'Palace Circle is a gem, filled with dashing lords, gutsy ladies, family secrets and royal intrigue.' Barbara Delinsky American Heiress Delia Chandler leaves Virginia to marry Viscount Ivor Conisborough, completely unprepared for her new place within the royal circle.
Soon she is holding dinner parties for Winston Churchill and Wallis Simpson and attending glittering balls with Prince Edward.
But beneath the dazzling facade, Delia quickly discovers a world steeped in scandal.
It seems everyone has a secret, including her husband.
When Ivor is sent to Cairo and appointed advisor to King Fuad, Delia must follow with her two daughters.
Like their mother, Petra and Davina are fiery beauties who long to escape the elegant and palatial villas of Garden City for the exotic, wild beating heart of Cairo.
But their desires will lead them into dangerous territory, shattering their world as they know it, forever.
Drenched in glamour, secrets and scandal, Palace Circle is an irresistible combination of real historical events and masterful storytelling.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 496 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 14/05/2009
- Category: Historical romance
- ISBN: 9780007268436
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Review by bhowell
This historical novel had a bit too much soppy romance in it for my taste. I don't know why it seems necessary to refer to women as animals in romance novels and Rebbecca Dean doen't do it too often but it is still offensive. Delia's daughters are "fiery beauties", as if they were horses. I guess it is too difficult to say they were strong and beeautiful women. Delia has "cat eyes" because they were green, yet cats mainly have yellow eyes and what is the point really? Women are people not a "blonde". No wonder Nora Roberts liked this novel.