A dazzling epic of royal drama and privilege, and I'm not talking about Harry and Meghan.
Long before Meghan went and shook up the monarchy, King Edward VIII abdicated the throne to marry his love, Wallis Simpson, an American socialite. They quickly found themselves in Nassau as World War II heated up and that's where we find them as Lulu Randolph arrives to interview the Governor and infiltrates the Duke and Duchess' inner circle and begins to uncover the underbelly of royal privilege.
Lulu uncovers that Nassau under the reign of Edward and Wallis is a hotbed of espionage, financial swindles, and racial tension. And in the middle of all the drama is a scientiest, Benedict Thorpe, whom Lulu finds herself undeniably attracted to. Until he disappears without a trace.
This is the story behind the story. How the monarchy really gets things done.
Beatriz Williams is one of my very favorites, and her books never disappoint. They are meticulously researched and her writing brings the history alive.