Wallis in Love: The Untold Life of the Duchess of Windsor, the Woman Who Changed the Monarchy

Wallis in Love: The Untold Life of the Duchess of Windsor, the Woman Who Changed the Monarchy

For fans of the Netflix series The Crown and from the author of the New York Times bestseller 17 Carnations comes a captivating biography of Wallis Simpson, the notorious woman for whom Edward VIII gave up the throne. "You have no idea how hard it is to live out a great romance." -Wallis Simpson Before she became known as the woman who enticed a king from his throne and bir For fans of the Netflix series The Crown and from the author of the New York Times bestseller 17 Carnations comes...

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Title:Wallis in Love: The Untold Life of the Duchess of Windsor, the Woman Who Changed the Monarchy
Author:Andrew Morton
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Genres:Biography
ISBN:1455566977
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:416 pages pages

Wallis in Love: The Untold Life of the Duchess of Windsor, the Woman Who Changed the Monarchy Reviews

  • Simon
    Mar 03, 2018

    I've been wanting to learn more about Wallis Simpson for awhile now. I didn't know much about her other than she was twice divorced when she married the former king and both of them may have been Nazi sympathizers. I was hoping by reading this book I would learn more about their Nazi c...

    This advance reader copy was provided by Grand Central Publishing via NetGalley. Years ago when I still thought that Wallis Simpson and David Windsor were a match made in heaven and soulmates, it was such a romantic vision. It was very disheartening over time to learn that although ...

    On June of 1896, Bessie Wallis Warfield was born. In November of that same year, her tubercular father died. Her mother was two months pregnant when they married, which gave her a bad start in the social life in the south. Her mother?s father and step-mother did not offer to take the...

    Thanks to goodreads and the publisher for a free copy of Wallis in Love. This is a well-written, informative biography of someone who I find next-to-impossible to like. Kudos to the author for making this such an interesting read. Would definitely recommend to people who enjoy non-fict...

    There is nothing in this book that has been "untold", since people have been writing about the Duchess of Windsor for decades. She was (and remains) a woman with a lot of enemies. Wallis was also someone who accomplished nothing at all, or at least nothing that has lasted. You don't ge...

  • Amanda
    Mar 18, 2018

    I've been wanting to learn more about Wallis Simpson for awhile now. I didn't know much about her other than she was twice divorced when she married the former king and both of them may have been Nazi sympathizers. I was hoping by reading this book I would learn more about their Nazi c...

    This advance reader copy was provided by Grand Central Publishing via NetGalley. Years ago when I still thought that Wallis Simpson and David Windsor were a match made in heaven and soulmates, it was such a romantic vision. It was very disheartening over time to learn that although ...

    On June of 1896, Bessie Wallis Warfield was born. In November of that same year, her tubercular father died. Her mother was two months pregnant when they married, which gave her a bad start in the social life in the south. Her mother?s father and step-mother did not offer to take the...

    Thanks to goodreads and the publisher for a free copy of Wallis in Love. This is a well-written, informative biography of someone who I find next-to-impossible to like. Kudos to the author for making this such an interesting read. Would definitely recommend to people who enjoy non-fict...

    There is nothing in this book that has been "untold", since people have been writing about the Duchess of Windsor for decades. She was (and remains) a woman with a lot of enemies. Wallis was also someone who accomplished nothing at all, or at least nothing that has lasted. You don't ge...

    Well written and interesting, this book follows Wallis Simpson from her early years through the end of her life. Vilified as the tramp who stole Edward from the throne, this book painted a different picture. It was the future and short-lived role of King, that Edward clearly did not...

    Author Andrew Morton faced a herculean task - researching and crafting a biography of a wholly unlikable public figure who often sparks vitriol in the hearts and minds of people, even today. After slogging through this book, it's clear that Morton did little more than his due diligence...

    I was under the mistaken impression that Wallis Simpson was a misunderstood woman who fell in love with the King of England. My eyes have been opened to the truth. Wallis was a young girl who felt she deserved the best of everything. Men were her stepping stones to get what she want...

    "Wallis in Love" explores the life of Wallis Simpson, the woman who changed the course of the British Monarchy. Twice divorced, she charmed Edward VIII who ended up abdicating the throne. It was supposed to be a great love story but in many ways, it seemed only to imprison Wallis and E...

    Before there was reality TV, and social media influencers, and before there was television, let alone the NetFlix drama The Crown, there was Wallis Simpson. How did a down on her luck Baltimore gal create the love affair of the century? She became famous for being famous through sheer ...

    A fascinating book!! Bessie Wallis Warfield is a prudish, rather obsessive girl from Baltimore. As a child she was imaginative, ambitious and extremely spoiled. Most of her life was a search for status and social acceptance. Her father died when she was young, and she frequently clashe...

    I've never been a big fan of Andrew Morton's books. His collaboration with Princess Diana struck me more as the collaboration of 2 people each out to use each other than anything like "her true story". However, this is an excellent biography that is both fair and entertaining. ...

    Like many other young women, when growing up I thought that Wallis Simpson and Edward, Prince of Wales, were a match made in heaven. Theirs was truly a romantic marriage: however, over time I learned that although the former king worshiped the ground she walked on, the twice-divorced M...

    I've read a lot about Mrs. Simpson and the Duke of Windsor, but this was a new spin. I think there should have been a subtitle "The Grass isn't Always Greener". Neither one of them ever thought the whole thing through. Mrs. Simpson wanted a piece of royalty and she never got it. Shu...

    Interesting book----not really new information but I hadn't read much about her so a lot was new to me. He has done a lot of research and one thing I did like was when he quoted people or her friends, he put them in context (were they love rivals, did they have anything to gain/lose by...

    ...

    Painful reading/listening. I trust this author implicitly, yet had no idea really what this historic character was made of.... ...

    A very absorbing well-written and researched documentary on the life of Wallis Simpson (Duchess of Windsor) and the man she truly loved. ...

    Wallis finally gets the royal treatment, though it?s a bit late to please her. ...

    A repetitive portrait of a bitter shrew - much as I expected. Truly a horrid person famous for being famous with better outfits and jewels than the Kardashian?s - also famous for being famous. ...

    More fascinating than anticipated. ...

  • Beth
    Sep 07, 2018

    I've been wanting to learn more about Wallis Simpson for awhile now. I didn't know much about her other than she was twice divorced when she married the former king and both of them may have been Nazi sympathizers. I was hoping by reading this book I would learn more about their Nazi c...

    This advance reader copy was provided by Grand Central Publishing via NetGalley. Years ago when I still thought that Wallis Simpson and David Windsor were a match made in heaven and soulmates, it was such a romantic vision. It was very disheartening over time to learn that although ...

    On June of 1896, Bessie Wallis Warfield was born. In November of that same year, her tubercular father died. Her mother was two months pregnant when they married, which gave her a bad start in the social life in the south. Her mother?s father and step-mother did not offer to take the...

    Thanks to goodreads and the publisher for a free copy of Wallis in Love. This is a well-written, informative biography of someone who I find next-to-impossible to like. Kudos to the author for making this such an interesting read. Would definitely recommend to people who enjoy non-fict...

    There is nothing in this book that has been "untold", since people have been writing about the Duchess of Windsor for decades. She was (and remains) a woman with a lot of enemies. Wallis was also someone who accomplished nothing at all, or at least nothing that has lasted. You don't ge...

    Well written and interesting, this book follows Wallis Simpson from her early years through the end of her life. Vilified as the tramp who stole Edward from the throne, this book painted a different picture. It was the future and short-lived role of King, that Edward clearly did not...

    Author Andrew Morton faced a herculean task - researching and crafting a biography of a wholly unlikable public figure who often sparks vitriol in the hearts and minds of people, even today. After slogging through this book, it's clear that Morton did little more than his due diligence...

    I was under the mistaken impression that Wallis Simpson was a misunderstood woman who fell in love with the King of England. My eyes have been opened to the truth. Wallis was a young girl who felt she deserved the best of everything. Men were her stepping stones to get what she want...

    "Wallis in Love" explores the life of Wallis Simpson, the woman who changed the course of the British Monarchy. Twice divorced, she charmed Edward VIII who ended up abdicating the throne. It was supposed to be a great love story but in many ways, it seemed only to imprison Wallis and E...

    Before there was reality TV, and social media influencers, and before there was television, let alone the NetFlix drama The Crown, there was Wallis Simpson. How did a down on her luck Baltimore gal create the love affair of the century? She became famous for being famous through sheer ...

    A fascinating book!! Bessie Wallis Warfield is a prudish, rather obsessive girl from Baltimore. As a child she was imaginative, ambitious and extremely spoiled. Most of her life was a search for status and social acceptance. Her father died when she was young, and she frequently clashe...

    I've never been a big fan of Andrew Morton's books. His collaboration with Princess Diana struck me more as the collaboration of 2 people each out to use each other than anything like "her true story". However, this is an excellent biography that is both fair and entertaining. ...

    Like many other young women, when growing up I thought that Wallis Simpson and Edward, Prince of Wales, were a match made in heaven. Theirs was truly a romantic marriage: however, over time I learned that although the former king worshiped the ground she walked on, the twice-divorced M...

    I've read a lot about Mrs. Simpson and the Duke of Windsor, but this was a new spin. I think there should have been a subtitle "The Grass isn't Always Greener". Neither one of them ever thought the whole thing through. Mrs. Simpson wanted a piece of royalty and she never got it. Shu...

    Interesting book----not really new information but I hadn't read much about her so a lot was new to me. He has done a lot of research and one thing I did like was when he quoted people or her friends, he put them in context (were they love rivals, did they have anything to gain/lose by...

    ...

    Painful reading/listening. I trust this author implicitly, yet had no idea really what this historic character was made of.... ...

  • Robin
    Apr 07, 2018

    I've been wanting to learn more about Wallis Simpson for awhile now. I didn't know much about her other than she was twice divorced when she married the former king and both of them may have been Nazi sympathizers. I was hoping by reading this book I would learn more about their Nazi c...

    This advance reader copy was provided by Grand Central Publishing via NetGalley. Years ago when I still thought that Wallis Simpson and David Windsor were a match made in heaven and soulmates, it was such a romantic vision. It was very disheartening over time to learn that although ...

    On June of 1896, Bessie Wallis Warfield was born. In November of that same year, her tubercular father died. Her mother was two months pregnant when they married, which gave her a bad start in the social life in the south. Her mother?s father and step-mother did not offer to take the...

    Thanks to goodreads and the publisher for a free copy of Wallis in Love. This is a well-written, informative biography of someone who I find next-to-impossible to like. Kudos to the author for making this such an interesting read. Would definitely recommend to people who enjoy non-fict...

    There is nothing in this book that has been "untold", since people have been writing about the Duchess of Windsor for decades. She was (and remains) a woman with a lot of enemies. Wallis was also someone who accomplished nothing at all, or at least nothing that has lasted. You don't ge...

    Well written and interesting, this book follows Wallis Simpson from her early years through the end of her life. Vilified as the tramp who stole Edward from the throne, this book painted a different picture. It was the future and short-lived role of King, that Edward clearly did not...

    Author Andrew Morton faced a herculean task - researching and crafting a biography of a wholly unlikable public figure who often sparks vitriol in the hearts and minds of people, even today. After slogging through this book, it's clear that Morton did little more than his due diligence...

    I was under the mistaken impression that Wallis Simpson was a misunderstood woman who fell in love with the King of England. My eyes have been opened to the truth. Wallis was a young girl who felt she deserved the best of everything. Men were her stepping stones to get what she want...

    "Wallis in Love" explores the life of Wallis Simpson, the woman who changed the course of the British Monarchy. Twice divorced, she charmed Edward VIII who ended up abdicating the throne. It was supposed to be a great love story but in many ways, it seemed only to imprison Wallis and E...

    Before there was reality TV, and social media influencers, and before there was television, let alone the NetFlix drama The Crown, there was Wallis Simpson. How did a down on her luck Baltimore gal create the love affair of the century? She became famous for being famous through sheer ...

    A fascinating book!! Bessie Wallis Warfield is a prudish, rather obsessive girl from Baltimore. As a child she was imaginative, ambitious and extremely spoiled. Most of her life was a search for status and social acceptance. Her father died when she was young, and she frequently clashe...

    I've never been a big fan of Andrew Morton's books. His collaboration with Princess Diana struck me more as the collaboration of 2 people each out to use each other than anything like "her true story". However, this is an excellent biography that is both fair and entertaining. ...

    Like many other young women, when growing up I thought that Wallis Simpson and Edward, Prince of Wales, were a match made in heaven. Theirs was truly a romantic marriage: however, over time I learned that although the former king worshiped the ground she walked on, the twice-divorced M...

    I've read a lot about Mrs. Simpson and the Duke of Windsor, but this was a new spin. I think there should have been a subtitle "The Grass isn't Always Greener". Neither one of them ever thought the whole thing through. Mrs. Simpson wanted a piece of royalty and she never got it. Shu...

    Interesting book----not really new information but I hadn't read much about her so a lot was new to me. He has done a lot of research and one thing I did like was when he quoted people or her friends, he put them in context (were they love rivals, did they have anything to gain/lose by...

    ...

    Painful reading/listening. I trust this author implicitly, yet had no idea really what this historic character was made of.... ...

    A very absorbing well-written and researched documentary on the life of Wallis Simpson (Duchess of Windsor) and the man she truly loved. ...

    Wallis finally gets the royal treatment, though it?s a bit late to please her. ...

    A repetitive portrait of a bitter shrew - much as I expected. Truly a horrid person famous for being famous with better outfits and jewels than the Kardashian?s - also famous for being famous. ...

    More fascinating than anticipated. ...

    Interesting to learn more about her. She certainly doesn't come off well here; grasping and always wanting more, ultimately unhappy. But that has always struck me about her, even with my limited knowledge. No doubt she fundamentally changed the monarchy. But the author has an intere...

    Worst. Simpson. Ever. ...

    Andrew Morton is a biographer known for his sensationalism and sometimes tawdry details about celebrities. He is also known for extensive digging into a person's past - every interview, letter, comment, etc. Both of these facts about Morton make him a fun biographer to read; who doesn'...

    Andrew Morton is incapable of writing a biography - he writes books in which he either loves or intensely dislikes his subjects. In this book, he chooses to intensely dislike the Duchess of Windsor. He's not alone in his views and by all neutral accounts, she was rather unlikable. Howe...

    I have read many books about the Windsors and the royal family- and even have the auction catalog from the historic auction of the Duchess?s belongings. I did not learn a lot of new information but I did enjoy Morton?s writing and research. I read the Kindle edition and would have ...

    Simply put, this book portrays Wallis Simpson in what seems to be her true light. One of those women who?ll do almost anything to attain what she wants; money, power, & status. She accomplishes this by infiltrating herself with people of considerable wealth, most from either rich...

    Cheesy tabloid version of her story. But still a great easy read. ...

  • Laurie
    Nov 05, 2017

    I've been wanting to learn more about Wallis Simpson for awhile now. I didn't know much about her other than she was twice divorced when she married the former king and both of them may have been Nazi sympathizers. I was hoping by reading this book I would learn more about their Nazi c...

    This advance reader copy was provided by Grand Central Publishing via NetGalley. Years ago when I still thought that Wallis Simpson and David Windsor were a match made in heaven and soulmates, it was such a romantic vision. It was very disheartening over time to learn that although ...

    On June of 1896, Bessie Wallis Warfield was born. In November of that same year, her tubercular father died. Her mother was two months pregnant when they married, which gave her a bad start in the social life in the south. Her mother?s father and step-mother did not offer to take the...

  • Grace
    Feb 25, 2018

    I've been wanting to learn more about Wallis Simpson for awhile now. I didn't know much about her other than she was twice divorced when she married the former king and both of them may have been Nazi sympathizers. I was hoping by reading this book I would learn more about their Nazi c...

    This advance reader copy was provided by Grand Central Publishing via NetGalley. Years ago when I still thought that Wallis Simpson and David Windsor were a match made in heaven and soulmates, it was such a romantic vision. It was very disheartening over time to learn that although ...

    On June of 1896, Bessie Wallis Warfield was born. In November of that same year, her tubercular father died. Her mother was two months pregnant when they married, which gave her a bad start in the social life in the south. Her mother?s father and step-mother did not offer to take the...

    Thanks to goodreads and the publisher for a free copy of Wallis in Love. This is a well-written, informative biography of someone who I find next-to-impossible to like. Kudos to the author for making this such an interesting read. Would definitely recommend to people who enjoy non-fict...

    There is nothing in this book that has been "untold", since people have been writing about the Duchess of Windsor for decades. She was (and remains) a woman with a lot of enemies. Wallis was also someone who accomplished nothing at all, or at least nothing that has lasted. You don't ge...

    Well written and interesting, this book follows Wallis Simpson from her early years through the end of her life. Vilified as the tramp who stole Edward from the throne, this book painted a different picture. It was the future and short-lived role of King, that Edward clearly did not...

    Author Andrew Morton faced a herculean task - researching and crafting a biography of a wholly unlikable public figure who often sparks vitriol in the hearts and minds of people, even today. After slogging through this book, it's clear that Morton did little more than his due diligence...

  • Meg - A Bookish Affair
    Feb 19, 2018

    I've been wanting to learn more about Wallis Simpson for awhile now. I didn't know much about her other than she was twice divorced when she married the former king and both of them may have been Nazi sympathizers. I was hoping by reading this book I would learn more about their Nazi c...

    This advance reader copy was provided by Grand Central Publishing via NetGalley. Years ago when I still thought that Wallis Simpson and David Windsor were a match made in heaven and soulmates, it was such a romantic vision. It was very disheartening over time to learn that although ...

    On June of 1896, Bessie Wallis Warfield was born. In November of that same year, her tubercular father died. Her mother was two months pregnant when they married, which gave her a bad start in the social life in the south. Her mother?s father and step-mother did not offer to take the...

    Thanks to goodreads and the publisher for a free copy of Wallis in Love. This is a well-written, informative biography of someone who I find next-to-impossible to like. Kudos to the author for making this such an interesting read. Would definitely recommend to people who enjoy non-fict...

    There is nothing in this book that has been "untold", since people have been writing about the Duchess of Windsor for decades. She was (and remains) a woman with a lot of enemies. Wallis was also someone who accomplished nothing at all, or at least nothing that has lasted. You don't ge...

    Well written and interesting, this book follows Wallis Simpson from her early years through the end of her life. Vilified as the tramp who stole Edward from the throne, this book painted a different picture. It was the future and short-lived role of King, that Edward clearly did not...

    Author Andrew Morton faced a herculean task - researching and crafting a biography of a wholly unlikable public figure who often sparks vitriol in the hearts and minds of people, even today. After slogging through this book, it's clear that Morton did little more than his due diligence...

    I was under the mistaken impression that Wallis Simpson was a misunderstood woman who fell in love with the King of England. My eyes have been opened to the truth. Wallis was a young girl who felt she deserved the best of everything. Men were her stepping stones to get what she want...

    "Wallis in Love" explores the life of Wallis Simpson, the woman who changed the course of the British Monarchy. Twice divorced, she charmed Edward VIII who ended up abdicating the throne. It was supposed to be a great love story but in many ways, it seemed only to imprison Wallis and E...

  • Bookish
    Feb 26, 2018

    I've been wanting to learn more about Wallis Simpson for awhile now. I didn't know much about her other than she was twice divorced when she married the former king and both of them may have been Nazi sympathizers. I was hoping by reading this book I would learn more about their Nazi c...

    This advance reader copy was provided by Grand Central Publishing via NetGalley. Years ago when I still thought that Wallis Simpson and David Windsor were a match made in heaven and soulmates, it was such a romantic vision. It was very disheartening over time to learn that although ...

    On June of 1896, Bessie Wallis Warfield was born. In November of that same year, her tubercular father died. Her mother was two months pregnant when they married, which gave her a bad start in the social life in the south. Her mother?s father and step-mother did not offer to take the...

    Thanks to goodreads and the publisher for a free copy of Wallis in Love. This is a well-written, informative biography of someone who I find next-to-impossible to like. Kudos to the author for making this such an interesting read. Would definitely recommend to people who enjoy non-fict...

    There is nothing in this book that has been "untold", since people have been writing about the Duchess of Windsor for decades. She was (and remains) a woman with a lot of enemies. Wallis was also someone who accomplished nothing at all, or at least nothing that has lasted. You don't ge...

    Well written and interesting, this book follows Wallis Simpson from her early years through the end of her life. Vilified as the tramp who stole Edward from the throne, this book painted a different picture. It was the future and short-lived role of King, that Edward clearly did not...

    Author Andrew Morton faced a herculean task - researching and crafting a biography of a wholly unlikable public figure who often sparks vitriol in the hearts and minds of people, even today. After slogging through this book, it's clear that Morton did little more than his due diligence...

    I was under the mistaken impression that Wallis Simpson was a misunderstood woman who fell in love with the King of England. My eyes have been opened to the truth. Wallis was a young girl who felt she deserved the best of everything. Men were her stepping stones to get what she want...

    "Wallis in Love" explores the life of Wallis Simpson, the woman who changed the course of the British Monarchy. Twice divorced, she charmed Edward VIII who ended up abdicating the throne. It was supposed to be a great love story but in many ways, it seemed only to imprison Wallis and E...

    Before there was reality TV, and social media influencers, and before there was television, let alone the NetFlix drama The Crown, there was Wallis Simpson. How did a down on her luck Baltimore gal create the love affair of the century? She became famous for being famous through sheer ...

    A fascinating book!! Bessie Wallis Warfield is a prudish, rather obsessive girl from Baltimore. As a child she was imaginative, ambitious and extremely spoiled. Most of her life was a search for status and social acceptance. Her father died when she was young, and she frequently clashe...

    I've never been a big fan of Andrew Morton's books. His collaboration with Princess Diana struck me more as the collaboration of 2 people each out to use each other than anything like "her true story". However, this is an excellent biography that is both fair and entertaining. ...

    Like many other young women, when growing up I thought that Wallis Simpson and Edward, Prince of Wales, were a match made in heaven. Theirs was truly a romantic marriage: however, over time I learned that although the former king worshiped the ground she walked on, the twice-divorced M...

    I've read a lot about Mrs. Simpson and the Duke of Windsor, but this was a new spin. I think there should have been a subtitle "The Grass isn't Always Greener". Neither one of them ever thought the whole thing through. Mrs. Simpson wanted a piece of royalty and she never got it. Shu...

    Interesting book----not really new information but I hadn't read much about her so a lot was new to me. He has done a lot of research and one thing I did like was when he quoted people or her friends, he put them in context (were they love rivals, did they have anything to gain/lose by...

    ...

    Painful reading/listening. I trust this author implicitly, yet had no idea really what this historic character was made of.... ...

    A very absorbing well-written and researched documentary on the life of Wallis Simpson (Duchess of Windsor) and the man she truly loved. ...

    Wallis finally gets the royal treatment, though it?s a bit late to please her. ...

  • Linda Lipko
    Jul 23, 2018

    I've been wanting to learn more about Wallis Simpson for awhile now. I didn't know much about her other than she was twice divorced when she married the former king and both of them may have been Nazi sympathizers. I was hoping by reading this book I would learn more about their Nazi c...

    This advance reader copy was provided by Grand Central Publishing via NetGalley. Years ago when I still thought that Wallis Simpson and David Windsor were a match made in heaven and soulmates, it was such a romantic vision. It was very disheartening over time to learn that although ...

    On June of 1896, Bessie Wallis Warfield was born. In November of that same year, her tubercular father died. Her mother was two months pregnant when they married, which gave her a bad start in the social life in the south. Her mother?s father and step-mother did not offer to take the...

    Thanks to goodreads and the publisher for a free copy of Wallis in Love. This is a well-written, informative biography of someone who I find next-to-impossible to like. Kudos to the author for making this such an interesting read. Would definitely recommend to people who enjoy non-fict...

    There is nothing in this book that has been "untold", since people have been writing about the Duchess of Windsor for decades. She was (and remains) a woman with a lot of enemies. Wallis was also someone who accomplished nothing at all, or at least nothing that has lasted. You don't ge...

    Well written and interesting, this book follows Wallis Simpson from her early years through the end of her life. Vilified as the tramp who stole Edward from the throne, this book painted a different picture. It was the future and short-lived role of King, that Edward clearly did not...

  • BonnieL
    Feb 27, 2018

    I've been wanting to learn more about Wallis Simpson for awhile now. I didn't know much about her other than she was twice divorced when she married the former king and both of them may have been Nazi sympathizers. I was hoping by reading this book I would learn more about their Nazi c...

    This advance reader copy was provided by Grand Central Publishing via NetGalley. Years ago when I still thought that Wallis Simpson and David Windsor were a match made in heaven and soulmates, it was such a romantic vision. It was very disheartening over time to learn that although ...

    On June of 1896, Bessie Wallis Warfield was born. In November of that same year, her tubercular father died. Her mother was two months pregnant when they married, which gave her a bad start in the social life in the south. Her mother?s father and step-mother did not offer to take the...

    Thanks to goodreads and the publisher for a free copy of Wallis in Love. This is a well-written, informative biography of someone who I find next-to-impossible to like. Kudos to the author for making this such an interesting read. Would definitely recommend to people who enjoy non-fict...

    There is nothing in this book that has been "untold", since people have been writing about the Duchess of Windsor for decades. She was (and remains) a woman with a lot of enemies. Wallis was also someone who accomplished nothing at all, or at least nothing that has lasted. You don't ge...

    Well written and interesting, this book follows Wallis Simpson from her early years through the end of her life. Vilified as the tramp who stole Edward from the throne, this book painted a different picture. It was the future and short-lived role of King, that Edward clearly did not...

    Author Andrew Morton faced a herculean task - researching and crafting a biography of a wholly unlikable public figure who often sparks vitriol in the hearts and minds of people, even today. After slogging through this book, it's clear that Morton did little more than his due diligence...

    I was under the mistaken impression that Wallis Simpson was a misunderstood woman who fell in love with the King of England. My eyes have been opened to the truth. Wallis was a young girl who felt she deserved the best of everything. Men were her stepping stones to get what she want...

    "Wallis in Love" explores the life of Wallis Simpson, the woman who changed the course of the British Monarchy. Twice divorced, she charmed Edward VIII who ended up abdicating the throne. It was supposed to be a great love story but in many ways, it seemed only to imprison Wallis and E...

    Before there was reality TV, and social media influencers, and before there was television, let alone the NetFlix drama The Crown, there was Wallis Simpson. How did a down on her luck Baltimore gal create the love affair of the century? She became famous for being famous through sheer ...

    A fascinating book!! Bessie Wallis Warfield is a prudish, rather obsessive girl from Baltimore. As a child she was imaginative, ambitious and extremely spoiled. Most of her life was a search for status and social acceptance. Her father died when she was young, and she frequently clashe...

    I've never been a big fan of Andrew Morton's books. His collaboration with Princess Diana struck me more as the collaboration of 2 people each out to use each other than anything like "her true story". However, this is an excellent biography that is both fair and entertaining. ...

    Like many other young women, when growing up I thought that Wallis Simpson and Edward, Prince of Wales, were a match made in heaven. Theirs was truly a romantic marriage: however, over time I learned that although the former king worshiped the ground she walked on, the twice-divorced M...

    I've read a lot about Mrs. Simpson and the Duke of Windsor, but this was a new spin. I think there should have been a subtitle "The Grass isn't Always Greener". Neither one of them ever thought the whole thing through. Mrs. Simpson wanted a piece of royalty and she never got it. Shu...

    Interesting book----not really new information but I hadn't read much about her so a lot was new to me. He has done a lot of research and one thing I did like was when he quoted people or her friends, he put them in context (were they love rivals, did they have anything to gain/lose by...

    ...

    Painful reading/listening. I trust this author implicitly, yet had no idea really what this historic character was made of.... ...

    A very absorbing well-written and researched documentary on the life of Wallis Simpson (Duchess of Windsor) and the man she truly loved. ...

    Wallis finally gets the royal treatment, though it?s a bit late to please her. ...

    A repetitive portrait of a bitter shrew - much as I expected. Truly a horrid person famous for being famous with better outfits and jewels than the Kardashian?s - also famous for being famous. ...

    More fascinating than anticipated. ...

    Interesting to learn more about her. She certainly doesn't come off well here; grasping and always wanting more, ultimately unhappy. But that has always struck me about her, even with my limited knowledge. No doubt she fundamentally changed the monarchy. But the author has an intere...

    Worst. Simpson. Ever. ...

    Andrew Morton is a biographer known for his sensationalism and sometimes tawdry details about celebrities. He is also known for extensive digging into a person's past - every interview, letter, comment, etc. Both of these facts about Morton make him a fun biographer to read; who doesn'...

    Andrew Morton is incapable of writing a biography - he writes books in which he either loves or intensely dislikes his subjects. In this book, he chooses to intensely dislike the Duchess of Windsor. He's not alone in his views and by all neutral accounts, she was rather unlikable. Howe...

  • KelleReads
    Mar 25, 2018

    I've been wanting to learn more about Wallis Simpson for awhile now. I didn't know much about her other than she was twice divorced when she married the former king and both of them may have been Nazi sympathizers. I was hoping by reading this book I would learn more about their Nazi c...

    This advance reader copy was provided by Grand Central Publishing via NetGalley. Years ago when I still thought that Wallis Simpson and David Windsor were a match made in heaven and soulmates, it was such a romantic vision. It was very disheartening over time to learn that although ...

    On June of 1896, Bessie Wallis Warfield was born. In November of that same year, her tubercular father died. Her mother was two months pregnant when they married, which gave her a bad start in the social life in the south. Her mother?s father and step-mother did not offer to take the...

    Thanks to goodreads and the publisher for a free copy of Wallis in Love. This is a well-written, informative biography of someone who I find next-to-impossible to like. Kudos to the author for making this such an interesting read. Would definitely recommend to people who enjoy non-fict...

    There is nothing in this book that has been "untold", since people have been writing about the Duchess of Windsor for decades. She was (and remains) a woman with a lot of enemies. Wallis was also someone who accomplished nothing at all, or at least nothing that has lasted. You don't ge...

    Well written and interesting, this book follows Wallis Simpson from her early years through the end of her life. Vilified as the tramp who stole Edward from the throne, this book painted a different picture. It was the future and short-lived role of King, that Edward clearly did not...

    Author Andrew Morton faced a herculean task - researching and crafting a biography of a wholly unlikable public figure who often sparks vitriol in the hearts and minds of people, even today. After slogging through this book, it's clear that Morton did little more than his due diligence...

    I was under the mistaken impression that Wallis Simpson was a misunderstood woman who fell in love with the King of England. My eyes have been opened to the truth. Wallis was a young girl who felt she deserved the best of everything. Men were her stepping stones to get what she want...

    "Wallis in Love" explores the life of Wallis Simpson, the woman who changed the course of the British Monarchy. Twice divorced, she charmed Edward VIII who ended up abdicating the throne. It was supposed to be a great love story but in many ways, it seemed only to imprison Wallis and E...

    Before there was reality TV, and social media influencers, and before there was television, let alone the NetFlix drama The Crown, there was Wallis Simpson. How did a down on her luck Baltimore gal create the love affair of the century? She became famous for being famous through sheer ...

    A fascinating book!! Bessie Wallis Warfield is a prudish, rather obsessive girl from Baltimore. As a child she was imaginative, ambitious and extremely spoiled. Most of her life was a search for status and social acceptance. Her father died when she was young, and she frequently clashe...

    I've never been a big fan of Andrew Morton's books. His collaboration with Princess Diana struck me more as the collaboration of 2 people each out to use each other than anything like "her true story". However, this is an excellent biography that is both fair and entertaining. ...

    Like many other young women, when growing up I thought that Wallis Simpson and Edward, Prince of Wales, were a match made in heaven. Theirs was truly a romantic marriage: however, over time I learned that although the former king worshiped the ground she walked on, the twice-divorced M...

    I've read a lot about Mrs. Simpson and the Duke of Windsor, but this was a new spin. I think there should have been a subtitle "The Grass isn't Always Greener". Neither one of them ever thought the whole thing through. Mrs. Simpson wanted a piece of royalty and she never got it. Shu...

    Interesting book----not really new information but I hadn't read much about her so a lot was new to me. He has done a lot of research and one thing I did like was when he quoted people or her friends, he put them in context (were they love rivals, did they have anything to gain/lose by...

    ...

    Painful reading/listening. I trust this author implicitly, yet had no idea really what this historic character was made of.... ...

    A very absorbing well-written and researched documentary on the life of Wallis Simpson (Duchess of Windsor) and the man she truly loved. ...

    Wallis finally gets the royal treatment, though it?s a bit late to please her. ...

    A repetitive portrait of a bitter shrew - much as I expected. Truly a horrid person famous for being famous with better outfits and jewels than the Kardashian?s - also famous for being famous. ...

    More fascinating than anticipated. ...

    Interesting to learn more about her. She certainly doesn't come off well here; grasping and always wanting more, ultimately unhappy. But that has always struck me about her, even with my limited knowledge. No doubt she fundamentally changed the monarchy. But the author has an intere...

    Worst. Simpson. Ever. ...

    Andrew Morton is a biographer known for his sensationalism and sometimes tawdry details about celebrities. He is also known for extensive digging into a person's past - every interview, letter, comment, etc. Both of these facts about Morton make him a fun biographer to read; who doesn'...

    Andrew Morton is incapable of writing a biography - he writes books in which he either loves or intensely dislikes his subjects. In this book, he chooses to intensely dislike the Duchess of Windsor. He's not alone in his views and by all neutral accounts, she was rather unlikable. Howe...

    I have read many books about the Windsors and the royal family- and even have the auction catalog from the historic auction of the Duchess?s belongings. I did not learn a lot of new information but I did enjoy Morton?s writing and research. I read the Kindle edition and would have ...

  • Judy
    May 08, 2018

    I've been wanting to learn more about Wallis Simpson for awhile now. I didn't know much about her other than she was twice divorced when she married the former king and both of them may have been Nazi sympathizers. I was hoping by reading this book I would learn more about their Nazi c...

    This advance reader copy was provided by Grand Central Publishing via NetGalley. Years ago when I still thought that Wallis Simpson and David Windsor were a match made in heaven and soulmates, it was such a romantic vision. It was very disheartening over time to learn that although ...

    On June of 1896, Bessie Wallis Warfield was born. In November of that same year, her tubercular father died. Her mother was two months pregnant when they married, which gave her a bad start in the social life in the south. Her mother?s father and step-mother did not offer to take the...

    Thanks to goodreads and the publisher for a free copy of Wallis in Love. This is a well-written, informative biography of someone who I find next-to-impossible to like. Kudos to the author for making this such an interesting read. Would definitely recommend to people who enjoy non-fict...

    There is nothing in this book that has been "untold", since people have been writing about the Duchess of Windsor for decades. She was (and remains) a woman with a lot of enemies. Wallis was also someone who accomplished nothing at all, or at least nothing that has lasted. You don't ge...

    Well written and interesting, this book follows Wallis Simpson from her early years through the end of her life. Vilified as the tramp who stole Edward from the throne, this book painted a different picture. It was the future and short-lived role of King, that Edward clearly did not...

    Author Andrew Morton faced a herculean task - researching and crafting a biography of a wholly unlikable public figure who often sparks vitriol in the hearts and minds of people, even today. After slogging through this book, it's clear that Morton did little more than his due diligence...

    I was under the mistaken impression that Wallis Simpson was a misunderstood woman who fell in love with the King of England. My eyes have been opened to the truth. Wallis was a young girl who felt she deserved the best of everything. Men were her stepping stones to get what she want...

    "Wallis in Love" explores the life of Wallis Simpson, the woman who changed the course of the British Monarchy. Twice divorced, she charmed Edward VIII who ended up abdicating the throne. It was supposed to be a great love story but in many ways, it seemed only to imprison Wallis and E...

    Before there was reality TV, and social media influencers, and before there was television, let alone the NetFlix drama The Crown, there was Wallis Simpson. How did a down on her luck Baltimore gal create the love affair of the century? She became famous for being famous through sheer ...

    A fascinating book!! Bessie Wallis Warfield is a prudish, rather obsessive girl from Baltimore. As a child she was imaginative, ambitious and extremely spoiled. Most of her life was a search for status and social acceptance. Her father died when she was young, and she frequently clashe...

    I've never been a big fan of Andrew Morton's books. His collaboration with Princess Diana struck me more as the collaboration of 2 people each out to use each other than anything like "her true story". However, this is an excellent biography that is both fair and entertaining. ...

    Like many other young women, when growing up I thought that Wallis Simpson and Edward, Prince of Wales, were a match made in heaven. Theirs was truly a romantic marriage: however, over time I learned that although the former king worshiped the ground she walked on, the twice-divorced M...

    I've read a lot about Mrs. Simpson and the Duke of Windsor, but this was a new spin. I think there should have been a subtitle "The Grass isn't Always Greener". Neither one of them ever thought the whole thing through. Mrs. Simpson wanted a piece of royalty and she never got it. Shu...

  • Dana Al-Basha دانة الباشا
    Apr 17, 2018

    I've been wanting to learn more about Wallis Simpson for awhile now. I didn't know much about her other than she was twice divorced when she married the former king and both of them may have been Nazi sympathizers. I was hoping by reading this book I would learn more about their Nazi c...

    This advance reader copy was provided by Grand Central Publishing via NetGalley. Years ago when I still thought that Wallis Simpson and David Windsor were a match made in heaven and soulmates, it was such a romantic vision. It was very disheartening over time to learn that although ...

    On June of 1896, Bessie Wallis Warfield was born. In November of that same year, her tubercular father died. Her mother was two months pregnant when they married, which gave her a bad start in the social life in the south. Her mother?s father and step-mother did not offer to take the...

    Thanks to goodreads and the publisher for a free copy of Wallis in Love. This is a well-written, informative biography of someone who I find next-to-impossible to like. Kudos to the author for making this such an interesting read. Would definitely recommend to people who enjoy non-fict...

    There is nothing in this book that has been "untold", since people have been writing about the Duchess of Windsor for decades. She was (and remains) a woman with a lot of enemies. Wallis was also someone who accomplished nothing at all, or at least nothing that has lasted. You don't ge...

    Well written and interesting, this book follows Wallis Simpson from her early years through the end of her life. Vilified as the tramp who stole Edward from the throne, this book painted a different picture. It was the future and short-lived role of King, that Edward clearly did not...

    Author Andrew Morton faced a herculean task - researching and crafting a biography of a wholly unlikable public figure who often sparks vitriol in the hearts and minds of people, even today. After slogging through this book, it's clear that Morton did little more than his due diligence...

    I was under the mistaken impression that Wallis Simpson was a misunderstood woman who fell in love with the King of England. My eyes have been opened to the truth. Wallis was a young girl who felt she deserved the best of everything. Men were her stepping stones to get what she want...

    "Wallis in Love" explores the life of Wallis Simpson, the woman who changed the course of the British Monarchy. Twice divorced, she charmed Edward VIII who ended up abdicating the throne. It was supposed to be a great love story but in many ways, it seemed only to imprison Wallis and E...

    Before there was reality TV, and social media influencers, and before there was television, let alone the NetFlix drama The Crown, there was Wallis Simpson. How did a down on her luck Baltimore gal create the love affair of the century? She became famous for being famous through sheer ...

    A fascinating book!! Bessie Wallis Warfield is a prudish, rather obsessive girl from Baltimore. As a child she was imaginative, ambitious and extremely spoiled. Most of her life was a search for status and social acceptance. Her father died when she was young, and she frequently clashe...

    I've never been a big fan of Andrew Morton's books. His collaboration with Princess Diana struck me more as the collaboration of 2 people each out to use each other than anything like "her true story". However, this is an excellent biography that is both fair and entertaining. ...

    Like many other young women, when growing up I thought that Wallis Simpson and Edward, Prince of Wales, were a match made in heaven. Theirs was truly a romantic marriage: however, over time I learned that although the former king worshiped the ground she walked on, the twice-divorced M...

    I've read a lot about Mrs. Simpson and the Duke of Windsor, but this was a new spin. I think there should have been a subtitle "The Grass isn't Always Greener". Neither one of them ever thought the whole thing through. Mrs. Simpson wanted a piece of royalty and she never got it. Shu...

    Interesting book----not really new information but I hadn't read much about her so a lot was new to me. He has done a lot of research and one thing I did like was when he quoted people or her friends, he put them in context (were they love rivals, did they have anything to gain/lose by...

    ...

  • Sandy
    Mar 20, 2018

    I've been wanting to learn more about Wallis Simpson for awhile now. I didn't know much about her other than she was twice divorced when she married the former king and both of them may have been Nazi sympathizers. I was hoping by reading this book I would learn more about their Nazi c...

    This advance reader copy was provided by Grand Central Publishing via NetGalley. Years ago when I still thought that Wallis Simpson and David Windsor were a match made in heaven and soulmates, it was such a romantic vision. It was very disheartening over time to learn that although ...

    On June of 1896, Bessie Wallis Warfield was born. In November of that same year, her tubercular father died. Her mother was two months pregnant when they married, which gave her a bad start in the social life in the south. Her mother?s father and step-mother did not offer to take the...

    Thanks to goodreads and the publisher for a free copy of Wallis in Love. This is a well-written, informative biography of someone who I find next-to-impossible to like. Kudos to the author for making this such an interesting read. Would definitely recommend to people who enjoy non-fict...

    There is nothing in this book that has been "untold", since people have been writing about the Duchess of Windsor for decades. She was (and remains) a woman with a lot of enemies. Wallis was also someone who accomplished nothing at all, or at least nothing that has lasted. You don't ge...

    Well written and interesting, this book follows Wallis Simpson from her early years through the end of her life. Vilified as the tramp who stole Edward from the throne, this book painted a different picture. It was the future and short-lived role of King, that Edward clearly did not...

    Author Andrew Morton faced a herculean task - researching and crafting a biography of a wholly unlikable public figure who often sparks vitriol in the hearts and minds of people, even today. After slogging through this book, it's clear that Morton did little more than his due diligence...

    I was under the mistaken impression that Wallis Simpson was a misunderstood woman who fell in love with the King of England. My eyes have been opened to the truth. Wallis was a young girl who felt she deserved the best of everything. Men were her stepping stones to get what she want...

  • Carol N
    May 21, 2018

    I've been wanting to learn more about Wallis Simpson for awhile now. I didn't know much about her other than she was twice divorced when she married the former king and both of them may have been Nazi sympathizers. I was hoping by reading this book I would learn more about their Nazi c...

    This advance reader copy was provided by Grand Central Publishing via NetGalley. Years ago when I still thought that Wallis Simpson and David Windsor were a match made in heaven and soulmates, it was such a romantic vision. It was very disheartening over time to learn that although ...

    On June of 1896, Bessie Wallis Warfield was born. In November of that same year, her tubercular father died. Her mother was two months pregnant when they married, which gave her a bad start in the social life in the south. Her mother?s father and step-mother did not offer to take the...

    Thanks to goodreads and the publisher for a free copy of Wallis in Love. This is a well-written, informative biography of someone who I find next-to-impossible to like. Kudos to the author for making this such an interesting read. Would definitely recommend to people who enjoy non-fict...

    There is nothing in this book that has been "untold", since people have been writing about the Duchess of Windsor for decades. She was (and remains) a woman with a lot of enemies. Wallis was also someone who accomplished nothing at all, or at least nothing that has lasted. You don't ge...

    Well written and interesting, this book follows Wallis Simpson from her early years through the end of her life. Vilified as the tramp who stole Edward from the throne, this book painted a different picture. It was the future and short-lived role of King, that Edward clearly did not...

    Author Andrew Morton faced a herculean task - researching and crafting a biography of a wholly unlikable public figure who often sparks vitriol in the hearts and minds of people, even today. After slogging through this book, it's clear that Morton did little more than his due diligence...

    I was under the mistaken impression that Wallis Simpson was a misunderstood woman who fell in love with the King of England. My eyes have been opened to the truth. Wallis was a young girl who felt she deserved the best of everything. Men were her stepping stones to get what she want...

    "Wallis in Love" explores the life of Wallis Simpson, the woman who changed the course of the British Monarchy. Twice divorced, she charmed Edward VIII who ended up abdicating the throne. It was supposed to be a great love story but in many ways, it seemed only to imprison Wallis and E...

    Before there was reality TV, and social media influencers, and before there was television, let alone the NetFlix drama The Crown, there was Wallis Simpson. How did a down on her luck Baltimore gal create the love affair of the century? She became famous for being famous through sheer ...

    A fascinating book!! Bessie Wallis Warfield is a prudish, rather obsessive girl from Baltimore. As a child she was imaginative, ambitious and extremely spoiled. Most of her life was a search for status and social acceptance. Her father died when she was young, and she frequently clashe...

    I've never been a big fan of Andrew Morton's books. His collaboration with Princess Diana struck me more as the collaboration of 2 people each out to use each other than anything like "her true story". However, this is an excellent biography that is both fair and entertaining. ...

    Like many other young women, when growing up I thought that Wallis Simpson and Edward, Prince of Wales, were a match made in heaven. Theirs was truly a romantic marriage: however, over time I learned that although the former king worshiped the ground she walked on, the twice-divorced M...

  • Kate
    Mar 08, 2018

    I've been wanting to learn more about Wallis Simpson for awhile now. I didn't know much about her other than she was twice divorced when she married the former king and both of them may have been Nazi sympathizers. I was hoping by reading this book I would learn more about their Nazi c...

    This advance reader copy was provided by Grand Central Publishing via NetGalley. Years ago when I still thought that Wallis Simpson and David Windsor were a match made in heaven and soulmates, it was such a romantic vision. It was very disheartening over time to learn that although ...

    On June of 1896, Bessie Wallis Warfield was born. In November of that same year, her tubercular father died. Her mother was two months pregnant when they married, which gave her a bad start in the social life in the south. Her mother?s father and step-mother did not offer to take the...

    Thanks to goodreads and the publisher for a free copy of Wallis in Love. This is a well-written, informative biography of someone who I find next-to-impossible to like. Kudos to the author for making this such an interesting read. Would definitely recommend to people who enjoy non-fict...

    There is nothing in this book that has been "untold", since people have been writing about the Duchess of Windsor for decades. She was (and remains) a woman with a lot of enemies. Wallis was also someone who accomplished nothing at all, or at least nothing that has lasted. You don't ge...

    Well written and interesting, this book follows Wallis Simpson from her early years through the end of her life. Vilified as the tramp who stole Edward from the throne, this book painted a different picture. It was the future and short-lived role of King, that Edward clearly did not...

    Author Andrew Morton faced a herculean task - researching and crafting a biography of a wholly unlikable public figure who often sparks vitriol in the hearts and minds of people, even today. After slogging through this book, it's clear that Morton did little more than his due diligence...

    I was under the mistaken impression that Wallis Simpson was a misunderstood woman who fell in love with the King of England. My eyes have been opened to the truth. Wallis was a young girl who felt she deserved the best of everything. Men were her stepping stones to get what she want...

    "Wallis in Love" explores the life of Wallis Simpson, the woman who changed the course of the British Monarchy. Twice divorced, she charmed Edward VIII who ended up abdicating the throne. It was supposed to be a great love story but in many ways, it seemed only to imprison Wallis and E...

    Before there was reality TV, and social media influencers, and before there was television, let alone the NetFlix drama The Crown, there was Wallis Simpson. How did a down on her luck Baltimore gal create the love affair of the century? She became famous for being famous through sheer ...

    A fascinating book!! Bessie Wallis Warfield is a prudish, rather obsessive girl from Baltimore. As a child she was imaginative, ambitious and extremely spoiled. Most of her life was a search for status and social acceptance. Her father died when she was young, and she frequently clashe...

    I've never been a big fan of Andrew Morton's books. His collaboration with Princess Diana struck me more as the collaboration of 2 people each out to use each other than anything like "her true story". However, this is an excellent biography that is both fair and entertaining. ...

    Like many other young women, when growing up I thought that Wallis Simpson and Edward, Prince of Wales, were a match made in heaven. Theirs was truly a romantic marriage: however, over time I learned that although the former king worshiped the ground she walked on, the twice-divorced M...

    I've read a lot about Mrs. Simpson and the Duke of Windsor, but this was a new spin. I think there should have been a subtitle "The Grass isn't Always Greener". Neither one of them ever thought the whole thing through. Mrs. Simpson wanted a piece of royalty and she never got it. Shu...

    Interesting book----not really new information but I hadn't read much about her so a lot was new to me. He has done a lot of research and one thing I did like was when he quoted people or her friends, he put them in context (were they love rivals, did they have anything to gain/lose by...

  • Rodney
    Mar 24, 2018

    I've been wanting to learn more about Wallis Simpson for awhile now. I didn't know much about her other than she was twice divorced when she married the former king and both of them may have been Nazi sympathizers. I was hoping by reading this book I would learn more about their Nazi c...

    This advance reader copy was provided by Grand Central Publishing via NetGalley. Years ago when I still thought that Wallis Simpson and David Windsor were a match made in heaven and soulmates, it was such a romantic vision. It was very disheartening over time to learn that although ...

    On June of 1896, Bessie Wallis Warfield was born. In November of that same year, her tubercular father died. Her mother was two months pregnant when they married, which gave her a bad start in the social life in the south. Her mother?s father and step-mother did not offer to take the...

    Thanks to goodreads and the publisher for a free copy of Wallis in Love. This is a well-written, informative biography of someone who I find next-to-impossible to like. Kudos to the author for making this such an interesting read. Would definitely recommend to people who enjoy non-fict...

    There is nothing in this book that has been "untold", since people have been writing about the Duchess of Windsor for decades. She was (and remains) a woman with a lot of enemies. Wallis was also someone who accomplished nothing at all, or at least nothing that has lasted. You don't ge...

    Well written and interesting, this book follows Wallis Simpson from her early years through the end of her life. Vilified as the tramp who stole Edward from the throne, this book painted a different picture. It was the future and short-lived role of King, that Edward clearly did not...

    Author Andrew Morton faced a herculean task - researching and crafting a biography of a wholly unlikable public figure who often sparks vitriol in the hearts and minds of people, even today. After slogging through this book, it's clear that Morton did little more than his due diligence...

    I was under the mistaken impression that Wallis Simpson was a misunderstood woman who fell in love with the King of England. My eyes have been opened to the truth. Wallis was a young girl who felt she deserved the best of everything. Men were her stepping stones to get what she want...

    "Wallis in Love" explores the life of Wallis Simpson, the woman who changed the course of the British Monarchy. Twice divorced, she charmed Edward VIII who ended up abdicating the throne. It was supposed to be a great love story but in many ways, it seemed only to imprison Wallis and E...

    Before there was reality TV, and social media influencers, and before there was television, let alone the NetFlix drama The Crown, there was Wallis Simpson. How did a down on her luck Baltimore gal create the love affair of the century? She became famous for being famous through sheer ...

    A fascinating book!! Bessie Wallis Warfield is a prudish, rather obsessive girl from Baltimore. As a child she was imaginative, ambitious and extremely spoiled. Most of her life was a search for status and social acceptance. Her father died when she was young, and she frequently clashe...

    I've never been a big fan of Andrew Morton's books. His collaboration with Princess Diana struck me more as the collaboration of 2 people each out to use each other than anything like "her true story". However, this is an excellent biography that is both fair and entertaining. ...

    Like many other young women, when growing up I thought that Wallis Simpson and Edward, Prince of Wales, were a match made in heaven. Theirs was truly a romantic marriage: however, over time I learned that although the former king worshiped the ground she walked on, the twice-divorced M...

    I've read a lot about Mrs. Simpson and the Duke of Windsor, but this was a new spin. I think there should have been a subtitle "The Grass isn't Always Greener". Neither one of them ever thought the whole thing through. Mrs. Simpson wanted a piece of royalty and she never got it. Shu...

    Interesting book----not really new information but I hadn't read much about her so a lot was new to me. He has done a lot of research and one thing I did like was when he quoted people or her friends, he put them in context (were they love rivals, did they have anything to gain/lose by...

    ...

    Painful reading/listening. I trust this author implicitly, yet had no idea really what this historic character was made of.... ...

    A very absorbing well-written and researched documentary on the life of Wallis Simpson (Duchess of Windsor) and the man she truly loved. ...

    Wallis finally gets the royal treatment, though it?s a bit late to please her. ...

    A repetitive portrait of a bitter shrew - much as I expected. Truly a horrid person famous for being famous with better outfits and jewels than the Kardashian?s - also famous for being famous. ...

    More fascinating than anticipated. ...

    Interesting to learn more about her. She certainly doesn't come off well here; grasping and always wanting more, ultimately unhappy. But that has always struck me about her, even with my limited knowledge. No doubt she fundamentally changed the monarchy. But the author has an intere...

    Worst. Simpson. Ever. ...

  • Sarah
    Jan 20, 2018

    I've been wanting to learn more about Wallis Simpson for awhile now. I didn't know much about her other than she was twice divorced when she married the former king and both of them may have been Nazi sympathizers. I was hoping by reading this book I would learn more about their Nazi c...

    This advance reader copy was provided by Grand Central Publishing via NetGalley. Years ago when I still thought that Wallis Simpson and David Windsor were a match made in heaven and soulmates, it was such a romantic vision. It was very disheartening over time to learn that although ...

    On June of 1896, Bessie Wallis Warfield was born. In November of that same year, her tubercular father died. Her mother was two months pregnant when they married, which gave her a bad start in the social life in the south. Her mother?s father and step-mother did not offer to take the...

    Thanks to goodreads and the publisher for a free copy of Wallis in Love. This is a well-written, informative biography of someone who I find next-to-impossible to like. Kudos to the author for making this such an interesting read. Would definitely recommend to people who enjoy non-fict...

  • Laura Bray
    May 02, 2018

    I've been wanting to learn more about Wallis Simpson for awhile now. I didn't know much about her other than she was twice divorced when she married the former king and both of them may have been Nazi sympathizers. I was hoping by reading this book I would learn more about their Nazi c...

    This advance reader copy was provided by Grand Central Publishing via NetGalley. Years ago when I still thought that Wallis Simpson and David Windsor were a match made in heaven and soulmates, it was such a romantic vision. It was very disheartening over time to learn that although ...

    On June of 1896, Bessie Wallis Warfield was born. In November of that same year, her tubercular father died. Her mother was two months pregnant when they married, which gave her a bad start in the social life in the south. Her mother?s father and step-mother did not offer to take the...

    Thanks to goodreads and the publisher for a free copy of Wallis in Love. This is a well-written, informative biography of someone who I find next-to-impossible to like. Kudos to the author for making this such an interesting read. Would definitely recommend to people who enjoy non-fict...

    There is nothing in this book that has been "untold", since people have been writing about the Duchess of Windsor for decades. She was (and remains) a woman with a lot of enemies. Wallis was also someone who accomplished nothing at all, or at least nothing that has lasted. You don't ge...

    Well written and interesting, this book follows Wallis Simpson from her early years through the end of her life. Vilified as the tramp who stole Edward from the throne, this book painted a different picture. It was the future and short-lived role of King, that Edward clearly did not...

    Author Andrew Morton faced a herculean task - researching and crafting a biography of a wholly unlikable public figure who often sparks vitriol in the hearts and minds of people, even today. After slogging through this book, it's clear that Morton did little more than his due diligence...

    I was under the mistaken impression that Wallis Simpson was a misunderstood woman who fell in love with the King of England. My eyes have been opened to the truth. Wallis was a young girl who felt she deserved the best of everything. Men were her stepping stones to get what she want...

    "Wallis in Love" explores the life of Wallis Simpson, the woman who changed the course of the British Monarchy. Twice divorced, she charmed Edward VIII who ended up abdicating the throne. It was supposed to be a great love story but in many ways, it seemed only to imprison Wallis and E...

    Before there was reality TV, and social media influencers, and before there was television, let alone the NetFlix drama The Crown, there was Wallis Simpson. How did a down on her luck Baltimore gal create the love affair of the century? She became famous for being famous through sheer ...

    A fascinating book!! Bessie Wallis Warfield is a prudish, rather obsessive girl from Baltimore. As a child she was imaginative, ambitious and extremely spoiled. Most of her life was a search for status and social acceptance. Her father died when she was young, and she frequently clashe...

    I've never been a big fan of Andrew Morton's books. His collaboration with Princess Diana struck me more as the collaboration of 2 people each out to use each other than anything like "her true story". However, this is an excellent biography that is both fair and entertaining. ...

    Like many other young women, when growing up I thought that Wallis Simpson and Edward, Prince of Wales, were a match made in heaven. Theirs was truly a romantic marriage: however, over time I learned that although the former king worshiped the ground she walked on, the twice-divorced M...

    I've read a lot about Mrs. Simpson and the Duke of Windsor, but this was a new spin. I think there should have been a subtitle "The Grass isn't Always Greener". Neither one of them ever thought the whole thing through. Mrs. Simpson wanted a piece of royalty and she never got it. Shu...

    Interesting book----not really new information but I hadn't read much about her so a lot was new to me. He has done a lot of research and one thing I did like was when he quoted people or her friends, he put them in context (were they love rivals, did they have anything to gain/lose by...

    ...

    Painful reading/listening. I trust this author implicitly, yet had no idea really what this historic character was made of.... ...

    A very absorbing well-written and researched documentary on the life of Wallis Simpson (Duchess of Windsor) and the man she truly loved. ...

    Wallis finally gets the royal treatment, though it?s a bit late to please her. ...

    A repetitive portrait of a bitter shrew - much as I expected. Truly a horrid person famous for being famous with better outfits and jewels than the Kardashian?s - also famous for being famous. ...

    More fascinating than anticipated. ...

    Interesting to learn more about her. She certainly doesn't come off well here; grasping and always wanting more, ultimately unhappy. But that has always struck me about her, even with my limited knowledge. No doubt she fundamentally changed the monarchy. But the author has an intere...

  • Annie Booker
    Jun 15, 2018

    I've been wanting to learn more about Wallis Simpson for awhile now. I didn't know much about her other than she was twice divorced when she married the former king and both of them may have been Nazi sympathizers. I was hoping by reading this book I would learn more about their Nazi c...

    This advance reader copy was provided by Grand Central Publishing via NetGalley. Years ago when I still thought that Wallis Simpson and David Windsor were a match made in heaven and soulmates, it was such a romantic vision. It was very disheartening over time to learn that although ...

    On June of 1896, Bessie Wallis Warfield was born. In November of that same year, her tubercular father died. Her mother was two months pregnant when they married, which gave her a bad start in the social life in the south. Her mother?s father and step-mother did not offer to take the...

    Thanks to goodreads and the publisher for a free copy of Wallis in Love. This is a well-written, informative biography of someone who I find next-to-impossible to like. Kudos to the author for making this such an interesting read. Would definitely recommend to people who enjoy non-fict...

    There is nothing in this book that has been "untold", since people have been writing about the Duchess of Windsor for decades. She was (and remains) a woman with a lot of enemies. Wallis was also someone who accomplished nothing at all, or at least nothing that has lasted. You don't ge...

    Well written and interesting, this book follows Wallis Simpson from her early years through the end of her life. Vilified as the tramp who stole Edward from the throne, this book painted a different picture. It was the future and short-lived role of King, that Edward clearly did not...

    Author Andrew Morton faced a herculean task - researching and crafting a biography of a wholly unlikable public figure who often sparks vitriol in the hearts and minds of people, even today. After slogging through this book, it's clear that Morton did little more than his due diligence...

    I was under the mistaken impression that Wallis Simpson was a misunderstood woman who fell in love with the King of England. My eyes have been opened to the truth. Wallis was a young girl who felt she deserved the best of everything. Men were her stepping stones to get what she want...

    "Wallis in Love" explores the life of Wallis Simpson, the woman who changed the course of the British Monarchy. Twice divorced, she charmed Edward VIII who ended up abdicating the throne. It was supposed to be a great love story but in many ways, it seemed only to imprison Wallis and E...

    Before there was reality TV, and social media influencers, and before there was television, let alone the NetFlix drama The Crown, there was Wallis Simpson. How did a down on her luck Baltimore gal create the love affair of the century? She became famous for being famous through sheer ...

    A fascinating book!! Bessie Wallis Warfield is a prudish, rather obsessive girl from Baltimore. As a child she was imaginative, ambitious and extremely spoiled. Most of her life was a search for status and social acceptance. Her father died when she was young, and she frequently clashe...

    I've never been a big fan of Andrew Morton's books. His collaboration with Princess Diana struck me more as the collaboration of 2 people each out to use each other than anything like "her true story". However, this is an excellent biography that is both fair and entertaining. ...

  • Lauralee
    Aug 15, 2018

    I've been wanting to learn more about Wallis Simpson for awhile now. I didn't know much about her other than she was twice divorced when she married the former king and both of them may have been Nazi sympathizers. I was hoping by reading this book I would learn more about their Nazi c...

    This advance reader copy was provided by Grand Central Publishing via NetGalley. Years ago when I still thought that Wallis Simpson and David Windsor were a match made in heaven and soulmates, it was such a romantic vision. It was very disheartening over time to learn that although ...

    On June of 1896, Bessie Wallis Warfield was born. In November of that same year, her tubercular father died. Her mother was two months pregnant when they married, which gave her a bad start in the social life in the south. Her mother?s father and step-mother did not offer to take the...

    Thanks to goodreads and the publisher for a free copy of Wallis in Love. This is a well-written, informative biography of someone who I find next-to-impossible to like. Kudos to the author for making this such an interesting read. Would definitely recommend to people who enjoy non-fict...

    There is nothing in this book that has been "untold", since people have been writing about the Duchess of Windsor for decades. She was (and remains) a woman with a lot of enemies. Wallis was also someone who accomplished nothing at all, or at least nothing that has lasted. You don't ge...

    Well written and interesting, this book follows Wallis Simpson from her early years through the end of her life. Vilified as the tramp who stole Edward from the throne, this book painted a different picture. It was the future and short-lived role of King, that Edward clearly did not...

    Author Andrew Morton faced a herculean task - researching and crafting a biography of a wholly unlikable public figure who often sparks vitriol in the hearts and minds of people, even today. After slogging through this book, it's clear that Morton did little more than his due diligence...

    I was under the mistaken impression that Wallis Simpson was a misunderstood woman who fell in love with the King of England. My eyes have been opened to the truth. Wallis was a young girl who felt she deserved the best of everything. Men were her stepping stones to get what she want...

    "Wallis in Love" explores the life of Wallis Simpson, the woman who changed the course of the British Monarchy. Twice divorced, she charmed Edward VIII who ended up abdicating the throne. It was supposed to be a great love story but in many ways, it seemed only to imprison Wallis and E...

    Before there was reality TV, and social media influencers, and before there was television, let alone the NetFlix drama The Crown, there was Wallis Simpson. How did a down on her luck Baltimore gal create the love affair of the century? She became famous for being famous through sheer ...

    A fascinating book!! Bessie Wallis Warfield is a prudish, rather obsessive girl from Baltimore. As a child she was imaginative, ambitious and extremely spoiled. Most of her life was a search for status and social acceptance. Her father died when she was young, and she frequently clashe...

    I've never been a big fan of Andrew Morton's books. His collaboration with Princess Diana struck me more as the collaboration of 2 people each out to use each other than anything like "her true story". However, this is an excellent biography that is both fair and entertaining. ...

    Like many other young women, when growing up I thought that Wallis Simpson and Edward, Prince of Wales, were a match made in heaven. Theirs was truly a romantic marriage: however, over time I learned that although the former king worshiped the ground she walked on, the twice-divorced M...

    I've read a lot about Mrs. Simpson and the Duke of Windsor, but this was a new spin. I think there should have been a subtitle "The Grass isn't Always Greener". Neither one of them ever thought the whole thing through. Mrs. Simpson wanted a piece of royalty and she never got it. Shu...

    Interesting book----not really new information but I hadn't read much about her so a lot was new to me. He has done a lot of research and one thing I did like was when he quoted people or her friends, he put them in context (were they love rivals, did they have anything to gain/lose by...

    ...

    Painful reading/listening. I trust this author implicitly, yet had no idea really what this historic character was made of.... ...

    A very absorbing well-written and researched documentary on the life of Wallis Simpson (Duchess of Windsor) and the man she truly loved. ...

    Wallis finally gets the royal treatment, though it?s a bit late to please her. ...

    A repetitive portrait of a bitter shrew - much as I expected. Truly a horrid person famous for being famous with better outfits and jewels than the Kardashian?s - also famous for being famous. ...

    More fascinating than anticipated. ...

    Interesting to learn more about her. She certainly doesn't come off well here; grasping and always wanting more, ultimately unhappy. But that has always struck me about her, even with my limited knowledge. No doubt she fundamentally changed the monarchy. But the author has an intere...

    Worst. Simpson. Ever. ...

    Andrew Morton is a biographer known for his sensationalism and sometimes tawdry details about celebrities. He is also known for extensive digging into a person's past - every interview, letter, comment, etc. Both of these facts about Morton make him a fun biographer to read; who doesn'...

    Andrew Morton is incapable of writing a biography - he writes books in which he either loves or intensely dislikes his subjects. In this book, he chooses to intensely dislike the Duchess of Windsor. He's not alone in his views and by all neutral accounts, she was rather unlikable. Howe...

    I have read many books about the Windsors and the royal family- and even have the auction catalog from the historic auction of the Duchess?s belongings. I did not learn a lot of new information but I did enjoy Morton?s writing and research. I read the Kindle edition and would have ...

    Simply put, this book portrays Wallis Simpson in what seems to be her true light. One of those women who?ll do almost anything to attain what she wants; money, power, & status. She accomplishes this by infiltrating herself with people of considerable wealth, most from either rich...

    Cheesy tabloid version of her story. But still a great easy read. ...

    Wallis Simpson is famous for being the woman a king gave up his throne for. Her romance with King Edward VIII was known to be one of history?s greatest love stories. Their passion has fascinated so many that a slice of their wedding cake was bought for $29,000. This was made even mor...

  • *TUDOR^QUEEN*
    Feb 23, 2018

    I've been wanting to learn more about Wallis Simpson for awhile now. I didn't know much about her other than she was twice divorced when she married the former king and both of them may have been Nazi sympathizers. I was hoping by reading this book I would learn more about their Nazi c...

    This advance reader copy was provided by Grand Central Publishing via NetGalley. Years ago when I still thought that Wallis Simpson and David Windsor were a match made in heaven and soulmates, it was such a romantic vision. It was very disheartening over time to learn that although ...

  • Judy Frey
    Mar 30, 2018

    I've been wanting to learn more about Wallis Simpson for awhile now. I didn't know much about her other than she was twice divorced when she married the former king and both of them may have been Nazi sympathizers. I was hoping by reading this book I would learn more about their Nazi c...

    This advance reader copy was provided by Grand Central Publishing via NetGalley. Years ago when I still thought that Wallis Simpson and David Windsor were a match made in heaven and soulmates, it was such a romantic vision. It was very disheartening over time to learn that although ...

    On June of 1896, Bessie Wallis Warfield was born. In November of that same year, her tubercular father died. Her mother was two months pregnant when they married, which gave her a bad start in the social life in the south. Her mother?s father and step-mother did not offer to take the...

    Thanks to goodreads and the publisher for a free copy of Wallis in Love. This is a well-written, informative biography of someone who I find next-to-impossible to like. Kudos to the author for making this such an interesting read. Would definitely recommend to people who enjoy non-fict...

    There is nothing in this book that has been "untold", since people have been writing about the Duchess of Windsor for decades. She was (and remains) a woman with a lot of enemies. Wallis was also someone who accomplished nothing at all, or at least nothing that has lasted. You don't ge...

    Well written and interesting, this book follows Wallis Simpson from her early years through the end of her life. Vilified as the tramp who stole Edward from the throne, this book painted a different picture. It was the future and short-lived role of King, that Edward clearly did not...

    Author Andrew Morton faced a herculean task - researching and crafting a biography of a wholly unlikable public figure who often sparks vitriol in the hearts and minds of people, even today. After slogging through this book, it's clear that Morton did little more than his due diligence...

    I was under the mistaken impression that Wallis Simpson was a misunderstood woman who fell in love with the King of England. My eyes have been opened to the truth. Wallis was a young girl who felt she deserved the best of everything. Men were her stepping stones to get what she want...

    "Wallis in Love" explores the life of Wallis Simpson, the woman who changed the course of the British Monarchy. Twice divorced, she charmed Edward VIII who ended up abdicating the throne. It was supposed to be a great love story but in many ways, it seemed only to imprison Wallis and E...

    Before there was reality TV, and social media influencers, and before there was television, let alone the NetFlix drama The Crown, there was Wallis Simpson. How did a down on her luck Baltimore gal create the love affair of the century? She became famous for being famous through sheer ...

    A fascinating book!! Bessie Wallis Warfield is a prudish, rather obsessive girl from Baltimore. As a child she was imaginative, ambitious and extremely spoiled. Most of her life was a search for status and social acceptance. Her father died when she was young, and she frequently clashe...

  • Bonnie
    Mar 23, 2018

    I've been wanting to learn more about Wallis Simpson for awhile now. I didn't know much about her other than she was twice divorced when she married the former king and both of them may have been Nazi sympathizers. I was hoping by reading this book I would learn more about their Nazi c...

    This advance reader copy was provided by Grand Central Publishing via NetGalley. Years ago when I still thought that Wallis Simpson and David Windsor were a match made in heaven and soulmates, it was such a romantic vision. It was very disheartening over time to learn that although ...

    On June of 1896, Bessie Wallis Warfield was born. In November of that same year, her tubercular father died. Her mother was two months pregnant when they married, which gave her a bad start in the social life in the south. Her mother?s father and step-mother did not offer to take the...

    Thanks to goodreads and the publisher for a free copy of Wallis in Love. This is a well-written, informative biography of someone who I find next-to-impossible to like. Kudos to the author for making this such an interesting read. Would definitely recommend to people who enjoy non-fict...

    There is nothing in this book that has been "untold", since people have been writing about the Duchess of Windsor for decades. She was (and remains) a woman with a lot of enemies. Wallis was also someone who accomplished nothing at all, or at least nothing that has lasted. You don't ge...

    Well written and interesting, this book follows Wallis Simpson from her early years through the end of her life. Vilified as the tramp who stole Edward from the throne, this book painted a different picture. It was the future and short-lived role of King, that Edward clearly did not...

    Author Andrew Morton faced a herculean task - researching and crafting a biography of a wholly unlikable public figure who often sparks vitriol in the hearts and minds of people, even today. After slogging through this book, it's clear that Morton did little more than his due diligence...

    I was under the mistaken impression that Wallis Simpson was a misunderstood woman who fell in love with the King of England. My eyes have been opened to the truth. Wallis was a young girl who felt she deserved the best of everything. Men were her stepping stones to get what she want...

    "Wallis in Love" explores the life of Wallis Simpson, the woman who changed the course of the British Monarchy. Twice divorced, she charmed Edward VIII who ended up abdicating the throne. It was supposed to be a great love story but in many ways, it seemed only to imprison Wallis and E...

    Before there was reality TV, and social media influencers, and before there was television, let alone the NetFlix drama The Crown, there was Wallis Simpson. How did a down on her luck Baltimore gal create the love affair of the century? She became famous for being famous through sheer ...

    A fascinating book!! Bessie Wallis Warfield is a prudish, rather obsessive girl from Baltimore. As a child she was imaginative, ambitious and extremely spoiled. Most of her life was a search for status and social acceptance. Her father died when she was young, and she frequently clashe...

    I've never been a big fan of Andrew Morton's books. His collaboration with Princess Diana struck me more as the collaboration of 2 people each out to use each other than anything like "her true story". However, this is an excellent biography that is both fair and entertaining. ...

    Like many other young women, when growing up I thought that Wallis Simpson and Edward, Prince of Wales, were a match made in heaven. Theirs was truly a romantic marriage: however, over time I learned that although the former king worshiped the ground she walked on, the twice-divorced M...

    I've read a lot about Mrs. Simpson and the Duke of Windsor, but this was a new spin. I think there should have been a subtitle "The Grass isn't Always Greener". Neither one of them ever thought the whole thing through. Mrs. Simpson wanted a piece of royalty and she never got it. Shu...

    Interesting book----not really new information but I hadn't read much about her so a lot was new to me. He has done a lot of research and one thing I did like was when he quoted people or her friends, he put them in context (were they love rivals, did they have anything to gain/lose by...

    ...

    Painful reading/listening. I trust this author implicitly, yet had no idea really what this historic character was made of.... ...

    A very absorbing well-written and researched documentary on the life of Wallis Simpson (Duchess of Windsor) and the man she truly loved. ...

    Wallis finally gets the royal treatment, though it?s a bit late to please her. ...

    A repetitive portrait of a bitter shrew - much as I expected. Truly a horrid person famous for being famous with better outfits and jewels than the Kardashian?s - also famous for being famous. ...

    More fascinating than anticipated. ...

    Interesting to learn more about her. She certainly doesn't come off well here; grasping and always wanting more, ultimately unhappy. But that has always struck me about her, even with my limited knowledge. No doubt she fundamentally changed the monarchy. But the author has an intere...

    Worst. Simpson. Ever. ...

    Andrew Morton is a biographer known for his sensationalism and sometimes tawdry details about celebrities. He is also known for extensive digging into a person's past - every interview, letter, comment, etc. Both of these facts about Morton make him a fun biographer to read; who doesn'...

  • Jena Henry
    Mar 31, 2018

    I've been wanting to learn more about Wallis Simpson for awhile now. I didn't know much about her other than she was twice divorced when she married the former king and both of them may have been Nazi sympathizers. I was hoping by reading this book I would learn more about their Nazi c...

    This advance reader copy was provided by Grand Central Publishing via NetGalley. Years ago when I still thought that Wallis Simpson and David Windsor were a match made in heaven and soulmates, it was such a romantic vision. It was very disheartening over time to learn that although ...

    On June of 1896, Bessie Wallis Warfield was born. In November of that same year, her tubercular father died. Her mother was two months pregnant when they married, which gave her a bad start in the social life in the south. Her mother?s father and step-mother did not offer to take the...

    Thanks to goodreads and the publisher for a free copy of Wallis in Love. This is a well-written, informative biography of someone who I find next-to-impossible to like. Kudos to the author for making this such an interesting read. Would definitely recommend to people who enjoy non-fict...

    There is nothing in this book that has been "untold", since people have been writing about the Duchess of Windsor for decades. She was (and remains) a woman with a lot of enemies. Wallis was also someone who accomplished nothing at all, or at least nothing that has lasted. You don't ge...

    Well written and interesting, this book follows Wallis Simpson from her early years through the end of her life. Vilified as the tramp who stole Edward from the throne, this book painted a different picture. It was the future and short-lived role of King, that Edward clearly did not...

    Author Andrew Morton faced a herculean task - researching and crafting a biography of a wholly unlikable public figure who often sparks vitriol in the hearts and minds of people, even today. After slogging through this book, it's clear that Morton did little more than his due diligence...

    I was under the mistaken impression that Wallis Simpson was a misunderstood woman who fell in love with the King of England. My eyes have been opened to the truth. Wallis was a young girl who felt she deserved the best of everything. Men were her stepping stones to get what she want...

    "Wallis in Love" explores the life of Wallis Simpson, the woman who changed the course of the British Monarchy. Twice divorced, she charmed Edward VIII who ended up abdicating the throne. It was supposed to be a great love story but in many ways, it seemed only to imprison Wallis and E...

    Before there was reality TV, and social media influencers, and before there was television, let alone the NetFlix drama The Crown, there was Wallis Simpson. How did a down on her luck Baltimore gal create the love affair of the century? She became famous for being famous through sheer ...

  • Hilary
    Apr 28, 2018

    I've been wanting to learn more about Wallis Simpson for awhile now. I didn't know much about her other than she was twice divorced when she married the former king and both of them may have been Nazi sympathizers. I was hoping by reading this book I would learn more about their Nazi c...

    This advance reader copy was provided by Grand Central Publishing via NetGalley. Years ago when I still thought that Wallis Simpson and David Windsor were a match made in heaven and soulmates, it was such a romantic vision. It was very disheartening over time to learn that although ...

    On June of 1896, Bessie Wallis Warfield was born. In November of that same year, her tubercular father died. Her mother was two months pregnant when they married, which gave her a bad start in the social life in the south. Her mother?s father and step-mother did not offer to take the...

    Thanks to goodreads and the publisher for a free copy of Wallis in Love. This is a well-written, informative biography of someone who I find next-to-impossible to like. Kudos to the author for making this such an interesting read. Would definitely recommend to people who enjoy non-fict...

    There is nothing in this book that has been "untold", since people have been writing about the Duchess of Windsor for decades. She was (and remains) a woman with a lot of enemies. Wallis was also someone who accomplished nothing at all, or at least nothing that has lasted. You don't ge...

    Well written and interesting, this book follows Wallis Simpson from her early years through the end of her life. Vilified as the tramp who stole Edward from the throne, this book painted a different picture. It was the future and short-lived role of King, that Edward clearly did not...

    Author Andrew Morton faced a herculean task - researching and crafting a biography of a wholly unlikable public figure who often sparks vitriol in the hearts and minds of people, even today. After slogging through this book, it's clear that Morton did little more than his due diligence...

    I was under the mistaken impression that Wallis Simpson was a misunderstood woman who fell in love with the King of England. My eyes have been opened to the truth. Wallis was a young girl who felt she deserved the best of everything. Men were her stepping stones to get what she want...

    "Wallis in Love" explores the life of Wallis Simpson, the woman who changed the course of the British Monarchy. Twice divorced, she charmed Edward VIII who ended up abdicating the throne. It was supposed to be a great love story but in many ways, it seemed only to imprison Wallis and E...

    Before there was reality TV, and social media influencers, and before there was television, let alone the NetFlix drama The Crown, there was Wallis Simpson. How did a down on her luck Baltimore gal create the love affair of the century? She became famous for being famous through sheer ...

    A fascinating book!! Bessie Wallis Warfield is a prudish, rather obsessive girl from Baltimore. As a child she was imaginative, ambitious and extremely spoiled. Most of her life was a search for status and social acceptance. Her father died when she was young, and she frequently clashe...

    I've never been a big fan of Andrew Morton's books. His collaboration with Princess Diana struck me more as the collaboration of 2 people each out to use each other than anything like "her true story". However, this is an excellent biography that is both fair and entertaining. ...

    Like many other young women, when growing up I thought that Wallis Simpson and Edward, Prince of Wales, were a match made in heaven. Theirs was truly a romantic marriage: however, over time I learned that although the former king worshiped the ground she walked on, the twice-divorced M...

    I've read a lot about Mrs. Simpson and the Duke of Windsor, but this was a new spin. I think there should have been a subtitle "The Grass isn't Always Greener". Neither one of them ever thought the whole thing through. Mrs. Simpson wanted a piece of royalty and she never got it. Shu...

    Interesting book----not really new information but I hadn't read much about her so a lot was new to me. He has done a lot of research and one thing I did like was when he quoted people or her friends, he put them in context (were they love rivals, did they have anything to gain/lose by...

    ...

    Painful reading/listening. I trust this author implicitly, yet had no idea really what this historic character was made of.... ...

    A very absorbing well-written and researched documentary on the life of Wallis Simpson (Duchess of Windsor) and the man she truly loved. ...

    Wallis finally gets the royal treatment, though it?s a bit late to please her. ...

    A repetitive portrait of a bitter shrew - much as I expected. Truly a horrid person famous for being famous with better outfits and jewels than the Kardashian?s - also famous for being famous. ...

    More fascinating than anticipated. ...

    Interesting to learn more about her. She certainly doesn't come off well here; grasping and always wanting more, ultimately unhappy. But that has always struck me about her, even with my limited knowledge. No doubt she fundamentally changed the monarchy. But the author has an intere...

    Worst. Simpson. Ever. ...

    Andrew Morton is a biographer known for his sensationalism and sometimes tawdry details about celebrities. He is also known for extensive digging into a person's past - every interview, letter, comment, etc. Both of these facts about Morton make him a fun biographer to read; who doesn'...

    Andrew Morton is incapable of writing a biography - he writes books in which he either loves or intensely dislikes his subjects. In this book, he chooses to intensely dislike the Duchess of Windsor. He's not alone in his views and by all neutral accounts, she was rather unlikable. Howe...

    I have read many books about the Windsors and the royal family- and even have the auction catalog from the historic auction of the Duchess?s belongings. I did not learn a lot of new information but I did enjoy Morton?s writing and research. I read the Kindle edition and would have ...

    Simply put, this book portrays Wallis Simpson in what seems to be her true light. One of those women who?ll do almost anything to attain what she wants; money, power, & status. She accomplishes this by infiltrating herself with people of considerable wealth, most from either rich...

    Cheesy tabloid version of her story. But still a great easy read. ...

    Wallis Simpson is famous for being the woman a king gave up his throne for. Her romance with King Edward VIII was known to be one of history?s greatest love stories. Their passion has fascinated so many that a slice of their wedding cake was bought for $29,000. This was made even mor...

    Usually Andrew Morton's books are very good - well researched and pretty well-written. There is no exception to those facts, however, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor are two of the most unlikable people in history. Both are not smart (neither one ever really read a book!) and vapid. Al...

  • Katie B
    Aug 18, 2018

    I've been wanting to learn more about Wallis Simpson for awhile now. I didn't know much about her other than she was twice divorced when she married the former king and both of them may have been Nazi sympathizers. I was hoping by reading this book I would learn more about their Nazi c...

  • Kay Wahrsager
    May 15, 2018

    I've been wanting to learn more about Wallis Simpson for awhile now. I didn't know much about her other than she was twice divorced when she married the former king and both of them may have been Nazi sympathizers. I was hoping by reading this book I would learn more about their Nazi c...

    This advance reader copy was provided by Grand Central Publishing via NetGalley. Years ago when I still thought that Wallis Simpson and David Windsor were a match made in heaven and soulmates, it was such a romantic vision. It was very disheartening over time to learn that although ...

    On June of 1896, Bessie Wallis Warfield was born. In November of that same year, her tubercular father died. Her mother was two months pregnant when they married, which gave her a bad start in the social life in the south. Her mother?s father and step-mother did not offer to take the...

    Thanks to goodreads and the publisher for a free copy of Wallis in Love. This is a well-written, informative biography of someone who I find next-to-impossible to like. Kudos to the author for making this such an interesting read. Would definitely recommend to people who enjoy non-fict...

    There is nothing in this book that has been "untold", since people have been writing about the Duchess of Windsor for decades. She was (and remains) a woman with a lot of enemies. Wallis was also someone who accomplished nothing at all, or at least nothing that has lasted. You don't ge...

    Well written and interesting, this book follows Wallis Simpson from her early years through the end of her life. Vilified as the tramp who stole Edward from the throne, this book painted a different picture. It was the future and short-lived role of King, that Edward clearly did not...

    Author Andrew Morton faced a herculean task - researching and crafting a biography of a wholly unlikable public figure who often sparks vitriol in the hearts and minds of people, even today. After slogging through this book, it's clear that Morton did little more than his due diligence...

    I was under the mistaken impression that Wallis Simpson was a misunderstood woman who fell in love with the King of England. My eyes have been opened to the truth. Wallis was a young girl who felt she deserved the best of everything. Men were her stepping stones to get what she want...

    "Wallis in Love" explores the life of Wallis Simpson, the woman who changed the course of the British Monarchy. Twice divorced, she charmed Edward VIII who ended up abdicating the throne. It was supposed to be a great love story but in many ways, it seemed only to imprison Wallis and E...

    Before there was reality TV, and social media influencers, and before there was television, let alone the NetFlix drama The Crown, there was Wallis Simpson. How did a down on her luck Baltimore gal create the love affair of the century? She became famous for being famous through sheer ...

    A fascinating book!! Bessie Wallis Warfield is a prudish, rather obsessive girl from Baltimore. As a child she was imaginative, ambitious and extremely spoiled. Most of her life was a search for status and social acceptance. Her father died when she was young, and she frequently clashe...

    I've never been a big fan of Andrew Morton's books. His collaboration with Princess Diana struck me more as the collaboration of 2 people each out to use each other than anything like "her true story". However, this is an excellent biography that is both fair and entertaining. ...

    Like many other young women, when growing up I thought that Wallis Simpson and Edward, Prince of Wales, were a match made in heaven. Theirs was truly a romantic marriage: however, over time I learned that although the former king worshiped the ground she walked on, the twice-divorced M...

    I've read a lot about Mrs. Simpson and the Duke of Windsor, but this was a new spin. I think there should have been a subtitle "The Grass isn't Always Greener". Neither one of them ever thought the whole thing through. Mrs. Simpson wanted a piece of royalty and she never got it. Shu...

    Interesting book----not really new information but I hadn't read much about her so a lot was new to me. He has done a lot of research and one thing I did like was when he quoted people or her friends, he put them in context (were they love rivals, did they have anything to gain/lose by...

    ...

    Painful reading/listening. I trust this author implicitly, yet had no idea really what this historic character was made of.... ...

    A very absorbing well-written and researched documentary on the life of Wallis Simpson (Duchess of Windsor) and the man she truly loved. ...

    Wallis finally gets the royal treatment, though it?s a bit late to please her. ...

    A repetitive portrait of a bitter shrew - much as I expected. Truly a horrid person famous for being famous with better outfits and jewels than the Kardashian?s - also famous for being famous. ...

  • Lyn
    Aug 26, 2018

    I've been wanting to learn more about Wallis Simpson for awhile now. I didn't know much about her other than she was twice divorced when she married the former king and both of them may have been Nazi sympathizers. I was hoping by reading this book I would learn more about their Nazi c...

    This advance reader copy was provided by Grand Central Publishing via NetGalley. Years ago when I still thought that Wallis Simpson and David Windsor were a match made in heaven and soulmates, it was such a romantic vision. It was very disheartening over time to learn that although ...

    On June of 1896, Bessie Wallis Warfield was born. In November of that same year, her tubercular father died. Her mother was two months pregnant when they married, which gave her a bad start in the social life in the south. Her mother?s father and step-mother did not offer to take the...

    Thanks to goodreads and the publisher for a free copy of Wallis in Love. This is a well-written, informative biography of someone who I find next-to-impossible to like. Kudos to the author for making this such an interesting read. Would definitely recommend to people who enjoy non-fict...

    There is nothing in this book that has been "untold", since people have been writing about the Duchess of Windsor for decades. She was (and remains) a woman with a lot of enemies. Wallis was also someone who accomplished nothing at all, or at least nothing that has lasted. You don't ge...

    Well written and interesting, this book follows Wallis Simpson from her early years through the end of her life. Vilified as the tramp who stole Edward from the throne, this book painted a different picture. It was the future and short-lived role of King, that Edward clearly did not...

    Author Andrew Morton faced a herculean task - researching and crafting a biography of a wholly unlikable public figure who often sparks vitriol in the hearts and minds of people, even today. After slogging through this book, it's clear that Morton did little more than his due diligence...

    I was under the mistaken impression that Wallis Simpson was a misunderstood woman who fell in love with the King of England. My eyes have been opened to the truth. Wallis was a young girl who felt she deserved the best of everything. Men were her stepping stones to get what she want...

    "Wallis in Love" explores the life of Wallis Simpson, the woman who changed the course of the British Monarchy. Twice divorced, she charmed Edward VIII who ended up abdicating the throne. It was supposed to be a great love story but in many ways, it seemed only to imprison Wallis and E...

    Before there was reality TV, and social media influencers, and before there was television, let alone the NetFlix drama The Crown, there was Wallis Simpson. How did a down on her luck Baltimore gal create the love affair of the century? She became famous for being famous through sheer ...

    A fascinating book!! Bessie Wallis Warfield is a prudish, rather obsessive girl from Baltimore. As a child she was imaginative, ambitious and extremely spoiled. Most of her life was a search for status and social acceptance. Her father died when she was young, and she frequently clashe...

    I've never been a big fan of Andrew Morton's books. His collaboration with Princess Diana struck me more as the collaboration of 2 people each out to use each other than anything like "her true story". However, this is an excellent biography that is both fair and entertaining. ...

    Like many other young women, when growing up I thought that Wallis Simpson and Edward, Prince of Wales, were a match made in heaven. Theirs was truly a romantic marriage: however, over time I learned that although the former king worshiped the ground she walked on, the twice-divorced M...

    I've read a lot about Mrs. Simpson and the Duke of Windsor, but this was a new spin. I think there should have been a subtitle "The Grass isn't Always Greener". Neither one of them ever thought the whole thing through. Mrs. Simpson wanted a piece of royalty and she never got it. Shu...

    Interesting book----not really new information but I hadn't read much about her so a lot was new to me. He has done a lot of research and one thing I did like was when he quoted people or her friends, he put them in context (were they love rivals, did they have anything to gain/lose by...

    ...

    Painful reading/listening. I trust this author implicitly, yet had no idea really what this historic character was made of.... ...

    A very absorbing well-written and researched documentary on the life of Wallis Simpson (Duchess of Windsor) and the man she truly loved. ...

  • Joy Treacy
    Mar 06, 2018

    I've been wanting to learn more about Wallis Simpson for awhile now. I didn't know much about her other than she was twice divorced when she married the former king and both of them may have been Nazi sympathizers. I was hoping by reading this book I would learn more about their Nazi c...

    This advance reader copy was provided by Grand Central Publishing via NetGalley. Years ago when I still thought that Wallis Simpson and David Windsor were a match made in heaven and soulmates, it was such a romantic vision. It was very disheartening over time to learn that although ...

    On June of 1896, Bessie Wallis Warfield was born. In November of that same year, her tubercular father died. Her mother was two months pregnant when they married, which gave her a bad start in the social life in the south. Her mother?s father and step-mother did not offer to take the...

    Thanks to goodreads and the publisher for a free copy of Wallis in Love. This is a well-written, informative biography of someone who I find next-to-impossible to like. Kudos to the author for making this such an interesting read. Would definitely recommend to people who enjoy non-fict...

    There is nothing in this book that has been "untold", since people have been writing about the Duchess of Windsor for decades. She was (and remains) a woman with a lot of enemies. Wallis was also someone who accomplished nothing at all, or at least nothing that has lasted. You don't ge...

    Well written and interesting, this book follows Wallis Simpson from her early years through the end of her life. Vilified as the tramp who stole Edward from the throne, this book painted a different picture. It was the future and short-lived role of King, that Edward clearly did not...

    Author Andrew Morton faced a herculean task - researching and crafting a biography of a wholly unlikable public figure who often sparks vitriol in the hearts and minds of people, even today. After slogging through this book, it's clear that Morton did little more than his due diligence...

    I was under the mistaken impression that Wallis Simpson was a misunderstood woman who fell in love with the King of England. My eyes have been opened to the truth. Wallis was a young girl who felt she deserved the best of everything. Men were her stepping stones to get what she want...

    "Wallis in Love" explores the life of Wallis Simpson, the woman who changed the course of the British Monarchy. Twice divorced, she charmed Edward VIII who ended up abdicating the throne. It was supposed to be a great love story but in many ways, it seemed only to imprison Wallis and E...

    Before there was reality TV, and social media influencers, and before there was television, let alone the NetFlix drama The Crown, there was Wallis Simpson. How did a down on her luck Baltimore gal create the love affair of the century? She became famous for being famous through sheer ...

    A fascinating book!! Bessie Wallis Warfield is a prudish, rather obsessive girl from Baltimore. As a child she was imaginative, ambitious and extremely spoiled. Most of her life was a search for status and social acceptance. Her father died when she was young, and she frequently clashe...

    I've never been a big fan of Andrew Morton's books. His collaboration with Princess Diana struck me more as the collaboration of 2 people each out to use each other than anything like "her true story". However, this is an excellent biography that is both fair and entertaining. ...

    Like many other young women, when growing up I thought that Wallis Simpson and Edward, Prince of Wales, were a match made in heaven. Theirs was truly a romantic marriage: however, over time I learned that although the former king worshiped the ground she walked on, the twice-divorced M...

    I've read a lot about Mrs. Simpson and the Duke of Windsor, but this was a new spin. I think there should have been a subtitle "The Grass isn't Always Greener". Neither one of them ever thought the whole thing through. Mrs. Simpson wanted a piece of royalty and she never got it. Shu...

    Interesting book----not really new information but I hadn't read much about her so a lot was new to me. He has done a lot of research and one thing I did like was when he quoted people or her friends, he put them in context (were they love rivals, did they have anything to gain/lose by...

    ...

    Painful reading/listening. I trust this author implicitly, yet had no idea really what this historic character was made of.... ...

    A very absorbing well-written and researched documentary on the life of Wallis Simpson (Duchess of Windsor) and the man she truly loved. ...

    Wallis finally gets the royal treatment, though it?s a bit late to please her. ...

    A repetitive portrait of a bitter shrew - much as I expected. Truly a horrid person famous for being famous with better outfits and jewels than the Kardashian?s - also famous for being famous. ...

    More fascinating than anticipated. ...

    Interesting to learn more about her. She certainly doesn't come off well here; grasping and always wanting more, ultimately unhappy. But that has always struck me about her, even with my limited knowledge. No doubt she fundamentally changed the monarchy. But the author has an intere...

    Worst. Simpson. Ever. ...

    Andrew Morton is a biographer known for his sensationalism and sometimes tawdry details about celebrities. He is also known for extensive digging into a person's past - every interview, letter, comment, etc. Both of these facts about Morton make him a fun biographer to read; who doesn'...

    Andrew Morton is incapable of writing a biography - he writes books in which he either loves or intensely dislikes his subjects. In this book, he chooses to intensely dislike the Duchess of Windsor. He's not alone in his views and by all neutral accounts, she was rather unlikable. Howe...

    I have read many books about the Windsors and the royal family- and even have the auction catalog from the historic auction of the Duchess?s belongings. I did not learn a lot of new information but I did enjoy Morton?s writing and research. I read the Kindle edition and would have ...

    Simply put, this book portrays Wallis Simpson in what seems to be her true light. One of those women who?ll do almost anything to attain what she wants; money, power, & status. She accomplishes this by infiltrating herself with people of considerable wealth, most from either rich...