If you’re a fan of DOWNTON ABBEY and all things Royal, you will want to check out Wendy Holden’s newest novel. I know I’ve long been intrigued with the legend of Wallis Simpson who caused such a shocking upset within the royal family. She was no beauty yet she changed the history of the English royal landscape. To think a king gave up his throne for her. That’s amazing. Holden puts a twist on the story that you are going to enjoy.
THE DUCHESS is the second book about what Holden calls “difficult women” in the House of Windsor. The first book was THE ROYAL GOVERNESS, about a young woman who taught the queen. These two books have no connection so can be read solo. And what is very exciting is that Holden is now working on a third called THE PRINCESS that will be about the early life of Diana, Princess of Wales. OMG! I can not wait.
What a treat to discover Wendy Holden. Looking forward to her next book.
I love when there is a readers guide at the back of the book and there is one in THE DUCHESS.
My review copy was sent digitally through Netgalley and Berkley Publishing, a division of Penguin Random House. Perfect for lovers of historical fiction.https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/652958/the-duchess-by-wendy-holden/