The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding

The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding

From the internationally bestselling author of Somewhere in France comes an enthralling historical novel about one of the most famous wedding dresses of the twentieth century?Queen Elizabeth?s wedding gown?and the fascinating women who made it. ?Millions willwelcome this joyous event as a flash of color on the long road we have totravel.??Sir Winston Churchill on the news From the internationally bestselling author of Somewhere in France comes an enthralling historical nove...

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Title:The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding
Author:Jennifer Robson
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:0062674951
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:371 pages pages

The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding Reviews

  • Meagan
    Nov 04, 2018
    I LOVED this book. I couldn?t put it down and read it in one day. I don?t know if it is because I am a big Royal watcher, or because Harry and Meghan?s wedding happened earlier this year, or because I have been lucky enough to hear Jennifer Robson talk about this book twice this ...
  • The Library Lady
    Oct 28, 2018
    This is the second book I've read by this author, and I won't be fooled again. She has a talent for drawing me into a story and then,having spent an hour or two reading 200+ pages, I am left wanting that time back to read someone else's books. Aside from the Nazis in France, no one ...
  • Susan
    Jan 01, 2019
    I enjoyed this interesting historical about two women tasked with helping to do the complicated embroidery on Princess Elizabeth's wedding gown for her 1947 marriage. The dressmaking details are fascinating, but they don't overwhelm the story, which is really about the friendship betwe...
  • Amy
    Dec 29, 2018
    I received an advanced reader copy from the publishing house. All thoughts and opinions are my own. The Gown is going to be one of those buzz books this winter that everyone will be talking about, I guarantee it. Instead of exploring the story of the royal family and all of its...
  • Tammy
    Nov 26, 2018
    Jennifer Robson was written a beautiful story of the ladies that created Queen Elizabeth's wedding gown. I have always been fascinated by the monarchy and loved reading The Gown. The story is told from three viewpoints. In 1947, Ann and Miriam are young embroiderers and have been chose...
  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    Sep 20, 2018
    So, what makes a story about a gown so special? In this case, it's the wedding gown that Princess Elizabeth wore at her wedding. Jennifer Robson has woven together a fascinating tale about two women that worked on the gown and a young woman that discovers her grandmother has some skele...
  • Steve Donoghue
    Jan 08, 2019
    A warmly thoughtful multi-layered historical novel - here's my full review: https://openlettersreview.com/open-le... ...
  • Kate Quinn
    Aug 24, 2018
    I had a chance to read this for a cover quote, and devoured it! My quote: "Jennifer Robson embroiders life, friendship, and hope into the somber gray world of post-war London every bit as skillfully as her seamstress heroines embroider crystal flowers into the folds of a royal wedd...
  • Cindy Burnett
    Jan 08, 2019
    While The Gown is a heartfelt tale about the creation of Princess Elizabeth?s wedding gown, it is also ultimately the story of three women who strive to find their place in the world and how each deals with love, loss, and family. The book is told in a dual timeline format with Miria...
  • Lollita
    Jan 20, 2019
    Rather sappy but I loved it. ...
  • Asheley
    Jan 04, 2019
    4.5/5 The Gown by Jennifer Robson tells the stories of three women: Ann and Miriam, who are embroiderers working quietly behind-the-scenes to make a Royal wedding gown in 1947, and a young woman named Heather who is working to piece together her grandmother?s mysterious past in 20...
  • Pam Jenoff
    Dec 31, 2018
    Already heralded by The Washington Post, People, USA Today and numerous others, this is the incredible story of the making of Queen Elizabeth's gown and the remarkable women who made it. And it is out today! ...
  • Tina
    Feb 09, 2019
    FIVE GLOWING STARS!! ***** Let me start by saying I'm a devoted,"Royal Watcher." It all started when I was 11 years old and saw Lady Diana Spencer marry Prince Charles. Watching it felt like a fairytale coming true. The beautiful, young, bride with the long flowing "Princess" gown d...
  • Laurie • The Baking Bookworm
    Feb 01, 2019
    This book, written by Canadian author Jennifer Robson, is the belle of the literary ball, y'all! Ev-er-y-one is talking about this book! And rightly so. You guuuys!! I did so love this book. As an avid reader of Historical Fiction, getting my hands on a copy of this book was a n...
  • Lisa
    Jan 01, 2019
    No surprise that I loved The Gown so very much. It reminded me a lot of Dear Mrs. Bird, another British historical fiction novel set around war time. The Gown is set in post war England when Princess Elizabeth announces her wedding and chooses Norman Hartwell to design the dress. A...
  • Matt
    Feb 03, 2019
    Jennifer Robson appeals to those who love all things ?British Royals? as well as fans of historical fiction with her latest piece. How something like the wedding gown worn by Princess Elizabeth could garner so much attention may confound some, but it all becomes clear by the end of...
  • Sharlene
    Nov 13, 2018
    Truly a beautiful, moving story of the women that worked on Queen Elizabeth's wedding gown. The story focuses on 3 young women, two in the 40s that are working on the gown, Ann and Miriam and one in present time, Heather who is Ann's granddaughter. I found the book hard to put down a...
  • Stephanie
    Nov 26, 2018
    I admit that I requested The Gownbecause I was struck by that stunning cover and the title! I'm admittedly an enormous anglophile and lover of the British monarchy so when I saw the picture of the then Princess Elizabeth in her gorgeous wedding gown, I knew this book would blow me aw...
  • Linda Zagon
    Dec 30, 2018
    Lindas Book Obsession Reviews ?The Gown? by Jennifer Robson Kudos to Jennifer Robson, Author of ?The Gown? for vividly writing and describing the enchanting, emotional, exciting, heartbreaking, enthralling and intriguing novel about one of the most famous Royal wedding dresses...
  • Susan Peterson
    Nov 30, 2018
    Jennifer Robson has written a very touching novel about the women who made the glorious wedding gown that Princess Elizabeth wore when she married in 1947. This historical novel gives us intimate details of not only the gown, but also of what it was like in post-war Europe. What I love...
  • Lynn
    Jan 15, 2019
    The Gown takes place in two time periods: 1947 in post war London where people are trying to deal with the war?s brutal aftermath and the embroiderers of the Norman Hartnell fashion house, particularly Ann Hughes and Miriam Dassin, are tasked with making the wedding gown for then Pri...
  • Zoe
    Jan 17, 2019
    Evocative, enchanting, and beautifully written! The Gown is a captivating, sentimental tale predominantly set in London post-WWII, as well as present day, that follows the lives of three main characters. Ann, a young talented embroider employed by the esteemed Norman Hartnell; Mir...
  • Chanel Cleeton
    Nov 13, 2018
    A moving story of life after the end of World War II centered on the women behind the scenes of the joyous occasion of Queen Elizabeth's wedding. A celebration of strength, resilience, and friendship, The Gown transports readers as Robson offers a richly detailed and meticulously resea...
  • Julia (jaylamm.reads)
    Jan 05, 2019
    Thank you to @william morrow books for the free review copy Wow what a beautiful way to tell this story. I was immediately drawn in to the lives of Ann, Miriam, and Heather. The Gown alternates between three perspectives. The first story line is from two perspectives; Ann and Mir...
  • Eden Church | The Required Reading List
    Oct 06, 2018
    To read THE GOWN is to be transported back in time. Robson?s new book is so rich with detail, the 21st century seemed like a distant memory. Jennifer Robson's best book yet, at once utterly transporting and profoundly relatable, THE GOWN tells the story of Ann, Miriam, and Heather, t...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Dec 31, 2018
    5 stars to this story of strength and friendship! ? ? ? ? ? Happy New Year to all my Goodreads friends! ? ? ? Told in three voices over two time periods, The Gown is a stunning story. In 1947 London, knee deep in a harsh winter with heavy rationing, the w...
  • Erin
    Oct 21, 2018
    I won The Gown in a Goodreads giveaway. 4.5 Stars I'm going to be perfectly honest with you. The Gown is a great book and I loved it for its entertainment value. Its a beautifully written story and the characters are so alive that they just suck you in. But I also loved this ...
  • Katie B
    Jan 08, 2019
    Even though this historical fiction book revolves around the making of Queen Elizabeth's wedding gown, there surprisingly is a fair amount of depth to the story. I actually picked this one up because I thought it would be a nice escape from some stressful life events and while it certa...
  • MaryBeth's Bookshelf
    Dec 18, 2018
    Thank you TLC Book Tours for gifting me a copy of The Gown in exchange for an honest review. It is no secret that Historical Fiction is my favorite genre to read and The Royal Family are my favorite people to obsess over. So, of course, I would have to read The Gown, a fictionalized...
  • Lynn Horton
    Jan 09, 2019
    I was hesitant to read The Gown. The hullabaloo about Markle and Harry put me off the premise, although their wedding probably helped the author sell some books. However, I enjoyed this story, in no small part because in my younger years, I sewed. Robson nailed the fabric character...