In 1997, the world changed when we learned of Princess Diana's death. Journalist Victoria Byrd has been asked to cover her death while she's also been given an exclusive opportunity to interview the elusive author M.A. Bright, who apparently has written a sequel to her bestselling novel Autumn Leaves. On top of that, Victoria is trying to balance her own life as the girlfriend of an international superstar actor. Like Diana, Victoria finds herself the prey of paparazzi looking for that money shot.
I truly enjoyed Lost Autumn, reading the majority of the book in one setting. I did have some trouble following the three different timelines in the beginning, but once I got that sorted, I couldn't put the book down. Lost Autumn felt original and unique. It made me interested in the real story of Prince Edward and later his marriage to Wallis Simpson. Of course, the section dealing with Princess Diana's death connected me with the novel, as I still vividly remember where I was when I heard the news and also watching her funeral. I thought the author did an excellent job creating strong female characters that were relatable. I look forward to going back and reading the author's earlier works In Falling Snow and Swimming Home.
I received this book courtesy of G.P. Putnam's Sons, Penguin Publishing Group through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.