If you love The Tattooist of Auschwitz and The Crown, you will love this fictional look inside the life of Wallis Simpson...



Love can change the course of history...


Arriving in 1928, Wallis was a divorced, penniless, middle-aged foreigner with average looks and no connections. Yet, just eight years later, a king renounced his throne for her.


How did a woman from nowhere capture the heart of the world's most glamorous bachelor? Wendy Holden tells the amazing story...


'One of the delights of historical fiction is the what-if factor, and Holden poses a whopper: What if Edward never really wanted to be king and pursued Wallis, whom he knew he couldn't marry as monarch, to avoid the throne We'll never know, but fans of biographical fiction and British royalty will thoroughly enjoy this sparkling tale of love and loss' - Booklist

Praise for Wendy Holden:


'A beautifully woven and exquisitely detailed story' HEATHER MORRIS, author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz


'Brilliantly researched . . . I was completely absorbed and transported' ADELE PARKS, author of Just My Luck


'Compelling characters and a wonderful blend of historical accuracy and real narrative drive . . . A heart-breaking study of loyalty and love' SALLY MORRIS, Daily Mail


'[A] beautifully researched and captivating novel . . . Wendy Holden's tender and intimate portrait of Lilibet, the future Queen Elizabeth II, is masterly' RACHEL HORE


'A great book for escaping into . . . I loved this!' KATIE FFORDE


  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Welbeck (19 Aug. 2021)
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1787396241

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