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The Wild Princess (Queen Victoria’s Daughters #1)

3.53 of 5 stars 3.53  ·  rating details  ·  374 ratings  ·  95 reviews
The marriage of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert produced nine children—five of them princesses, all trained for the role of marriage to future monarchs. However, the fourth princess, Louise—later the duchess of Argyll—became known by the court as “the wild one.” She fought the constraints placed on her brothers and sisters. She broke with tradition by marrying outside of ...more
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Published July 31st 2012 by William Morrow Paperbacks
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Queen Victoria and husband Prince Albert had nine children - four sons and five daughters. Princess Louise, born in 1848 was the fourth daughter, and was considered a beauty. In 1871, at twenty-three she married John Campbell, Marquess of Lorne, and was the first child of a monarch in over 300 years to marry outside royalty. She was a sculptress and painter, had no children and died in 1939, aged 91 years.

The Wild Princess is the first in a planned series of the five daughters of Queen Victoria.
Rebecca Huston
There is only so much I can take from historical fantasy before my brain rebels and screams no more no more! This one tells the story of the year 1871, a momentous one during the reign of Queen Victoria, what with a strong Republican movement and in December of that year, the near fatal illness of the Prince of Wales and an assassination attempt in February 1872. But instead of working with what was actually known, the author decides to write a throughly craptastic fantasy novel involving Prince ...more
Jun 29, 2012 Anagha rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone!
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4.5 stars

"She knew all about love—that beautiful, exquisitely painful but precious journey."

Let me just say that The Wild Princess was one of those books that's really hard to rate - it's not amazing enough to earn that elusive 5 stars but it really doesn't have any negative points to fall back into the 4 star trap, know what I mean? Overall, I'd say The Wild Princess is a wonderfully entertaining quick read and I definitely recommend it to every reader out there!

Plot: The novel is a fairly sl
Mary Loesch

I love historical fiction, especially when they are done well. I admit that I have a secret passion for historical romance that I don't often indulge in. Why? Who knows! It just isn't something that I actively seek out for some reason, but I’m so glad that I had a chance to review The Wild Princess by Mary Hart Perry.

Here's the synopsis on Goodreads:

The astronomical success of the historical novels of Phillipa Gregory and Christine Trent prove that readers simply can't get enough of the British
Kayla Beck
Review Originally Posted at Bibliophilia, Please

When I first discovered that Innovative Online Book Tours was doing a review tour for The Wild Princess, I jumped at the opportunity. Historical fiction is one of my favorite alternatives to science fiction/fantasy. Philippa Gregory is one of my absolute favorite authors, so I could not get my hands on the book quickly enough.

The Wild Princess does not release until July 31st, so the copy I was provided with was an eARC. That being said, there were
Redheaded Bookworm
First let me say, Historical Romance is not my preferred genre. But after reading the synopsis for this book, I was intrigued. I mean, who doesn't love a good scandal? The descriptions in this book are very vivid. You feel like you are walking through the scenes in this book. The main character is a strong woman who stands for what she believes. I am really glad I gave this book a chance!
Andrea Guy
I've never read any historical fiction about Victoria or her daughters, so I had to give this book a shot, and I have to say, this is a must read. Princess Louise is a historical figure that there is much speculation about.

Like any good work of historical fiction, it made me want to learn more about the lady in question. She she was a royal ahead of her time. She worked for women's causes and fraternized with the common folk, something that simply wasn't done. She was a royal that was totally un
Wendy Hines
Watching and reading about the Royals is like indulging in chocolate. It's decadent. Most little girls dream of being a princess and growing up to meet, fall in love and marry their prince. For Princess Louise, Queen Victoria's fourth daughter, she got one out of the three.

A independent, headstrong young woman, Princess Louise was the wild child of the bunch and her mother was determined to curb her ways. She married her off to a British subject, the Marquee of Lorne. Did Louise love him? No, no
How many of us have ever dreamed of being a part of the Royal Family? I know I have. How many hearts were broken when William married Kate last year and are still holding out hope for younger brother Harry. Well this book is for all the admirers of the royal family. The book chronicles the life of her husband Lorne. Princess Louise was the daughter of Queen Victoria. Although this book is about a real character the story that unfolds is one of pure fiction. The book, called The Wild Princess is ...more
Teressa Morris
Victorian times are normally considered particularly prudish, a setback in the more relaxed morals of the Age of Enlightenment. But in The Wild Princess, Mary Hart Perry shows us the romantic, passionate side of the Victorian Era, in Princess Louise, Victoria's fourth child. Louise is headstrong and independent, both traits that were not popular in female royalty at the time. Victoria tries to tame her "wild" daughter by marrying her to the Marques of Lorne, the first time since 1515 that a roya ...more
The Wild Princess by Mary Hart Perry
Release Date: July 31st, 2012
Publisher: William Morrow (HarperCollins)
Page Count: 414
Source: From the publisher, via Innovative Online Book Tours for review

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.


To the court and subjects of Queen Victoria, young Princess Louise — later the Duchess of Argyll — was
Kevan Lyon
Historical fiction fans will love this fast paced, compelling story of Queen Victoria's daughter, Louise, known in her time as "the wild princess". Suspense, combined with a wonderfully detailed historical tale and a touch of romance make this a true pleasure!
Please forgive me if this review is a little off. I finished this book 2 weeks ago and just started the review this morning around 3:30 AM. I desperately need some sleep but have to be at work early in the morning. I just cannot find enough hours in the day to get everything completed. Please remember I will not go into a lot of detail about the book. If I did I would end up writing spoilers and they are not fun to write or read.

This historical romance novel is set in the Victorian period. Maybe
The Wild Princess is an intimate, although fictional, glimpse into the life of royalty. It occurs near the turn of the century during the Victorian era (Queen Victoria).

The Wild Princess, Louise, is the queen’s fourth of five daughters — she’s the royal you love to love, with her heart and mind open to all. Although they weren’t born into royalty, she reminds me of the real-life Princess Diana and Sarah, Duchess of York (“Fergie”) in that respect. All three made themselves available to lowly com
Tara Chevrestt
I was completely immersed in this novel. Is it a tad preposterous? Yes, but that's part of the fun.

We have here a fictional account of what may have been, with the heroine being a rebellious princess of the great Queen Victoria. First of all, I love that this wasn't a worthless princess like so many others we read about. This woman went to suffragist parades, fought to be in class with the boys, to paint nudity in a time when women did not do that. She also started the Women's Work Society and p
I am a huge fan of historical fiction but these days find I just don’t have the time or the brain power to read anything that is too involved or heavy on the history. Throw in a little mix of romance with some historical figures and events and the formula is just perfect for my reading abilities these days. I’m also a huge fan of the British monarchy, no matter what era.

The Wild Princess is the first book in a series underway by author Mary Hart Perry. The series will include a book dedicated to
I chose to read this book as I love a well written historical romance. I loved the authors note at the end of the book where she says this is her story of who she thought should be the princess’ hero.

Princess Louise was the “wild child” daughter of Queen Victoria. Although she had her wild moments, I really enjoyed the princess’ character. She had a good heart and wanted to be more than just a royal daughter. I loved how she convinced people to let her do things that normally women did not get t
I was so excited when I got the e-mail from Vickie at Innovative Online Book Tours that I could hardly wait to start reading it. What struck me right off the bat was that I could just tell that this book was a real labour of love for the author, her passion for the story really came through the writing and for me that was probably one of the most enjoyable thing about the book.

As someone who loves historical fiction this novel was right up my alley. This was my first time reading about Princess
Carmen Shaw
Overall Thoughts:
Historical Romance is not a genre I normally tend to gravitate to, but this novel has definitely restore my faith in it!

The Wild Princess mainly centers around one 23-year-old woman named Princess Louise. She has four other sisters, but - out of them all - is considered to be the most daring and feisty. The novel begins with her being forced to marry the Marquess of Lorne, who is a very attractive and gentle man. Once the two are wedded, Louise discovers something about Lorne th
Annabelle Marie Veronica
****FINAL RATING: 4.50 STARS****

I don't read a whole lot of adult novels, because I just…don't. It's not like I have anything against them, I just choose to spend most of my time reading and reviewing young adult. However, when I saw the premise of this novel I knew I wouldn't be able to resist. And there aren't quite enough words to describe how happy I am that I decided to pick this up. Not only was it a beautiful love story; it was also so much more than that. There was legit danger
Amy Lignor
As all historical genre lovers know, there are many books being created about the British Royals, especially the Tudors and, most recently, the Windsor’s. That being said, it may actually come as a surprise that this book covering the fiction and fact of the life of Princess Louise - daughter of Queen Victoria - turned out to be a very unique read.

Louise was known as “The Wild Princess,” and she was one of those triumphant characters that seemed to act as if she was a woman living in the 21st Ce
Review also posted on Book Lovin Mamas
I received a copy of "The Wild Princess" from the publisher for the blog tour of the book on Innovative Online Book Tours for my honest review.
I've always been a fan of the Victorian Era and of course historical fiction. Let me just say the minute I finished reading "The Wild Princess", I was upset to find out that Stephen Byrne who I will explain about a little later in my review...was not real...but was the imagination of the author. =( *sigh* You'll unde
The Bumble Girl {Margie}
I really loved the premise of this story that Mary Hart Perry weaved together about the Royal British family, primarily focused on Princess Louise Caroline Alberta of England, know as the 'Wild Princess, taking place in the mid to late 1800's... and although the characters are all based on true British historical figures, the story is purely fictional and speculative.
The plot was carefully planned and descriptive, leaving no detail out, if flowed quickly and beautifully creating picturesque scen
Princess Louise, the fourth of Queen's Victoria's daughters, has always been the impetuous one. Willful and determined, she's intent on living life by her own set of rules. Yet protocol dictates that she do exactly as she's been told by the Queen herself.

Deep inside, Louise knows that going against her mother's wishes can be considered an act of treason. Yet she can't deny the fact that she yearns to live her life freely without the public scrutiny of both England and the royal household. She ca
I love historical fiction and I'm a huge fan of Philippa Gregory's work, and now I am also a fan of Mary Hart Perry. I'm not so familiar with the history of Queen Victoria's children, but at the end of this story, I found Princess Louise to be a fascinating woman. Some of the events that occurred here are true, and of course some are fictional, but this story was well written, and the language was just perfect; the dialogue and description made me even more connected to the story, as if I was th ...more
The Good: Royals were definitely scandalous back in their days, and Princess Louise is a prime example of that. Headstrong and unrestrained, her belief that women should have similar opportunities as men had took her places she most likely never dreamed it would. At its core, this is the story of Louise struggling against her past, her mother the Queen, and her husband to find real love and happiness. It's not always pretty. It's painful and realistic and all the better for it.

The Bad: Louise's
Ashlee Hollowell
I adored the premise of this book, and time to time I found myself really liking the book as well. However, on that note there were many moments I felt bored and like I needed something more. I loved the idea of taking a historical figure, like princess Louise, and giving it the fictional notes it needed to become a story. My biggest bone to pick about this book would have to be the few chapters that were from the point of view of Tyne bomb makers. I felt it was not necessary and gave me no insi ...more
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 p
Mary Hart Perry takes you on a wild, yet touching, journey with the most rebellious of Queen Victoria's daughters. From her time as the only female student in a London art school, to the fictional but very compelling Secret Service agent who protects her and her siblings-and who steals her heart, to her best friend who used to be a ruined woman and a street sweeper, MHP portrays Princess Louise's unconventional life with expert story-telling that will keep you turning the pages, waiting to see w ...more
So, if you are looking for an authentic period piece set in the Victorian era, with rich descriptive writing, flowing prose, a strong heroine, gallant hero and an engaging love story, look elsewhere. As I mentioned in my previous comments this book features trite writing with terms and phrases not even imagined, yet alone used in the Victorian era, a thin plot line, thinner love story and overall, very little to redeem itself as a work of historical fiction. Believe me when I say it has nothing ...more
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Mar 14, 2015 01:41PM  
  • The Queen's Pleasure
  • The Sumerton Women
  • Queen of Bedlam
  • Four Sisters, All Queens
  • The King's Concubine: A Novel of Alice Perrers
  • The Sister Queens
  • At the Mercy of the Queen
  • The Secret Keeper: A Novel of Kateryn Parr (Ladies in Waiting #2)
  • Her Highness, the Traitor
  • The Queen's Vow: A Novel of Isabella of Castile
  • Mistress of Mourning
  • The Pleasures of Men
  • The Gilded Lily
  • The Countess and the King: A Novel of the Countess of Dorchester and King James II
  • His Last Letter: Elizabeth I and the Earl of Leicester
  • The Second Empress: A Novel of Napoleon's Court
  • Venus in Winter
  • Harlot Queen
Mary Hart Perry is a penname for Kathryn Kimball Johnson. So far, her novels have been romantic Victorian thrillers. Mary loves 19th-century clothing, jewelry, London, royalty, castles and disappearing into that distant era whenever possible through her stories. Mary/Kathryn currently lives in the Washington, DC area with her husband and two feline writing partners.
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