Coming in April 2023, The Audrey Hepburn Estate by Brenda Janowitz is a must read for fans of Audrey Hepburn and the movie Sabrina.
Emma Jansen returns to the estate of her childhood when she learns of its planned demolition, which was the rumored inspiration for the Larrabee home in Sabrina. She can’t imagine her beautiful home as a planned high end condo community. Surely she can change the developer’s mind. After all, he grew up there, too.
Before she knows it, Emma is caught up between two childhood loves, overwhelming memories, and a long-buried family mystery that could devastate everything she ever knew and believed.
Brenda Janowitz has crafted a well-written, modern day tribute to the life and career of Audrey Hepburn. Rife with Easter eggs celebrating Audrey’s elegance and intelligence, this is a story of learning to use one’s past to become stronger by acknowledging the bad with the good and letting go of past dreams to make room for a brighter future.
I was very much looking forward to this book as I grew up a fan of Audrey Hepburn. I spent a great deal of time watching all her movies and reading several biographies. This story has certainly done her justice.
However, you don’t have to be a fan of Ms. Hepburn to enjoy this book. It’s a contemporary fiction that will capture your attention right away and keep you engaged until the end. The storytelling successfully balances the past and present while moving at an appropriate pace.
It leaves the reader satisfied with the conclusion and cheering for the characters.
In the wise words of Ms. Hepburn, “The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” In my opinion, the next best thing to hold onto is a good book. Don’t let this one pass by
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Katie Daniels is a speech language pathologist in Florida, where she resides with her husband and their pup-child. She has dabbled in professional and personal writing over the years, but only recently began sharing her work with others. She is a proud Florida kid who enjoys meeting new people, seeing new places, and all things related to laughter, travel, faith, Disney, reading, and F.S.U. football. She is easily bribed with donuts or mac ‘n cheese.
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