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Style: Historic Fiction
Earlier than King Edward VIII (identified to his closest buddies as David) abdicated the throne to marry Wallis Simpson, a divorced American, there was “The Lady Earlier than Wallis,” his married mistress, Thelma.
This was my first time studying something about this topic. It was very thorough, and I used to be amazed that it is a debut! Whereas the royal life may sound glitzy and glamorous from afar, there positive had been a number of characters trying to find happiness in unconventional methods. I positively can’t think about being away from my kids a lot and never taking part of their day by day upbringing. That a part of this story made me very unhappy. General, nonetheless, it was entertaining and deliciously scandalous!
With so lots of the characters sporting a number of names, I want it might have a visible assist, resembling a household tree or two.
Lastly, this ebook additionally touched on the very public trial of Thelma’s twin sister, Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt, over the custody of her daughter, Little Gloria Vanderbilt (aka Anderson Cooper’s mom). Though the conclusion to Thelma’s story was satisfying, I’m left desirous to know extra about Wallis’ marriage to David and the lifetime of (Little) Gloria Vanderbilt!
Location: NYC and England
I obtained an advance copy of this ebook. All opinions are my very own.