Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Another Woman's Husband by Gill Paul @GillPaulAUTHOR @headlinepg




Two women who challenged the Crown.
Divided by time. Bound by a secret...

1911
At the age of fifteen, carefree Mary Kirk and indomitable Wallis Warfield meet at summer camp. Their friendship will survive heartbreaks, separation and the demands of the British Crown until it is shattered by one unforgivable betrayal...
1997
Rachel's romantic break in Paris with her fiancé ends in tragedy when the car ahead crashes. Inside was Princess Diana. Back in Brighton, Rachel is haunted by the accident, and intrigued to learn the princess had visited the last home of Wallis, Duchess of Windsor, only hours before the crash. Soon, the discovery of a long-forgotten link to Wallis Simpson leads Rachel to the truth behind a scandal that shook the world
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Another Woman's Husband by Gill Paul was published in paperback by Headline on 2 November 2017. My thanks to the publisher who sent my copy for review.

Gill Paul weaves pure magic with words. Another Woman's Husband has kept me gripped for the past few days, and I can honestly say that this is going to be one of my favourite reads of 2017.

I've always been intrigued and fascinated by Wallis Simpson, and whilst some of this story is fictionalised, there is no doubt that a whole lot of it is based on the truth. Add the story of our modern-day icon; Princess Diana, and for me, this was always going to be a winner.

Another Woman's Husband is a dual narrative, told during the months after the death of Princess Diana, and nipping back to the early twentieth century as the reader follows the slow and steady rise of Wallis Simpson. 

Most people will know the stories of both Wallis Simpson and Princess Diana, we have grown up with their images. We know about the glamour, and the scandal. In Another Woman's Husband, Gill Paul has created a fine and intimate portrait of Wallis, the woman who almost brought down the Royal Family. The modern day story starts as Diana dies, and whilst she's not a character in the story, but her legacy is central to the characters.

This author's skill is in her meticulous and detailed research. Using little-known correspondence between Wallis and her friend Mary Kirk, she has created a story that is both captivating and enthralling.

I was completely and utterly spellbound by this brilliantly written tale. It is seamlessly and cleverly put together, the modern-day and the historical linked so well together by the fashions that were loved by both Wallis and Rachel in the present day.

Gill Paul has created a fictional mystery surrounding a small platinum heart, allegedly found at the scene of Diana's death and woven a gripping, romantic and sweeping around it.

Another Woman's Husband is so powerful, a story to lose yourself in and one that I will remember for a long time. What a triumph!



Gill Paul is a Scottish-born, London-based writer of historical fiction and non-fiction. Her novels include the USA Today bestseller The Secret Wife, Woman and Children First, which was shortlisted for an RNA Award, The Affair and No Place For A Lady, which was shortlisted for a Love Stories Award.
Her non-fiction includes A History of Medicine in 50 Objects, World War I Love Stories and Royal Love Stories.
Gill's expertise is often called upon for talks on historical subjects, including the sinking of the Titanic.
She lives in London, where as well as writing full-time, she enjoys swimming year-round in an outdoor pond.
Find out more at www.gillpaul.com
Follow her on Twitter @GillPaulAUTHOR







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