The Woman Before Wallis by Bryn Turnbull is a historical fiction novel that delves into the life of Thelma Morgan Furness, the woman who was romantically involved with Edward, Prince of Wales, before he abdicated the throne to marry Wallis Simpson. The novel explores Thelma’s life, her relationships, and her experiences during a time of significant social and political change.
The story begins with Thelma’s marriage to Viscount Furness and her entry into British high society. As she navigates the complexities of her marriage and societal expectations, she meets Edward, Prince of Wales, and their passionate affair unfolds against the backdrop of the glittering world of the 1930s. The novel also delves into Thelma’s relationship with her twin sister Gloria, who is also involved with the Prince of Wales.
As Thelma becomes increasingly entangled in a love triangle involving Edward and Wallis Simpson, she grapples with her own desires and ambitions. The novel provides a vivid portrayal of the opulence and glamour of the era while also delving into the personal struggles and sacrifices made by its characters.
For fans of The Paris Wife and The Crown, this stunning novel tells the true story of the American divorcee who captured the heart of Prince Edward before he abdicated the throne. for Wallis Simpson.
In the summer of 1926, when Thelma Morgan married Viscount Duke Furness after a tumultuous romance, she was immersed in a gilded world of extraordinary wealth and privilege. For Thelma, the daughter of an American diplomat, her new life as a member of the British aristocracy reads like a fairy tale – even more so when her husband introduces her to Edward, prince of Wales.
In a twist of fate, her marriage to Duke causes her to fall in love with Edward. But happiness is fleeting and their love is threatened when Thelma’s sister, Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt, becomes embroiled in a scandal with far-reaching implications. When Thelma sailed to New York to support Gloria, she entrusted Edward to her trusted friend Wallis, never imagining the consequences that would follow.
Bryn Turnbull takes listeners from the noisy glamor of the Paris Ritz and the French Riviera to the quiet, private corners of St. James in this sweeping story of love, loyalty and betrayal.
Romantic yet exciting to read the story of Gloria Vanderbilt’s twin sister Thelma – who starred in two of the biggest celebrity stories of the 1930s in New York and London. Thelma supported her sister during her Poor Little Rich Girl guardianship trial in New York and was the Prince of Wales’s longtime lover before he briefly became king before abdicating the throne. If the book is to be believed, Thelma introduced the prince to Wallis Simpson. The royal section of the book is a reminder that the monarchy always protects the monarch & heir; 100 years later, that’s a lesson Harry The Spare hasn’t learned.
Although this is a novel, the depiction of the society into which the prince moves and his love for creature comforts without responsibilities is the goal of non-fiction stories about his character. The story wisely stops when Thelma returns to New York to be with her sister after her custody trial and leaves the abdication story for many other stories in books and movies.
The Woman Before Wallis
- A Novel of Windsors, Vanderbilts, and Royal Scandal
Audiobookss audio player
Hi everyone, please be noticed that the Audio player doesn't play next track on IOS version < 15.6. If you are facing that issue, just upgrade your IOS to version 15.6 to fix it. Enjoy!
Top 12 most viewed books in this week!!!