The Woman Before Wallis: A Novel of Windsors, Vanderbilts, and Royal Scandal Audiobook, by Bryn Turnbull Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: Bryn Turnbull Narrator: Mary Jane Wells Publisher: Harlequin Audio Audio Length: Release Date: July 2020 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781488208652

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For fans of The Paris Wife and The Crown, this stunning novel tells the true story of the American divorcée who captured Prince Edward’s heart before he abdicated his throne for Wallis Simpson.

In the summer of 1926, when Thelma Morgan marries Viscount Duke Furness after a whirlwind romance, she is immersed in a gilded world of extraordinary wealth and privilege. For Thelma, the daughter of an American diplomat, her new life as a member of the British aristocracy is like a fairy tale—even more so when her husband introduces her to Edward, Prince of Wales.

In a twist of fate, her marriage to Furness leads her to fall headlong into a love affair with Edward. But happiness is fleeting, and their love is threatened when Thelma’s sister, Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt, becomes embroiled in a scandal with far-reaching implications. As Thelma sails to New York to support Gloria, she leaves Edward in the hands of her trusted friend Wallis, never imagining the consequences that will follow.

Bryn Turnbull takes readers from the raucous glamour of the Paris Ritz and the French Riviera to the quiet, private corners of St. James’s Palace in this sweeping story of love, loyalty, and betrayal.

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  • “A sweeping yet intimate look at the lives of some of history’s most notorious figures from Vanderbilts to the Prince of Wales.”

    - Chanel Cleeton, New York Times bestselling author
  • “Turnbull takes a story we think we know and turns it on its head, with captivating results.”

    - Jennifer Robson, USA Today bestselling author
  • “The scandalous, fabulous lives of the Morgan sisters and Wallis Simpson up close and personal—what could be more wonderful or more wicked?”

    - Karen Harper, New York Times bestselling author
  • “Juicier than trading gossip at the Ritz…A glamorous story of just how far we’re willing to go for love. Fabulous!”

    - Stephanie Thornton, USA Today bestselling author
  • “This stunning debut is certain to make Bryn Turnbull a rising star in historical fiction.”

    - Renée Rosen, author of Park Avenue Summer
  • “Readers will delight in Turnbull’s masterful weaving of high society, royal shenanigans, and family scandal as they rediscover one of the twentieth century’s most fascinating women.”

    - Alix Rickloff, author of The Way to London
  • “Full of exquisite detail and atmosphere…breathtakingly rich and full of complex characters.”

    - Jeanne Mackin, author of The Beautiful American
  • “An immersive story of love, loyalty, glamour and scandal.”

    - Kristin Beck, author of Resistance

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About the Author

Bryn Turnbull is a writer of historical fiction. Equipped with a master’s of letters in creative writing from the University of St. Andrews, a master’s of professional communication from Ryerson University, and a bachelor’s degree in English literature from McGill University, she focuses on finding stories of women lost within the cracks of the historical record. The Woman Before Wallis is her first novel.

About the Narrator

Mary Jane Wells (a.k.a. McAllister Lee) is a British actress, writer, voice-over artist, and Earphones Award and Audie Award–winning narrator. A graduate of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, she held a recurring role on the BBC’s Half Moon Investigates and narrated the BBC Three television show My Children, which won a Scottish BAFTA.