Wallis Simpson is a woman of myth and legend. Her many secrets begin in her Baltimore childhood and are added to during a marriage of nightmare violence. She flees to China and a lifestyle both tempestuous and dangerous. A second marriage provides an oasis of calm – but it is excitement Wallis craves. Introduced to Edward, Prince of Wales, she senses his deep need of her – a need that could make her first a princess and then a queen. With destiny’s hand on her shoulder, Wallis prepares to embark on a liaison that will shake the monarchy to its foundations.