Upcoming Release: The Audrey Hepburn Estate by Brenda Janowitz


The Audrey Hepburn Estate by Brenda Janowitz

Graydon House (April 18, 2023)

One woman. Two childhood loves. The dazzling place where it all began. 

When Emma Jansen discovers that the grand Long Island estate where she grew up is set to be demolished, she can’t help but return for one last visit. After all, it was a place filled with firsts: learning to ride a bike, sneaking a glass of champagne, falling in love.

But once Emma arrives at the storied mansion, she can’t ignore the more complicated memories. Because that’s not exactly where Emma grew up. Her mother and father worked for the family that owned the estate, and they lived over the garage like Audrey Hepburn’s character in the film Sabrina. Emma never felt fully accepted, except by the family’s grandson, Henry—a former love—and by the driver’s son, Leo—her best friend.

As plans for the property are put into motion and the three are together for the first time in over a decade, Emma finds herself caught between two worlds and two loves. And when the house reveals a shattering secret about her own family, she’ll have to decide what kind of life she really wants for herself now and who she wants to be in it.



The Audrey Hepburn Estate — Brenda Janowitz


“They say lots of things about going home.”

Bits of Hepburn’s life is woven into this modern-day twist of the movie Sabrina. Centered around the soon to be demolished estate, three childhood friends who grew up very differently from one another in the same house have reunited. Secrets are revealed and relationships shift. Told in dual timelines added to the nice pace of the storyline. Well written, wonderfully descriptive, and intriguing. I highly recommend this entertaining, memorable and thought-provoking novel. Fans of Audrey Hepburn will surely adore it. Bonus is that the author has included a list of “Easter Eggs” that appear in the story.

Reviewed by Comfy Chair Books/Lisa Reigel (March 27, 2023)

ARC provided by publisher via Netgalley

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Brenda+Janowitz+official+headshotBrenda is the author of seven novels, including THE GRACE KELLY DRESS, which has been optioned for film by Hallmark/ Crown Media. Her eighth novel, The Audrey Hepburn Estate, will publish on April 18, 2023. She is the former Books Correspondent for PopSugar. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Salon, among others.

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