This is where we spotlight the books that came to our home in the last week. Caveat: Monday Mailbox can cause your TBR pile to increase exponentially. Mailbox Monday's host for July is being hosted by Mrs. Q Book Addict. I only received one book last week for review but it sure does sound interesting. I've always been fascinated with Wallis Simpson.
Paperback, 448 pages Expected publication: August 14th 2012 by Broadway (first published May 10th 2012)
ISBN: 0767930576 (ISBN13: 9780767930574)
edition language: English
From the publisher:
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.
What exciting books did you get this week?