Thursday, November 5, 2020

Book Review: Before the Crown by Flora Harding

Book Review


Before the Crown

Flora Harding

 

Book Description:

Windsor Castle, 1943

 As war rages across the world, Princess Elizabeth comes face to face with the dashing naval officer she first met in London nine years before.

 One of the youngest first lieutenants in the Royal Navy, Philip represents everything she has always been taught to avoid. Instability. Audacity. Adventure.

 But when the king learns of their relationship, the suitability of the foreign prince is questioned by all at court.

 He is the risk she has never been allowed to take. The risk not even the shadow of the crown will stop her from taking…

 Step through the palace gates and discover a captivating historical novel of royal secrets and forbidden love exploring the tempestuous courtship between Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip in the wake of WWII.


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My 5-Star Review:

Absolutely charming. Author Flora Harding did an amazing job of bringing the reader into the life and thoughts of both Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip prior to their marriage. It reminded me of the series, The Crown, but with so much more detail. Beautifully written, interesting from beginning to end. I highly recommend this novel to anyone who loves a novel about the royal family.

 


About the Author:

I started writing to fund a PhD on waste disposal in the Elizabethan city and have been juggling fact and fiction ever since. I write across various fiction genres and have written a number of histories and guides, too, on subjects ranging from cathedrals and car distributors to royal palaces. I'm a walker, a traveler, a cook and a card player, and I live in the center of York, a historic city in the north of England, although I spend a lot of time yearning for the big skies and open horizons of moorland, coast or desert. 

 

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