The Queen and Lord M

I recently finished a book about the young Queen Victoria and her first Prime Minister, Lord Melbourne, titled Victoria by Daisy Goodwin. It sparked my interest in Plaidy’s version, The Queen and Lord M, which I have not read–although I have read the subsequent novel, The Queen’s Husband. The Queen and Lord M book description “On the morning of 20th June 1837, an eighteen-year-old girl is called from her bed to be told that she is Queen of England. The

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The Time of the Hunter’s Moon

From the Doubleday 1983 hardcover edition: THE TIME OF THE HUNTER’S MOON by Victoria Holt Legend beckons a romantic schoolgirl to await her future husband in a forest at the time of the hunter’s moon. When a handsome stranger appears, Cordelia Grant wonders if she is dreaming. But time will prove this fateful encounter to be all too real and far beyond the reaches of a young girl’s imagination. Haunted by the memory of her mystery man, Cordelia begins a

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review: Victoria in the Wings

Victoria in the Wings by Jean Plaidy Victoria in the Wings is not, in fact, about the girl who became Queen Victoria, but of how she became the heir apparent when there were so many in the running. The story begins with the death of Charlotte, the Regent’s daughter, and the unrest it caused the royal family, as she had been the only legitimate grandchild of King George III. Two of the sons were prevailed upon to marry and produce

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