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.