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With All My Heart

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  231 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published March 1973 by Macrae Smith Company (first published 1951)
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Cyn Dee
Apr 07, 2016 rated it it was ok
Firstly, I have to say the plot itself was not too bad. However, I found it hard to grasp the writing style. There seemed to be a lot of long winded sentences filled with a jargon of words. The insertion of foreign phrases (none English words that cropped up really often) in the text was disruptive, and there is the possibility that readers could miss out on vital meanings in the text as a result of not understanding these phrases. I found it hard to engage with the characters. I did sympathise ...more
Sherry Sharpnack
Jun 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a SLOW story of Catherine Braganza, the unloved, innocent bride of Charles II. Catherine learned to love
Charles, who grew to love her back, and respect her, (in this fictionalized account, anyway) even though he remained a roue who placed his mistresses into Catherine's household. The Reatoration was a more interesting time period than I remembered, so I found the story of the great plague epidemic and the Great Fire of London in 1666 to be really riveting. Even so, the slowness of the
Tanis Allen
Oct 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Catherine Braganza

Enjoyed this book. Catherine displays such self discipline, yet is so strong in her love for Charles. Would like to know what happened to Jemmie .
Mar 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
With All My Heart tells the story of Catherine of Braganza, the Portuguese princess who comes to England as the wife of King Charles II. Although I’ve read a lot of other novels set during the reign of Charles II, this is the first one that specifically focuses on Catherine. Catherine is portrayed very sympathetically throughout this novel, beginning with her early days in England, trying to adjust to a climate and culture so different from Portugal’s, and later, when she discovers that she will ...more
This is the romantic story of Charles'll and his arranged marriage for political purposes.

This is truly a lovely story of a young, virile, promiscuous King of England, Charles 'll. It is endearing

At a very turbulent time in England's history regarding ongoing conflict between religious practices,the King ,who is Protestant, marries a very strongly committed Catholic Portuguese Princess ,primarily for the large sum of her dowery, but also to produce a legitimate heir to the throne of England. Ea
Annemarie Macken
Oct 22, 2016 rated it liked it
Having never really read anything set in this time period, it was a new experience for me, one which proved of some interest, but the style of writing was not as engaging as I would wish for. There were some enjoyable parts of the text and it was written in a somewhat bittersweet style, but it also contained an air of incredulity which made the reading of it less enjoyable that it might have been otherwise.
The characterisation contained some merit, though it was quite old-fashioned in some respe
Feb 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: library-book
Although I knew about Charles II philandering ways, I was still shocked that he did it right in front of his wife. He had no qualms about it either. He had the gall to suggest his mistress to be one his wife's Ladies of the Bedchamber, and he didn't stop there, he even gave one a title. My heart went to Catarina (Catherine), here's this woman who is love with her husband and she has to endure the constant parade of women. And she does it with grace and civility. There are certain times that you ...more
Naive and recently released from the convent where she had been schooled, Catherine was a Portuguese princess destined to marry Charles II of England. Catherine was a Catholic, wed to the ruler of a Protestant country. That itself was enough to cause problems, but Charles had mistresses...lots of mistresses.

The author does a marvelous job of detailing the starry-eyed bride who falls in love with her husband but doesn't understand her why her husband feels compelled to be unfaithful to his marri
An interesting "fictional" biography of Queen Catherine of Braganza, wife to Charles II. Worth reading along with The Merry Monarch's Wife and The Portingale.
It was interesting to read about someone I've never read about before, even if it was fiction. I gave 3 stars because I felt at times it just went on and on. Not the best writing style in my opinion, but an interesting topic to me.

**I received a copy from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for a review**
Aug 18, 2012 rated it liked it
I was reading it in estonian language
Aug 26, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this back in 1962 in an earlier edition. It's historical fiction about Catherine of Braganza.
Jan 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Read

Loved it! Gave a real feel for the time and the history. If you love historical fiction you will love it
Rebecca Huston
Fictionalized biography about Catherine of Braganza, wife of Charles II. This copy does not have a dust cover.
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Margaret Campbell Barnes was born in 1891 and died in 1962. She was the youngest of ten children born in the Sussex country side. By all accounts she lived a happy childhood and was eventually educated at small private schools in Paris and London.

The majority of her books were written between the 1940's and 1960's.

She married Peter Barnes in 1917, a furniture salesman, and the couple had two sons,