If you remember, awhile back I received a copy of a book entitled, The Golden Prince. I agreed to read the book and share my thoughts with my readers.
The cover fascinated me. Do you ever choose a book based on the cover artwork? Since I'm a sewing nut I'll say that the sumptuous layers of beautiful fabric certainly attracted me and made me curious.
Here's the exchange I had with the Farmer when the book arrived.
THE GOLDEN PRINCE ARRIVES
As I've said many times I'm just not a lover of fiction and I was curious to see how I'd react to this book. It's historical fiction, based on the life of the Prince of Wales who eventually became King Edward VIII.
The book is a fictional account based on historical fact. When he was a young man Edward VIII fell in love with a young woman, but since she wasn't a royal his father squelched the relationship. The author takes this premise and writes a "what if?...." account. The author sets up circumstances that lead to the prince meeting a warm and interesting family with lots of daughters. He falls in love with one of the sisters and the story expands from there.
There's lot of insight into the strictures of being royal and how limiting that life can be.
It's very interesting and a romantic novel with many interesting characters. It was a quite enjoyable read and timely with the release of the movie "The Kings Speech" based on the struggles of Edward's brother who was forced into the role of King after Edward abdicated to marry Wallis Simpson.
It's also timely read due to the upcoming marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton (a non-royal).
If you're interested in reading "The Golden Prince", leave me a comment. I'll be passing the book along to an interested party.
Now I'm going to prepare for the approaching snowstorm.