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Review: Diana, A Spencer in Love

Written by Deb Stratas, Diana, A Spencer in Love is both a work of fiction and non-fiction covering the years of 1980 and 1981 from Diana’s perspective.

Stratas wrote in the Preface, “Diana, A Spencer in Love is a homage to a brave and glorious girl on the cusp of womanhood who was thrust into the royal spotlight and navigated courageously to marry the Prince she loved. Take this journey with her.”

The well researched and historical novel, based on the actual events of Diana’s life, imagines what went on behind closed doors, allowing readers to take the journey with Diana as she fell in love and married Prince Charles. It catches your imagination with the conversations between Diana and her flatmates, the actions and words of the relationship with the Prince of Wales and the start of her life as a member of the world’s most famous royal family.

Stratas perfectly meshes the actual events and known statements with those fictional statements unknown from her private world. She truly makes you feel as though you are right there with Diana experiencing every moment from the highs to the lows of her life from 1980 to 1981.

For those not used to traditional British terms, Stratas provides a glossary of the British terms to help her readers while reading the story.

After reading the book, I highly recommend it especially for those who adored the late Princess of Wales. You will not want to put it down until you have finished the novel! I would love to see another book covering the other years of her tragically short life. Diana, A Spencer in Love is available for purchase through Amazon. You can follow Deb Stratas on Twitter and Facebook as well as visit her website, Diana Books.

Deb Stratas is a Canadian author residing in Toronto with a lifelong passion for the British Royal Family and the late Diana, Princess of Wales. According to Stratas, she felt an instant connection with Diana after watching her wedding to the Prince of Wales. The proud royalist attended a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace in 2015.

About author

Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites including Global News Canada, ABC News Australia, WION India and BBC World News.