Royal Sisters: The Story of the Daughters of James II

Royal Sisters: The Story of the Daughters of James II By Jean Plaidy, Royal Sisters The Story of the Daughters of James II Two sisters change the course of a nation by forsaking the King their own father England is on the verge of revolution Antagonized by the Catholicism of King James II the people plot to drive him fro
  • Title: Royal Sisters: The Story of the Daughters of James II
  • Author: Jean Plaidy
  • ISBN: 9780307719522
  • Page: 367
  • Format: Paperback
  • Royal Sisters: The Story of the Daughters of James II By Jean Plaidy, Two sisters change the course of a nation by forsaking the King their own father England is on the verge of revolution Antagonized by the Catholicism of King James II, the people plot to drive him from the throne But at the heart of the plot is a deep betrayal the defection of the daughters James loves, Mary and Anne Both raised Protestant according to the wishes of ETwo sisters change the course of a nation by forsaking the King their own father England is on the verge of revolution Antagonized by the Catholicism of King James II, the people plot to drive him from the throne But at the heart of the plot is a deep betrayal the defection of the daughters James loves, Mary and Anne Both raised Protestant according to the wishes of England, the sisters support Protestant usurper William of Orange, Mary s husband, who lusts after the British crown Passive Queen Mary is subservient to her husband s wishes, while Anne is desperate to please her childhood friend Sarah Churchill, a bold and domineering woman determined to subdue Anne, the queen to be, and rule England herself.Intrigue and political drama run high as the sisters struggle to be reconciled with each other and with the haunting memory of the father they have exiled.
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    1. Jean Plaidy

      Eleanor Alice Burford, Mrs George Percival Hibbert was a British author of about 200 historical novels, most of them under the pen name Jean Plaidy which had sold 14 million copies by the time of her death She chose to use various names because of the differences in subject matter between her books the best known, apart from Plaidy, are Victoria Holt 56 million and Philippa Carr 3 million Lesser known were the novels Hibbert published under her maiden name Eleanor Burford, or the pseudonyms of Elbur Ford, Kathleen Kellow and Ellalice Tate Many of her readers under one penname never suspected her other identities.

    356 thoughts on “Royal Sisters: The Story of the Daughters of James II”

    1. As interesting as The Three Crowns but less switching in the POV, which means that insufferable Sarah Churchill is the main character This means I can not give it 4 stars like the previous book I even considered 2 stars, but the book is much too interesting for that, and the Duke of Gloucester is much too entertaining I recommend reading this book, but only if you have read The Three Crowns first.


    2. I am coming to view Plaidy s books as entry level historical fiction They are good at covering the major historical characters and events and provide a good overview of the political situation but they do not take me in depth and really involve me in the story Still I liked reading this story of post Restoration England and the start of the Jacobite movement through the eyes of James II s daughters Mary and Anne Mary and Anne came off as complacent, self indulgent women easily lead by others Unf [...]


    3. I found this book to be another interesting story of the dysfunctional families of royalty It s easy to get so caught up in our own political scandals, selfishness, secrets intrigues that we feel like we re the only country with such a problematic government The Brits have had these issues with their rulers since 1066 still they continue to be a world leader That s almost 1,000 years I think part of the reason I continue reading enjoying this series I ve been working on them for 35 years is that [...]


    4. I ve crossed Jean Plaidy off my list of writers to follow Mary Anne, the daughters of the deposed James II deserved better treatment Yes, these were two weak women who were governed by their close relationships William of Hanoverd Anne s favorite Sarah Churchill Once again a superficial retelling of a familiar story I hoped for .



    5. Plaidy pens an intimate look at Mary and Anne Stuart, sisters who both reigned as Queens of England Mary and Anne have both been raised Protestant, whereas their father is Catholic to the bone When England s citizens choose the sisters over the father, they choose a course that the nation will follow to the present.The novel opens with Charles II on the throne, his brother, James, is his heir Charles is crafty To that end, he has ensured his nieces have been raised in the Anglican faith Mary is [...]


    6. After reading Maureen Waller s Ungrateful Daughters The Stuart Princesses Who Stole Their Father s Crown , I turned to Jean Plaidy, the prolific writer of monarchical drama, to see how she would interpret these sisters Mary who served as Queen with her husband William of Orange, to whom she always deferred, and Anne, who became the last Stuart monarch.Plaidy draws Mary and Anne as not ungrateful but each under the control of a Svengali for Mary it was her control freak husband and for Anne it wa [...]


    7. It s been a while since I ve picked up one of Jean Plaidy books, and like every time it seems I m wondering why I ve let this sit in my reading pile so long before picking it up The book takes place at the end of Charles II s reign through William Mary s reign, and it s a time I thought I knew a lot about I was afraid that much of the book would be a rehashing of The Three Crowns, but while both feature William and Mary, each tells their story at different time periods And as I ve come to expect [...]


    8. I absolutely loved this book I do so enjoy a well written histroical novel there is scheming and drama and tragedy Anne is portrayed as a greedy, lazy rather silly woman, who just can t see Sarah Churchill for what she is Mary is a sympathetic character, she is married to the cold and controlling William of Orange, they are joint Sovereigns, she is strong and bright and yet she defers to him in all things She loves him, but he has little interest in her Sarah Churchill is a marvelous villainous [...]


    9. If gave 1 2 stars, I would give this book 2.5 stars I only gave it three because it was slightly better than a 2 The plot was slow to develop and Sarah Churchill, the main narrator was one of the most annoying characters ever I just wanted to reach through the pages and strangle her throat It was only towards the end that I was able to get into the story That being said, I am interested to see how the reign of Queen Anne turns out and I do plan to read the next novel in this series, Courting Her [...]


    10. it is about the lives of princesses mary and ann, both future queens of england and daughters of king james11, and their lives before and after their father is deposed, it tells og mary,s unhappy marriage her sisters marriage to prince george of denmark, and their eventual turning away from their father, and their lives after their father is deposed, and mary and her husband william of orange assume the throne


    11. I liked this book much better than the previous book by Plaidy dealing with William and Mary The Three Crowns Anne allowed Sarah Churchill to boss her around as much as Mary allowed William to boss her, so I m wondering what it was about these two sisters which made them act in this fashion Each of them seemed to be obsessed with the person who treated them so poorly as well It s a little crazy It s also totally sad that they were not loved in return by the ones they loved so much.


    12. Good language and use of grammar, but overall, not well written I don t know if Plaidy decided to use a ghostwritter for this new novel, but all the characters seems completely false The love starved queen, the haughty foreign king, the ditzy princess and her fat stupid husband, and the calculating lady in waiting bitch who strives to rule her.


    13. A good read This is the continuation of the three crowns and begins with the end of Charles II reign and ends with the beginning of Queen Anne s reign It is basically the story of Queens Mary ii and Anne.Sarah Churchill is at the centre of the novel Sarah is the ultimate bitch and bully in chief and only interested in the advancement of her family.


    14. Excellent and rich detail, up to Plaidy s usual standard, and of unusual subject than the standard Tudor or Wars of the Roses era Mary and Anne are nuanced figures, and the plotting encompasses the background on James II, his ascent after his brother, and how his daughters came to the decision to overthrow him.


    15. I mostly started reading this to clear up the confusion I have of the ascent of William and Mary of Orange, but it turned out to be a pretty good novel I love Jean Plaidy But after a while, it all started to sound the same and just drone on It definitely cleared up my confusion and I know I ll be able to ace it on the AP European History exam, but as a novel, ehhh not one of her best.


    16. Part 2 of the trials tribulations of the Stuart sisters interesting to think and wonder if things would have been different if they hadn t turned on their dad Would British history as we now know it, need different Onward to the 3rd and final on Queen Anne.


    17. The author spent too much time telling the reader how manipulative and ambitious Sarah was, how lazy and simple Anne was, etc rather than showing it.


    18. As with all of Plaidy s books, this one has an interesting story line, a unique perspective and rich detail but is plagued by repetitive passages from time to time.


    19. I usually enjoy Jean Plaidy s novels, but not this one Characters were unpleasant not one likeable person in the bunch and the story was flat It was a struggle to finish this one.


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