William's Wife

William s Wife The tenth novel in the Queens of England series by popular British historical novelist Jean Plaidy author of The Pleasures of Love In a turbulent era dominated by the bitter struggle for power betwee

  • Title: William's Wife
  • Author: Jean Plaidy
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 371
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The tenth novel in the Queens of England series, by popular British historical novelist Jean Plaidy author of The Pleasures of Love In a turbulent era dominated by the bitter struggle for power between Catholic and Protestant, England s heir to the throne, the lovely Princess Mary, is forced to marry William of Orange But soon she must choose between her husband and herThe tenth novel in the Queens of England series, by popular British historical novelist Jean Plaidy author of The Pleasures of Love In a turbulent era dominated by the bitter struggle for power between Catholic and Protestant, England s heir to the throne, the lovely Princess Mary, is forced to marry William of Orange But soon she must choose between her husband and her father, James II.

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    1. Better than The Three Crowns. Makes William's treatment of Mary seem not as bad since it's from her POV. She seemed to rationalize his behavior more so than other people because she loved him in spite of his actions. **Possible Spoiler if Unfamiliar with this Time Period**In all these books I've read about Mary (granted, all fiction so far), I don't understand why she was so upset that her father killed Jemmy. I understand that she had some sort of feelings for Jemmy (either just as a cousin or [...]

    2. I really enjoyed William's Wife by Jean Plaidy, also published under The Queen's Devotion. This is the 10th book in the Queens of England series and the first Plaidy book I've read and I'm so glad that, for me, she lived up to the hype. Queen Mary, however, was a little annoying. She didn't seem to have the ability to stand up to William when it was her that was the rightful ruler. She had a few moments when I thought she was coming into her own but well, that's all I'll say so I don't give out [...]

    3. Interesting to read about this period of history, not a "great" book though. At some points I felt like "Ok, you're torn between your husband and your father, we get it."

    4. I reviewed this book when I initially read it a few years ago. Below is my original review! So based on the summery, I thought that this would be a passionate, fast paced read that would tug my heartstrings a little bit.Not so. I didn’t like the book, and for a few reasons. One, the narration seemed to be repetitive and just… slow. I’m sure the book was pretty historically accurate, however, I guess I have come to expect a bit more drama in books like this.Second, I hate whiny women as a n [...]

    5. 3.5 stars. I wanted to know more about Mary and William. There are not many "historical fiction" choices out there about them. Plaidy writes very light and this reads easily. None of the people were likable, but unlike my fictional heroines who I have to like or at least care about to finish, this was different because these were not made up characters. Mary was a wimp and a pushover. William was only focused on being the King of 3 Crowns. The author added the facts. Many parts seemed hokey, but [...]

    6. I didn't know much Queen Mary II before reading William's Wife; other than she was the wife of William III in the late 17th century. Poor Queen Mary; her marriage was loveless and none of her babies survived. She died at 31 after 6 unhappy years as queen. I love it that Ms Plaidy gives a story to all these queens like Mary. Although she was a queen and rich, her life was not her own and was very unhappy. It's short length and simple language make this book a great quick read.

    7. So Queen Mary II isn't going to go down as one of my favorite English monarchsor even one that is really interesting. If the way Plaidy portrayed her is accurate, then she let herself be ruled by her husband, William, and let him rule her country when she, by right, should have been the one in charge.

    8. I loved the story but Mary annoyed the crap out of me. I always wanted her to stick up for herself but in that age she couldnt. I despized William and almost couldnt wait for him to die. But the story is truley amazing and the book is rich in history.

    9. Only so so book about William and Mary. Again, a period I knew little about in English history. It helped me understand the importance of the Battle of the Boyne and the Jacobite cause which I had read about in other (better) books I.e Devil Water by Anya Seton.

    10. Enjoyed this story about Queen Mary and King William, monarchs not often written about. I'm glad to see the reissue of Jean Plaidy's historical fiction.

    11. I love learning history through Jean Plaidy's books - easy reading; this one got a tad tedious near the end, but I learned a bit about William and Mary I didn't know.

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