Wallis Simpson rocked the British royal family—and indeed society at large—when the twice-divorced American socialite agreed to marry David Windsor, otherwise known as King Edward VIII, forcing his abdication of the throne. This novelization of this chapter in Wallis’s life starts with the couple’s first encounter in 1920, their romance beginning in 1934, and finally their marriage following the abdication of the King in 1937. Based entirely on research both in the United States and Britain, this is a solid factual presentation of the tumultuous events surrounding a king’s abdication, brought to life with dialogue and the story arc of a fine novel.
Anne Edwards is the New York Times bestselling author of Vivien Leigh: A Biography and Matriarch: Queen Mary and the House of Windsor as well as several other biographies, novels, and children’s books. She lives in Beverly Hills, California.