The Woman Before Wallis is based on the true story of Thelma Morgan Furness, the American woman who lost Edward, Prince of Wales, to Wallis Simpson in 1934. It centers on Thelma’s real-life involvement in The Matter of Vanderbilt, a trial which saw Thelma’s twin sister, Gloria Vanderbilt, sued for custody of her daughter on charges of negligence, unfit parenting and homosexuality. As her sister gains international notoriety, Thelma looks on, knowing that her own fall from grace might not be far behind.  

"Brimming with scandal and an equal amount of heart..."
Chanel Cleeton, New York Times bestselling author

“Brimming with scandal and an equal amount of heart…a sweeping yet intimate look at the lives of some of history’s most notorious figures from Vanderbilts to the Prince of Wales… A must-read.”

Chanel Cleeton

New York Times bestselling author of When We Left Cuba and Next Year in Havana

Girly Book Club All-Star Pyjama Party!
Join Bryn, Alka Joshi (The Henna Artist), Kelly Rimmer (Truths I Never Told You) and Molly Fader (The Bitter and Sweet of Cherry Season) in conversation with Cecilia Lyra from the Girly Book Club for an all-star virtual author pyjama party!
Jun 25, 5:00 PM EDT
Online Event


Sign up to receive the latest news on new releases, giveaways, events and more!

By subscribing to this newsletter you are agreeing to receive marketing emails from Bryn Turnbull and her team for the purposes of providing updates on new releases, book promotions, giveaways, and information related to her books.


We value your privacy. We will not share or pass on your personal information to any third parties, and your information will not be used for any other purpose.  You can unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time using the link provided.

For publicity requests, please contact Bryn’s publicists below: 



Roxanne Jones 



Rebecca Silver 


For subsidiary rights regarding Bryn Turnbull’s work, please contact Kevan Lyon at 

© 2020 Bryn Turnbull. All Rights Reserved.