The Golden Prince, by Rebecca Dean: Edward VIII became notorious for abandoning the throne for Mrs Simpson, but in the summer of 1911 he was a prince straight from the pages of a fairy-tale. Raised by the harsh disciplinarian King George V and his unfeeling Queen Mary, the prince longed for the warmth that had been deprived of him.The high society Houghton girls' lives however, were full of fun, both at their magnificent family seat Snowberry, and at the whirlwind of glamorous parties which punctuated their lives. When a moment of serendipity brings Edward and Lily Houghton together, the pressures of a stuffy court are replaced with the lightness that Edward has dreamt of.
But a future monarch could not choose his own Queen, and even an enduring love might falter under the furious gaze of a King. Could the devotion of Edward and Lily triumph against him and the impending doom of World War I? Or would they bow to the inevitable and set in train events that could bring down the Crown, and change the
course of history forever?
But wait, there's MORE. From TheFeatheredNest I also won the blogaversary draw for the water colour and crayon set/paper/brush combo!
My thanks to everyone who offered up these books and prizes. Lucky me!
And that's not the end of it. I had to break down and buy two books that I really, really, really, wanted to read, Across the Universe by Beth Revis and...