Posted in 12th Century Reviews

review: The Lion of Justice

The Lion of Justice by Jean Plaidy This is the story of Henry I of England, The Lion of Justice,…

Posted in 19th Century Europe First Line Friday Victorian

First Line Friday: 01/13/17

“That solemnity which etiquette, decorum and decency insisted should prevail could scarcely hide the excited expectation in the Palace of…

Posted in 16th Century Reviews Tudor

review: The Lady in the Tower

The Lady in the Tower by Jean Plaidy This is the book that started my obsession with Jean Plaidy–the first…

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review: The Murder in the Tower

The Murder in the Tower by Jean Plaidy Set in the court of James I of England, this is the…

Posted in 17th Century Restoration Reviews

review: The Merry Monarch’s Wife

The Merry Monarch’s Wife previously titled The Pleasures of Love by Jean Plaidy ‘But when I consider the truth of…

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review: The Third George

The Third George by Jean Plaidy Fifth in the eleven book Georgian Saga, The Third George covers the intermediary life…

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review: The Princess of Celle

The Princess of Celle by Jean Plaidy This story begins with a family of brothers, of whom one will inherit…

Posted in 19th Century Reviews Victorian

review: The Queen’s Husband

The Queen’s Husband by Jean Plaidy The third of the four-book Queen Victoria series (The Captive of Kensignton Palace, The…

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Mothers in Literature: HF Version

In celebration of Mother’s Day, I have selected three mothers from literature I have read, each decidedly different from the…

Posted in 15th Century Articles Wars of the Roses

Eleanor Hibbert: Letter about Jane Shore in The Goldsmith’s Wife

Just days after the announcement that confirmed Richard III’s remains were found, I received this correspondence (purchased from a document…

Posted in 14th Century 15th Century Reviews

review: The Star of Lancaster

The Star of Lancaster #11 in the Plantagenet Saga by Jean Plaidy One of the idiosyncrasies of Jean Plaidy’s writing…

Posted in 16th Century Reviews

review: The Young Mary Queen of Scots

The Young Mary Queen of Scots by Jean Plaidy This is one of three Young Adult novels by Jean Plaidy…