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The Queen's Husband (Queen Victoria #3)

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From the time they were in their cradles, Victoria and Albert were destined for each other. However, the passive Albert is well aware that marriage to a quick-tempered, demonstrative young woman like Victoria could result in unnecessary scenes and stormy court feuds.

And he is right. The young Queen, as well has having to endure her constant pregnancies, is in perpetual rev
Paperback, 496 pages
Published 2008 by arrow books (first published January 1st 1973)
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Precious Maiquez
I was really glad to have unearthed Jean Plaidy in the historical-fiction shelves. I had really had enough of the overrated Tudors and Philippa Gregory has not wrote anything about the Victorian Era just yet.

The book painted a colorful love and life story of Prince Albert and Queen Victoria. People always say that "Behind every success (and failure) of a man lies a woman;" I never thought that this also goes the other way around. The first years of Victoria's reign, though very trying, would not
June Louise
I absolutely love Jean Plaidy's books; she brings history alive. I wish she had been my history teacher at school!

"The Queen's Husband", as the title suggests follows the life of Albert, from antisocial, spoiled and frequently-caned child to Queen Victoria's "rock" during her reign. Albert's role underwent huge changes following his marriage into the UK Royal household, and whereas Victoria could often be petulant and short-tempered, Albert was always calm and diplomatic. An ideal marriage!

I wou
At last the part of the story I’ve been waiting for – Victoria and Albert together! I thought this one was well developed and I found Victoria’s utter devotion to her Albert, sometimes to the detriment of her children, really interesting. I’d seen things about the working relationship they formed wherein each had an area of total authority, but seeing them navigate everyday life really made the careful balance clear. As the book went on, I began dreading reaching the end as the title of the next ...more
Carla Guzman
I realize this book is dated, and the subject is also quite dated, but, I read about 3/4 of it before i noticed a pattern--Victoria loses her temper, Albert becomes eerily calm, they make up (speaking constant lovey-dovey platitudes to each other), there's a political problem and then they have another baby. I suppose their life was mostly like this, but after their seventh child, I got so bored that I had to put it down. I love the beginning though--after watching the Young Victoria, it's nice ...more
Mar 21, 2013 Victoria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is the third in the Queen Victoria Series by Jane Plaidy, but could very well be a brilliant stand-alone. It chronicles the very human romance and marriage of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. I found that their love story, and their constant development of their marriage, was blended very nicely with the numerous political moments of Victoria's reign. I found it well researched.

I found the description of both characters very human and very easy to connect to.
Sarah Grant
Jan 07, 2017 Sarah Grant rated it liked it
Even though I really enjoyed this book, and yes shed a tear at the end. I felt that half way through the book Jean Plaidy started to rush through the years a little quickly and only slowed down for the occasionally historical moment! The ways she tackled the politics of the time got a little confusing at times too.
Nov 27, 2012 Diana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good read if you're at all interested in Queen Victoria. Plaidy definitely did her research, weaving actual political and cultural events in with Victoria's story, and while the writing is dated once you get into this book (and the series), she brings Victoria and her era to life.
I decided to read this after watching ITV's Victoria, I've only ever attempted Jean Plaidy once before. While this was better than the last and was interesting to start with, it becomes incredibly mundane incredibly quickly. Really 2.5/5 stars.
Jenna Coyne
May 15, 2016 Jenna Coyne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Think so far this is my faviourite as the queen has her children and you see them grow up.
Kathy Stanbury
interesting and sad
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 2 Feb 12, 2015 11:40AM  
  • The Lost Queen
  • The Passionate Brood
  • I, Jacqueline
  • The Secret Wife of King George IV
  • Queen's Confession: A Fictional Autobiography
  • Mary Anne
  • Daughters Of England (Daughters Of England, #20)
  • To the Tower Born: A Novel of the Lost Princes
  • Master Humphrey's Clock
  • Queen Victoria: A Personal History
  • Queen Victoria in Her Letters and Journals
  • Dorothea's War
  • The Young Victoria
  • The Lady and the Poet
  • The Tudor Bride (Catherine de Valois, #2)
  • In the Shadow of Lady Jane
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). ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Queen Victoria (4 books)
  • The Captive of Kensington Palace (Queen Victoria, #1)
  • The Queen and Lord M (Queen Victoria, #2)
  • The Widow of Windsor (Queen Victoria, #4)

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