Lso This was in my humble pinion an exceptional read I truly loved this book I was a little put Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom off when I saw that it was written in 1956 even before thisld lady was born but it was so good I could hardly put it down Characters came to life and just the perfect amount f dialogue vs description Can t wait to start reading Book 2Read this book again because it is part f the Stuart Saga which I am now reading Loved it just as much I m wondering if Plaidy chose this title r if her publishers thought Charles II would be appealing to the readers than a book about his times Either way this is not ne Witness to the Martyrdom: John Taylor's Personal Account of the Last Days of the Prophet Joseph Smith of Plaidy s stronger novels There were too many POV characters Minette Lucy even Louis the XIV playf a part in this book than Charles doesI did like the way Plaidy captured Charles s charm in his rare appearances in his book Plaidy is reasonably non judgemental about Lucy her choices She may not have been the brightest bulb but I liked Lucy with her pursuit f pleasure lack f guileMinette s baby talk as a young child was uite painful to read It is hard to convey a young child s speech Plaidy uite definitely fails n this the book verall did contain a lot f trite dialogue especially in the middle partsWhen the book truly becomes Minette s story it definitely improves I have read her Wikipedia entry it looks like Plaidy has made her pure than she was in real life Philip less vicious She was still an intelligent cultured woman I really want to read about her The Stuart family is run ut f England when Cromwell turns the country into a Commonwealth Charles II is a prince wandering around to different courts while he makes attempts to return to the throne His mom and youngest sister Henriette Minette to her brother are in the French court The ther family members are either imprisoned in England r at court in ther areas Though this is the first book in the Charles II it is really about two woman rather than Charles himself The first woman. Al and romantic minefield f the French courts Minette soon falls passionately in love with Louis the young Sun King Yet her affections are not returned and heartbroken she must mollify hers.
Is his sister Minette She starts as a child and blossoms into a woman falling in love with Louis XIV Louis doesn t find ut he loves her back until it s too late and he s already been married The second is Lucy Waters though a uick Google search has her name as Lucy Walters so I m not sure why her name was incorrect in the book Lucy is described as the most beautiful woman in England and Charles falls in love with her uickly He can t marry her but that doesn t stop a love affair from happening I found this book uite dense and a slow read though it was still very interesting Most f my historical fiction reading n the British monarchy is in the Tudor era I didn t know much Ten Thousand Goddam Cattle: A History of the American Cowboy in Song, Story and Verse of either Charles IIr Louis XIV and even though this book didn t focus Set Theory, Logic and Their Limitations on those two characters learning about those around them during the time does a lot to shed lightn those royals Minette was the most interesting character in this book She went through a transformation from shy skinny child to beautiful joyous lady It seems like she brought many kinds f art to the French court A whole book could be written n her This book isn t as salacious as Philippa Gregory but it is still a great story f fascinating historical figures Enjoyed the story f Charles II before and in the early days The Stringbean Murders of the Restoration The story was focused howevern his youngest sister Minette later Duchesse d Orleans and I think that this trilogy if I remember correctly is about Charles shown through the eyes أساطير شعبية من قلب جزيرة العرب: الجزء الرابع of the women that loved him Annoyingly a lotf these books have been given updated titles so it s kind Stricken (Asphalt Cowboys, of hard to remember which is which This book seems to be available as a 3 in 1 called The Lovesf Charles II Early years The Sporty Game of Charles IIf England as he wandered Europe focused American Yakuza II on his mistress Lucy Waters and his sister Henriette The first partf the book was rather dull but as Henriette grew up and the book turned to her relationship with Louis XIV Inventions That Changed the World: Working Wonders of France it got much interesting. Elf with a marriage to his secretly gay brother Phillippe But at what cost These years are given Plaidy's wonderful technicolour treatment as an enthralling storyf love and intigue unfolds.
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I thought that this would be about Charles II but it was about his younger sister Henrietta and her relationship with him Hmmmm Told about Charles 2 Love Onboard: Cupid's Caribbean Cruise of England before he is crowned king his beloved baby sister Henrietta his Catholic unforgiving and manipulative mother Henrietta Maria and the French King Louis and his brother Philippe The first partf the novel was uite familiar backstabbing and plotting royals in exile a dashingly handsome and appealing young prince with lovers all Vertical Mind: Psychological Approaches for Optimal Rock Climbing over the place including a well meaning mistress who bears his son The second half though seemed in a hurry to be finished and the style and purposef the writing seemed to change Not as enjoyable as historical royal fiction usually is for me This takes place after what is essentially the end Blood Love of the Third English Civil War and the beheadingf King Charles I leaving Cromwell as head f the country and Princ Not ne f my favorite s by Plaidy The blub n the back made the book seem like it was about Charles II However he had a small part in the book It was about his sister Henriette and his lover Lucy Only two stars because I think the book should have been a little better describing what it was really about The Wandering Prince is the first book in The Loves f Charles II saga by Jean Plaidy It is about his relationships with Lucy Water his first important mistress and the mother f his son James Duke f Monmouth and his sister HenrietteI really felt like the majority f the book was about Minette but as her story was the most interesting to me I really enjoyed thatThe portrayal f Minette s marriage to the Duc de Orleans was a bit favorable than I ve previously read I don t know whether to think ne author made it better than it was DIY, Dammit!: A Practical Guide to Curse-Free Crafting or another author made it worse Still I prefer to think Minette was less abused rather than I liked Lucy Water too though she was uite a faithless tramp It was nice to see the interaction between Charles and Jemmy as a child It is 1651 and Charles II the most fascinatingf England's rakes is in exile With him are his younger sister Minette and his buxom mistress Lucy Water and together they traverse the politic.
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