The King and Mrs. Simpson

The True Story of the Commoner Who Captured the Heart of a King
Narrated by: Jill Rolls
Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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.   

"...the approach treats them like a story out of a romance novel, choosing the avenue of creative nonfiction and using it well." (The Midwest Book Review)

"All the elements of scandal, intrigue, and social criticism, and demands of any monarchy are found in this highly readable book." (The Clinton Daily News)

"This is a must read for those who don't like to plow through the tomes of history, yet want to know the story." (The Lakeland Times)

©2018 Erin Schulz (P)2018 Erin Schulz

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What a great read!

Reading this story from the perspective of Love - instead of intrigue and scandal - helped me to understand how and why a popular King would abdicate his throne. When read from the lens of love, desire and happiness - his decision made perfect sense - even if others were questioning his and/or her motives. The author (Erin Schulz) is a truly inspired writer who was able to capture the historical detail and love story all in one. Ms. Shulz chose a wonderful narrator for this tale and Jill Rolls did a brilliant job recounting the story. I highly recommend this book and I am anxiously following this author and can not wait to read her next works.