Before the Crown

Author: Flora Harding
Publisher: One More Chapter
Genre: Historical Fiction
Source: One More Chapter ( Netgalley )


Before the crown there was a love story…

’If you’re a fan of The Crown, you’ll love this’ Woman’s Weekly

‘Fascinating…a beautiful love story’ Woman

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.

Ope’s Opinion: As I was reading I had to keep reminding myself that this was not a non-fiction book. It was written so well, with so many facts in it that I kept thinking how accurate this story was. I am not your typical historical reader – I only read a few each year. I picked this one and it was a very good choice.

I liked where Flora Harding ended this love story. I hope she chooses to write another fiction for the next part of their story. It would be interesting to see her perspective.

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