Cori Kirk’s FINDING GRACE IN MONACO is an authentic documentation of the author’s extraordinary spiritual quest, and the unforseen turn of events that led to her becoming an unofficial “princess” in Monaco. Kirk shares with readers the intricate workings of royalty from a non-journalistic position in her first-hand account of living amongst the royal family of Monaco. Struggling with personal losses – financial ruin, divorce and raising her young child in Victoria, Kirk took a leap of faith and escaped to Monaco in search of work.
Soon after her arrival in Monaco Kirk formed a personal bond with Prince Louis de Polignac, who was Prince Albert’s godfather, Prince Rainier’s counsin and Princess Grace’s confidant during her reign in Monaco.
“The day after my arrival, Price Louis de Polignac approached me in the Hotel de Paris spa, and then swiftly swept me behind the closed doors of his powerful world of aristocracy where Prince Rainier, Prince Albert, Princess Caroline and Princess Stephanie reign, and where Princess Grace’s ghostly presence still lingers,” explains Kirk. “Monaco is a tiny country where few become privy to the inner resources of the Grimaldi family, except by invitation.” FINDING GRACE IN MONACO discloses how Price Louis de Polignac took Kirk into his confidence and became her guardian and fairy godfather while he imperially “groomed” her to be the bride for Prince Albert.
“Prince Albert and I had an ongoing, private and intimate relationship and he strongly urged me to move to Monaco,” says Kirk. “Arrangements were made for me to live there permanently but I chose not to make Monaco my permanent residence and returned to Victoria.”
Kirk’s account of living a princess’ lifestyle promises to leave readers with a unique perspective of the “happily-ever-after” fairytale. She shares a distinct point of view that is intriguing and informative. Above all, Kirk tells a story of courage and gratitude in the face of tragedy. She tells how she traveled her spiritual path with divine guidance under atypical circumstances to re-establish her state of grace in Monaco. Cori Kirk is an articulate and exuberant woman who currently resides in Victoria, B.C. Canada. She works as a nutritional consultant and is a former model and actress.