📚 Title 📚 : The Other Windsor Girl: A Novel Of Princess Margaret, Royal Rebel
🖊 Author 🖊 : Georgie Blalok
📚 Series or Standalone 📚 : Standalone
🗓 Publication Date 🗓: November 5 2019
🗒 Length 🗒 : 309 pages
⭐️Kindle Unlimited⭐️: No
✨Star Rating✨: 5 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
🎧 Audio 🎧 : Yes
💖Favorite Character💖: Vera Strathmore aka Mrs. Lavish
“Princess Margaret shook out the match hard,like a terrier killing a rat, then flicked it on the table where it smoked leaving a little mark in the smooth polish.”The Other Windsor Girl:A Novel About Princess Margaret, Royal Rebel by Georgie Blalok , Vera Strathmore, Chapter 4
I bought this novel on Audible on a whim and really enjoyed the change of pace from the dark romance I’ve been reading lately! It was definitely a five star book in my opinion. I honestly wasn’t even aware that Princess Margaret existed until this. I felt every bit of her loneliness and pain as she watched all of her family and friends live their lives and marrying who they want. The story was told by Vera, a secret romance novelist who goes by the alias Mrs. Lavish, who meets the Princess through her writing. She soon becomes one of the Princess’ best friends and lady in waiting and is thrown into the Royal set and their lavish lifestyle. As she watches her friend fall in love with a married man she can never really have and she herself meets an American doctor, she quickly realizes that perhaps this isn’t exactly the life she believed she wanted. She is faced with a choice between working in the lush surroundings of buckingham palace and its staff or living a life she can call her own and having a second chance at true love.
This story was a quick and fun listen for me! The voice was perfect for this role and I love a good British accent! I really enjoyed being brought into the luxurious world of Princess Margaret and what it’s like to work for royalty. The secrets that the staff must keep and the scandals that unfold are thrilling and kept me intrigued throughout this story.
Vera’s character was very relatable and I found myself feeling like we were old friends. This story taught me a life lesson which I love finding in novels. That lesson was “Sometimes the life you think you want isn’t exactly what you thought it was and that’s ok.You can decide to change that.”
Vera and Margaret have an understanding and a friendship that is strong enough to be remembered through the years! I wasn’t sure how it would end until the actual ending and I was pleasantly surprised! It left me wanting to hear more of Vera’s story after this book and I’m sure I’ll remember it for years to come!
I definitely recommend this must read for anyone who enjoys historical memoirs or has any interest in the royal family residing in Buckingham Palace and the sacrifices and scandals the staff face working for them. I couldn’t put it down and was left feeling as if I had known Vera and Princess Margaret for years! If your thinking about picking this book up then this is your sign! Read this book! It is as good as it sounds! Your welcome!
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Blurb from Amazon:
Named One of the Best Books of the Week by the New York Post!
In a historical debut evoking the style of The Crown, the daughter of an impoverished noble is swept into the fame and notoriety of the royal family and Princess Margaret’s fast-living friends when she is appointed as Margaret’s second Lady-in-Waiting.
Diana, Catherine, Meghan…glamorous Princess Margaret outdid them all. Springing into post-World War II society, and quite naughty and haughty, she lived in a whirlwind of fame and notoriety. Georgie Blalock captures the fascinating, fast-living princess and her “set” as seen through the eyes of one of her ladies-in-waiting.
In dreary, post-war Britain, Princess Margaret captivates everyone with her cutting edge fashion sense and biting quips. The royal socialite, cigarette holder in one hand, cocktail in the other, sparkles in the company of her glittering entourage of wealthy young aristocrats known as the Margaret Set, but her outrageous lifestyle conflicts with her place as Queen Elizabeth’s younger sister. Can she be a dutiful princess while still dazzling the world on her own terms?
Post-war Britain isn’t glamorous for The Honorable Vera Strathmore. While writing scandalous novels, she dreams of living and working in New York, and regaining the happiness she enjoyed before her fiancé was killed in the war. A chance meeting with the Princess changes her life forever. Vera amuses the princess, and what—or who—Margaret wants, Margaret gets. Soon, Vera gains Margaret’s confidence and the privileged position of second lady-in-waiting to the Princess. Thrust into the center of Margaret’s social and royal life, Vera watches the princess’s love affair with dashing Captain Peter Townsend unfurl.
But while Margaret, as a member of the Royal Family, is not free to act on her desires, Vera soon wants the freedom to pursue her own dreams. As time and Princess Margaret’s scandalous behavior progress, both women will be forced to choose between status, duty, and love…
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