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The Wild Queen by Carolyn Meyer
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Jun 29, 2012

really liked it
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I would have given this book 3 stars because I don`t like the story; but chose to give it 4 because Carolyn Meyer is an Amazing writer! Imagine all the work she put into this historical fiction book. She had to dig up alot of facts and dirt on this Queen of Scots.
Positives The author put everything together to perfection, and loved the historical epilogue.
Negatives sad sad sad sad!

Young Mary must leave her home of Scotland to go to France, where she will be raised with her husband to be, the Dauphin, Francois. Although he was a weak, fail, and shorter than her, they became great friends. Mary was raised and spoiled with all the luxuries of a Queen to be. She was already Queen to Scotland, but this marriage with Francois would also make her heir to France. These plans were ruined when Francois died and his sister became the next in line to the throne. Mary went back to Scotland to rule as their queen. Again she was married to Henri Stuart; she feel madly in love with him. The honeymoon didnt last forever and she saw the true side of this horrid man, and she found herself in tears and with his child. Henri was murdered and then she was blamed for his murder. She was kidnapped and forced to marry Lord Bothwell. He also was not the man he first seemed to be. Her marriage to Lord Bothwell angered many of the Parliment; and they set out to capture Mary and kill Bothwell. Mary allowed them to capture her; but to let Bothwell escape. She was held prisoner yet again only with the help of her friends was she able to escape and travel to France to beg the good graces of Queen Elizabeth. This was the worst decision that Mary had made and it ended in her Beheading.
An interesting note: every British Monarch from Charles I to present day ruler came from the direct line of Mary, Queen of the Scots.
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