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Girl On The Gold Coin (2000)

by Marci Jefferson(Favorite Author)
3.8 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: This was a really fun book, and actually quite better than I thought it would be. I've always loved Charles II's Restoration court and all its excesses, and I've read plenty about Castlemaine and Nell Gwynne, but not that much about poor Frances Stuart. Well, I knew "La Belle" Stuart had sadly gotten smallpox, but that's really it. We don't know much about Frances's real character, so it was basically a clean slate for this author to fill in the blanks, so to say. The only negative aspects I can really point out are that I really thought the interactions with Minette were a bit forced, and the "plotting" that Frances supposedly took part in really didn't make any sense. I hope this author writes more about this era, because she definitely has a talent.
review 2:... more> Very interesting read! A friend of a friend is the author, so I wanted to give the book a try. I enjoyed it very much as it examined the Queen's Maid of Honor's life just after the English Restoration, first as life in France with King Louis XIV and then with King Charles II in England. This book, while fiction, gave a good insight to the lives of the kings and queens of the times. It is very interesting to see how things have changed with the times. less
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Fantastic debut novel! Loved the writing and the story. Looking forward to her next book!
This is a good read for lovers of historical fiction about British royalty.
Such a good book. Different and just what I needed. Very interesting.
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