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"Readers are transported to 1961 Britain in this fascinating tale about beloved Princess Diana....What follows is an astonishing story of Diana's route to the altar and beyond."—Woman's World
The whole world saw Diana Spencer step from a gilded carriage for her wedding. But before that fairy-tale moment came a difficult journey.…
Bestselling author Wendy Holden explores the astonishing backstory and young adulthood of the ultimate royal celebrity.
Britain, 1961: A beautiful blonde baby is born to Viscount Althorp, heir to the Spencer earldom. But Diana grows up amid the fallout of her parents’ messy divorce. She struggles at school. Her refuge throughout is romantic novels. She dreams of falling in love and being rescued by a handsome prince.
In royal circles, there is concern about the Prince of Wales. Charles is nearing thirty and the right girl needs to be found, fast. She must be young, aristocratic and completely free of past liaisons. Pure and innocent.
Eighteen-year-old Diana Spencer is just about the only candidate. Her yearning to be loved dovetails with royal desperation for a bride. But the route to the altar is perilous. There are hidden dangers. Ruthless schemers. Can Diana’s romantic dream survive?
About the Author
Wendy Holden is a British novelist. She's authored ten Sunday Times top ten bestsellers and has sold over three million copies worldwide.
“Full of delicious details and spot-on portrayals of several familiar royal personages, this delicate, sometimes wistful story will delight fans of historical fiction and British royalty.”--Booklist
"Readers are transported to 1961 Britain in this fascinating tale about beloved Princess Diana Spencer."--Yahoo.com
“Holden’s unique framing device allows readers to get an intimate look at the early life of Princess Di, giving them a fresh perspective on a woman whom many people feel they already know.”--Library Journal