and a British press photographer, James Henderson. As Sophie develops an exclusive perfume for Grace Kelly and James is an assigned photographer, the wedding of Grace Kelly and Prince Rainer is the setting for the bittersweet and sometimes star-crossed romance of Sophie and James.

The subtitle needs some explanation in that this is a story INSPIRED by the Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier wedding; the wedding is simply a backdrop and not the primary story.

“To be a parfumeur is to be a keeper of memories, Sophie. Every scent will remind you of something, or someone.” 

Continue here for my full review of Meet Me in Monaco…


Have you read Meet Me in Monaco or is it on your TBR?


  1. I loved the book. I read it for a postal book club. This book put this writing duo on my radar. Since reading this book, I’ve read a couple more of there books and enjoyed them also.

  2. I have The Girl in the White Gloves on my Kindle, I haven’t read it yet though. It’s also about Grace Kelly. I’ve noticed that you say that the Grimaldi wedding is just the backdrop for Meet me in Monaco, but what a gorgeous backdrop in any case!

    Elza Reads

  3. This one I have had on my TBR since I first heard about it, but have not yet read it. I enjoyed your review and it sounds like one that I need to move up the mountain. I love that this story has the wedding of Princess Grace as a backdrop.

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