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Mary, Queen of France Legendary historical novelist Jean Plaidy brings to life the story of Princess Mary Tudor, a celebrated beauty and born rebel who would defy the most powerful king in Europe her older brotherPrincess Mary Rose is the youngest sister of Henry VIII, and one of the few people whom he adores unconditionally Known throughout Europe for her charm and good looks, Mary is the golden child of the Tudor family and is granted her every wishExcept when it comes to marriage Henry VIII, locked in a political showdown with France, decides to offer up his pampered baby sister to secure peace between the two mighty kingdoms Innocent, teenage Mary must become the wife of the elderly King Louis, a toothless, ailing man in his sixties Horrified and furious, Mary has no choice but to sail for France There she hones her political skills, bides her time, and remains secretly in love with Charles Brandon, the Duke of Suffolk When King Louis dies, after only two years of marriage, Mary is determined not to be sold into another unhappy union She must act quickly if she wants to be with the man she truly loves, she must defy the laws of church and state by marrying without her brother s permission Together, Mary and Charles devise a scheme to outwit the most ruthless king in Europe and gain their hearts desire, not knowing if it will lead to marital bliss or certain death I ve been reading a lot of super long historical fiction lately, so it was a relief to read something very short for a change I was thinking this was super short, then checked and it has 304 pages still, so you see my mind frame from those really long ones LOL Besides the shortness, i wasn t a big fan of this book It s about Mary, Henry VIII s little sister, and her marriages, and how she fell in love We start off with Mary s story, then midway through, switch to an entirely different story I ve been reading a lot of super long historical fiction lately, so it was a relief to read something very short for a change I was thinking this was super short, then checked and it has 304 pages still, so you see my mind frame from those really long ones LOL Besides the shortness, i wasn t a big fan of this book It s about Mary, Henry VIII s little sister, and her marriages, and how she fell in love We start off with Mary s story, then midway through, switch to an entirely different story about France, then bring Mary back in It felt very choppy Also, this seemed kind of frivolous,of a romance than of any historical importance It was just missing something, it was missing most things I still read it, it wasn t THAT bad that I couldn t read it, but it seemedchick lit to me, without the fun chick lit way of writing This book is about Mary Tudor, youngest sister of King Henry viii It begins with Mary s childhood and her betrothal to prince Charles which ended after many years The author described very nicely the relationship between siblings Mary Henry thatthan likely was close to the truth It was interesting to see how in a time when princess and princesses were married for political purposes, Mary has the courage to defy even her own brother to keep his promise It is known that he had promi This book is about Mary Tudor, youngest sister of King Henry viii It begins with Mary s childhood and her betrothal to prince Charles which ended after many years The author described very nicely the relationship between siblings Mary Henry thatthan likely was close to the truth It was interesting to see how in a time when princess and princesses were married for political purposes, Mary has the courage to defy even her own brother to keep his promise It is known that he had promised her that if she married King Louis from France who was 30 years older than her and widowed she d marry whom she wanted afterwards Three months later after her marriage she becomes a widow and marries in secrecy to Charles Brandon The author also takes us onto the life of King Louis successor Francois and the big influence his mother and sister had over him.I have to address the fact that this cover is quite misleading The cover from the book I read was not like this one in GR This is a good story, sticks mostly to history facts known and gives a good idea on what could ve shaped and influenced these interesting historical characters This book wasn t quite what I was expecting About half the book was dedicated to King Loius of France and the events that led up to the eventual betrothal of Mary to Louis I found this section to be a bit boring and, at times, confusing because a lot of characters were introduced briefly while detailing the French line of succession I felt that part of the story could have been omitted andtime devoted to Mary s time in the French Court and her time after returning to Englanda lot of This book wasn t quite what I was expecting About half the book was dedicated to King Loius of France and the events that led up to the eventual betrothal of Mary to Louis I found this section to be a bit boring and, at times, confusing because a lot of characters were introduced briefly while detailing the French line of succession I felt that part of the story could have been omitted andtime devoted to Mary s time in the French Court and her time after returning to Englanda lot of things seemed to be just skimmed over The other Plaidy novels I have read seemed to have beendevoted to the title character and better executed This book did make me wonderabout Charles Brandonin other works I ve read he s been portrayed as the rake who was happy to be with whomever he was with in the moment, but Plaidy paints him as a devoted suitor and husband to Mary and a devoted father I think this is a decent novel of Mary and her love for Henry and Charles This is my first Jean Plaidy novel, and while i plan to read , I am a little disappointed in the story telling in this particular novel Perhaps it is because this has been written before my generation am 24 and an avid historical fiction reader , but i found the writing a little bland The story is so sensational and scandalous but she writes it too quickly, obviously conforming to a publisher s limit of pages I found this book to read out this way Mary falls in love, Mary gets marr This is my first Jean Plaidy novel, and while i plan to read , I am a little disappointed in the story telling in this particular novel Perhaps it is because this has been written before my generation am 24 and an avid historical fiction reader , but i found the writing a little bland The story is so sensational and scandalous but she writes it too quickly, obviously conforming to a publisher s limit of pages I found this book to read out this way Mary falls in love, Mary gets married away from lover to King of France, Mary marries her real love after King dies I just wanteddrama I understand that this isn t a Danielle Steel novel but I just wantedjuiciness

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