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The Shadow Queen by Rebecca Dean
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Jul 31, 12

bookshelves: historical-fiction
Read in July, 2012

The story itself is interesting. However I was a disappointed in the content. From the title itself I was led to believe that the story would be about Wallis Simpson's life with the prince. This is not the case. They do not meet in the story until the last few pages. The rest of the story is her life prior to knowing him. While it was interesting, it was not what I was expecting or looking for. A different title would be helpful. Also in the author's note at the end, she points out that 2 of the main characters that run throughout the book were fictional. This story is supposed to be historical fiction but with 2 main characters being fiction, it seems more fiction that historical.
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