Synopsis in a Sentence: The author chronicles the relationship of Prince William (of England) and his bride, Catherine Middleton as they go from college sweethearts to a royal engaged couple.
My Thoughts: I loved this book! And I love William and Kate! And I loved watching the royal wedding! Haha, was that a little too over the top for you? Sorry :). I just find their love story to be very charming and genuine. I decided to read and review this book as their was so much hype and excitement about the royal wedding last week. It seemed a very appropriate book choice!
The author, Christopher Andersen, who has written several other books on the royal family, seems to have done a lot of research for this book and it really shows. He gives plenty of little tidbits in this book about the couple which I didn't know before, like the fact that they go grocery shopping together and have actually a very normal relationship. I also really liked learning more about Kate (now Princess Catherine) and the author actually goes into quite a bit of detail about her background, schooling and family. There are also a number of color photographs of the couple which add to the romantic and cute ambiance of the book.
Princess Diana was a woman whom I always really admired. You have the feeling that she would have been really proud of how her son has seemingly turned out. It was really fun learning more about the newly married couple in this book, and if you are looking for a fluffy, light read for an upcoming beach vacation or are just in the mood for something cheerful and fast paced, I would definitely recommend this.
By the way, did anyone get up early to watch the royal wedding or even have a viewing party? I got up at 3:30 a.m. (central time)! I also am slightly embarassed to admit that I bought a cheapie tiara at Target and vanilla bean scones from Starbucks to celebrate the event. Cheesy? Yes, but when do you ever get to do stuff like that in life hehe :)? If you did watch it, what did you think, most especially about the dress? I thought it was very Grace Kellyish!
What I liked Most: You get the sense in reading this book that this couple might actually have a fairytale happy ending, unlike what happened with Princess Diana and Prince Charles.
What I liked Least: The author includes 1 or 2 stories about the couple which I'm not sure I believe, such as that they supposedly got engaged a year before they announced it to the public, in Scotland. There just seems like too much evidence to the contrary, but who knows. I just wanted to read stories about a genuine seeming couple, rather than rumors and gossip.