Wallis

Kobo ebook | May 10, 2012

byRebecca Dean

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Two lovers. Two very different lives.One future together that will change history. When debutante Wallis Simpson is growing up, she devotes her teenage daydreams to one man, the future King of England, Prince Edward. But it's Pamela Holtby, Wallis's aristocratic best friend, who mixes within the palace circle. Wallis's first marriage to a dashing young naval pilot is not what she dreamt of; he turns out to be a dominating bully of a man, who punishes her relentlessly. But her fated marriage does open a suprising door, to the world of Navy couriers – where navy wives are being used to transport messages around the world. This interesting turn of fate takes Wallis from the exuberant social scene in Washington to a China that is just emerging from civil war. Edward in the meantime is busy fulfilling his royal duties – and some extra-curricular ones involving married women. Until the day, just before he ascends the throne as Edward VIII, he is introduced to a very special married woman, Wallis Simpson. Was Wallis Simpson really the monster the royal family perported her to be? Or was she an extraordinary woman who led an unimaginable life? A dramatic novel, that crosses continents and provides a unique insight into one of history’s most charismatic and multi-faceted women.

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Two lovers. Two very different lives.One future together that will change history. When debutante Wallis Simpson is growing up, she devotes her teenage daydreams to one man, the future King of England, Prince Edward. But it's Pamela Holtby, Wallis's aristocratic best friend, who mixes within the palace circle. Wallis's first marriage t...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:May 10, 2012Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0007412606

ISBN - 13:9780007412600

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from I hope there's a sequel! From the author of The Golden Prince, this is another fun & fluffy historical romance featuring Prince Edward. This time, it focuses on Wallis Simpson as she grows into the woman that will steal Edwards heart and cause his abdication of the British throne. Well written and I wish it had been longer, going into the budding romance between the two, but Rebecca Dean may be saving that story for her next book. I hope so!
Date published: 2012-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Left me wanting more!!! I must admit, I do not know much about Wallis Simpson, but this book gave me a lot of insight and information about her as a women and her thought process. She has always been someone that I have wanted to know more about and Rebecca Dean gave me insight into how her life came to be. My only complaint, is that I wanted the book to give me more facts. The book ended far too quickly for me and I am hoping that there will be a sequel to this novel! An absolutely great read.
Date published: 2012-06-04