Monday, July 16, 2012

Review of The Wild Princess

Book Review of The Wild Princess

The Wild Princess: A Novel of Queen Victoria's Defiant Daughter
   by Mary Hart Perry

On Sale Date: July 31, 2012, Ship Date: July 11, 2012
9780062123466, 0062123467
$14.99/$16.99 Can.
Paperback / softback
Fiction / Historical
William Morrow Paperbacks
432 pages

Book Synopsis:

Four of the five daughters of England's Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were regal, genteel, and everything a princess should be. But one was rebellious, scandalous, and untamed.

This is her story. . . .

To the court and subjects of Queen Victoria, young Princess Louise—later the Duchess of Argyll—was the "Wild One." Proud and impetuous, she fought the constraints placed on her and her brothers and sisters, dreamed of becoming an artist, and broke with a three-hundred-year-old tradition by marrying outside of the privileged circle of European royals. Some said she wed for love. Others whispered of a scandal covered up by the Crown. It will take a handsome American, recruited by the queen's elite Secret Service, to discover the truth. But even as Stephen Byrne—code name the Raven—vows to risk his life to protect the royal family from violent Irish radicals, he tempts Louise with a forbidden love that could prove just as dangerous.

In the vein of Philippa Gregory, Mary Hart Perry tells the riveting story of an extraordinary woman—a princess who refused to give up on her dreams, including her right to true love

Author Information:

Mary Hart Perry lives in Maryland with her two cats and her husband-who graciously shares litter box duties. Miranda, a calico born to be a writer's muse, sits at the author's left typing hand, periodically nudging it toward a next word. Smoky-gray Tempest purrs when being read to and helps with revisions. When not writing, Mary speaks across the U.S., teaching the exciting craft of writing fiction, and in support of teen and adult literacy.

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Book Review:

            This was a fascinating look at England during the reign of Queen Victoria.  I think Louise is my favorite of the children because she always seemed to do what she wanted in an era when women had little freedom.  This book gives one supposition for the reason she had that extra freedom, as well as why she had no children.

            I loved the twists that developed throughout the story.  The writing was excellent and the characters leapt to life in the theatre of my mind.  The writing was smooth and an easy pace that held your attention and kept you with your nose in the book unaware of the passage of time.

            I give this book 5 out of 5 clouds.

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1 comment:

  1. Mindy, thanks for your lovely review and for inviting me to spend a little time with you on your blog. So many great little reading time! You do your readers a great service by helping them focus on the best of the best. Continuing success on meeting the challenges in your own life! Mary Hart Perry (aka Kathryn Johnson)