Thursday, April 23, 2020

The King and Mrs Simpson
by Erin Schulz

Publisher: W.S. Beetle & Company
Pages: 154
Format: eARC 
Buy the Book: Amazon 

Goodreads:   In December of 1936, King Edward VIII of Great Britain shocked the world by giving up his kingdom in order to marry a twice-divorced American commoner named Wallis Simpson. "The King and Mrs. Simpson" recounts, in a novella-sized work, the extraordinary love story between the popular king and the enigmatic woman that began at a party in England and culminated with the downfall of his reign nearly six years later.


Kritters Thoughts: A great little short book about the courtship and eventual marriage of King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson.  Told through a limited number of pages, this book cuts straight to the facts and isn't a characterization of what happened, it is what happened.

Wallis Simpson was invited to an event that King Edward VIII attended before he was crowned king and as they spent more and more time together they realized that there was something growing between them and they had some tough decisions to make.  I appreciated hearing the real truth as to Wallis' reaction to his possible abdication and how this would truly impact the family and the world.  

As a fan of the show The Crown, this read was great to make me see a behind the scenes of how Elizabeth ended up on the throne and how this truly impacted her and her family.  I would love more small concise books like this on other subjects.    


 Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row
  Ebook 2020 Challenge:  35 out of 100


Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Netgalley.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.



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