Stunningly beautiful, elusive and aloof, Grace Kelly captured our imagination and affection throughout her storybook career and royal marriage. Robert Lacey breaks through the glittery façade of her public image to discover a complex, surprisingly conflicted woman who created a dream for herself and succeeded in making it come true. Raised in Philadelphia in an atmosphere of great wealth and grater expectations, Grace transformed from an aristocratic conforming beauty into a sensual, recklessly daring woman.
With the art of a storyteller and the skill of an astute biographer, Lacey presents intimate details of Grace's relationships with Clark Gable, William Holden and Bing Crosby, and ultimately with her prince, their relationship; and her struggles with parenthood. Lacey rounds out this evocative story of a beloved heroine with significant details of the Grimaldi family and Grace's death.