by Nancy Mehegan
She was the American socialite who stole the heart of the King of England. And we never forgave her.
A new book "That Woman" gives takes a new look at a woman perhaps unfairly villified.
Wallis Simpson was a strong, fesity woman who travelled to China alone, survived an insanely jealous husband and successfully climbed the social ladders. Charming, outspoken and witty, she defied the conventions of her day. And the British King Edward abolutely adored her.
Her villification included the myth of the beguiling woman who cast a wicked spell on an unassuming, innocent male. She did cast a spell but it was her charm and intelligence, more than trickery and evil seduction.
Wallis knew she wasn't the prettiest woman in a room, but she also knew how to capitalize on her strengths: dressing well and using her sharp wit to charm.
This book is worth reading -- and it gives us a new look at a fascinating woman who perhaps changed history.
Note: this book was provided by the publisher to Vaboomer for review.