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The Shadow Queen

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The Shadow Queen by Rebecca Dean
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Aug 14, 2012 | ISBN 9780767930574

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“Even Brits determined to keep hating “that woman” might murmur “you go girl!” by the final page of Rebecca Dean’s engrossing The Shadow Queen. Based on Wallis Simpson’s life, the novel sympathetically depicts how a penniless, fatherless girl used brains, guts and charm to become the glam American divorcée for whom a king gave up his throne in 1936.” –USA Today

“A seasoned romance author brings fresh twists to this Cinderella tale.” –Good Housekeeping

“Simpson’s story is compelling…it is fun to imagine what circumstances catapulted this supporting player firmly onto center stage.” –Booklist

“The book is a mix of fact and fiction that plays out against a background of high-society living, royal house parties, diplomatic missions and the world’s involvement in the Great War…Dean’s main task is to depict the transformation of an unremarkable young person into the kind of woman capable of motivating a man to give up a country in exchange for her love.” –Star Tribune

“The details of Wallis Simpson’s life are well known, but seriously, what was going on in her head? A novelist imagines.” –Denver Post

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