Synopses & Reviews
Grace Kelly was swept away when the handsome Prince Rainier, a man she barely knew, asked for her hand in marriage. After a series of relationships with married co-stars, she was exhausted by the show-business lifestyle. If she married Rainier, she would be more than just a movie star, she would be Her Serene Royal Highness Princess Grace. Once in the palace, however, Grace found herself trapped in a fairy tale of her own making. Forced to make sacrifices that cut deeply into the core of who she was as a woman, she would then surrender her desires and ambitions for her spouse and her children. Grace and Rainier may have been royalty, but they were also husband and wife, and parents and, as such, just as vulnerable to the conflicts that can contaminate any household. Drawing upon hundreds of exclusive interviews with family and friends, Once Upon a Time
portrays its subjects with passion and sympathy, revealing Grace, Rainier, Caroline, Albert, and Stephanie in ways both startling and compelling.
Previous books about Princess Grace are either out of print of focus primarily on her year as an actress in Hollywood. This thoroghly researched, complex look at her entire life will captivate the reading public fascinated by a family who, like the Kennedys, have become icons of privilege and loss, strength under pressure, and triumph over tragedy.
"The 'happily ever after' marriage of Grace Kelly to Prince Rainier III of Monaco is explored and demythologized in this fascinating, compelling and well-researched royal biography." Publishers Weekly
Trapped in a fairy tale of her own making, Princess Grace surrendered her desires and ambitions for her spouse and her children. From master storyteller Taraborrelli--biographer of Madonna, Frank Sinatra, and others--now comes the powerful and moving story of one of royalty's most secretive families, told with passion and sympathy. Two 8-page inserts.
From master storyteller Taraborrelli comes the powerful and moving story of one of royalty's most secretive families, led by Prince Rainier and Princess Grace of Monaco, told with passion and sympathy. photos.
About the Author
J. Randy Taraborrelli is a respected journalist, a recognizable entertainment personality, and in-demand guest on many television programs including Today, Good Morning America, The Early Show, Entertainment Tonight, and CNN Headline News. He is the bestselling author of thirteen books.