Palace Circle

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Broadway Books, 2009 - Fiction - 425 pages
15 Reviews

Palace intrigue, romance, and illicit affairs—Rebecca Dean has written a glorious novel that will sweep Philippa Gregory fans off their feet.

Delia Chandler, an eighteen-year-old Southern girl, marries Viscount Ivor Conisborough just before World War II, becoming part of the Windsor court. It’s every girl’s dream come true. But Delia is jolted from her pleasant life when she realizes, after the birth of her two daughters, that Ivor chose her only to bear an heir to his estate. Shortly thereafter, she begins an affair with her husband’s handsome, titled, and frequently scandalous best friend.

When Conisborough is appointed as an adviser to King Fuad of Egypt, Delia exchanges one palace circle for another, far different one. While she sees Egypt as a place of exile, her two daughters regard Egypt as their home. Only when war comes to Cairo—and Delia finally reveals the secret she has kept for so long—can she begin to heal the divisions separating her from those she loves.

Rebecca Dean’s irresistible combination of real events and masterful storytelling will keep readers fascinated until the very last page.

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User Review  - Juliana Chow - Goodreads

I absolutely ADORED "The Golden Prince", which is also one of Rebecca Dean's books, so I thought I'd give this a try. I think it was OK. Didn't exactly live up to my expectations, mainly because the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Amanda R. - Goodreads

My full review will be available at http://later on this evening. However, I absolutely fell in love with this book, and now count Rebecca Dean among my favorite authors. This was well-written, and I ... Read full review


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Born in Yorkshire, England, REBECCA DEAN lives in London with her husband and two small dogs.

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