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review 2018-01-28 22:44
The Queen's Mary

Four Mary's sent to be of service to Mary queen of Scots as she prepares to leave Scotland and start her new life in France. Married to the dauphin, she is expected to be the queen of France for many years to come. 
When the young King dies early, the young queen returns home to Scotland, she is hoping she can slip back into the land of her birth, but she soon finds that there are factions within the country that are not quite as happy with her return.
As their lives progress, they will all soon learn the value of friendship, and the secrets that can circulate around the court. None of them are quite as safe as they appear to be...

The story of the four Mary's was a fun read, although some of the facts seemed a little more skewed, Sarah Gristwood pulls together the story of the four ladies who stuck with their queen through thick and thin and did all that they could to keep their queen safe. The main character is Mary Seton, and her tales weaves from the leaving of Scotland, to the end of Seton's life. A fun and interesting read!


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text 2014-06-11 20:32

Political schemes, religious partisanship and unbridled love shake the Royal Court of Scotland at the end of the Stuart dynasty.


Witness to sordid murders, spy for Her Majesty among the Protestants of the infamous preacher John Knox, forced to give up her one true love, thrown out onto the streets then ruthlessly attacked by a drunkard, Charlotte Gray will do everything in her power to remain the sovereign’s lady-in-waiting.


As for the Queen of Scots, she faces turmoil of a completely different kind: prisoner in a castle under the command of her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I of England, Mary Stuart learns that she is the victim of a vast conspiracy and that her English counterpart has ordered her imminent execution.


Despite their hardships, Mary and Charlotte will keep their dignity throughout the storm. The two women will finally find serenity, one in the arms of a man and the other in the arms of God.


Interwoven with historical facts of the era, the thrilling The Captive Queen saga is worthy of the greatest royal intrigues that still fascinate us several centuries later.

Source: www.dannysaunders.com
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review 2014-03-21 00:00
Spy for the Queen of Scots
Spy for the Queen of Scots - Theresa Breslin It's more like 3.5 stars, but it was a great read. I'd definitely recommend it to fans of historical fiction, especially if you want to know more about Mary, Queen of Scots.
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review 2014-02-14 00:00
Mary Queen of Scots
Mary Queen of Scots - Antonia Fraser Very good
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review 2013-12-28 21:38
The (not so) Memoirs of Mary Queen of Scots
The Memoirs of Mary Queen of Scots - Carolly Erickson

Writing this on my ipad since hubby had to work late and is napping near the computer, so no fun gifs this time, and hopefully minimal typos.


I'll start by saying that I liked this enough to read more by Carolly Erickson. It was a good story, an imagining, and definitely entertained me. I'm on a bit of a Mary kick thanks to Reign, so I liked reading another perspective of her life and more ofher later years.  This is a work of fiction, and it really was quite fanciful. I almost wish it wasn't called "memoirs" because it really made me ache for something a little bit more historically accurate.  


Overall, an entertaining read that I liked. Solid three stars.

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