Happy Monday Savvy Readers! As you may or may not know, I consider myself something of a royal watcher, so when I first heard about Bryn Turnbull‘s The Woman Before Wallis I knew I had to get my hands on a copy! Set in the glamorous world of American and British royalty, The Woman Before Wallis is a must-read for fans of historical fiction and royals alike, and it’s also this week’s My Book Pledge featured read!
This week’s story begins in the summer of 1926. Thelma Morgan, the daughter of an American diplomat is swept up in a whirlwind marriage with Viscount Duke Furness.
Suddenly immersed in a gilded world of extraordinary wealth and privilege, for Thelma, her new life as a member of the British aristocracy is like a fairy tale. Now rubbing shoulders with the likes of Edward, Prince of Wales, in a twist of fate Thelma falls headlong into an affair with the prince.
But their happiness is fleeting, and Thelma must sail to New York to support her sister, Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt when she becomes embroiled in scandal. In her absence, she leaves Edward in the hands of her trusted friend Wallis, never imagining the consequences that will follow…
Well, Savvy Readers, I don’t know about you but as a huge fan of Netflix’s The Crown and I couldn’t wait to pick this one up! The true story of the American divorcée who captured Prince Edward’s heart before he abdicated his throne, this is an incredible debut novel featuring some of history’s most notorious figures. Don’t forget to add it to your My Book Pledge shelf, and tell me in the comments down below or on Twitter if you’re adding this one to your TBR!