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The Borgias: Two Novels in One Volume
by Jean Plaidy
For the first time in one volume, Jean Plaidy’s duet of Borgia novels brings to life the infamous, reckless, and passionate family in an unforgettable historical saga. Madonna of the Seven Hills:   Fifteenth-century Rome: the Borgia family is on the rise. Lucrezia’s father is named Pope Alexander VI, and he places his...
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Madonna of the Seven Hills: A Novel of the Borgias
by Jean Plaidy
The most beautiful woman in Rome, Lucrezia Borgia, was born into a family—and a destiny—she could not hope to escape . . . Fifteenth-century Rome: The Borgia family is on the rise. Lucrezia’s father, Pope Alexander VI, places his illegitimate daughter and her only brothers, Cesare, Giovanni, and Goffredo, in the jeweled...
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Mary, Queen of France: The Story of the Youngest Sister of Henry VIII (A Novel of the Tudors Book 7)
by Jean Plaidy
Legendary historical novelist Jean Plaidy brings to life the story of Princess Mary Tudor, a celebrated beauty and born rebel who would defy the most powerful king in Europe—her older brother. Princess Mary Rose is the youngest sister of Henry VIII, and one of the few people whom he adores unconditionally. Known throughout...
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The Italian Woman: A Catherine de' Medici Novel (Catherine De’ Medici)
by Jean Plaidy
From the grande dame of historical fiction, the second novel in the classic trilogy—back in print after more than twenty years—brilliantly depicts the life of the powerful Queen who was loved by few and feared by many. The second book in the classic Catherine de’ Medici trilogy from Jean Plaidy, the grande dame of historical...
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The Reluctant Queen: The Story of Anne of York (Queens of England Book 8)
by Jean Plaidy
In 1470, a reluctant Lady Anne Neville is betrothed by her father, the politically ambitious Earl of Warwick, to Edward, Prince of Wales. A gentle yet fiercely intelligent woman, Anne has already given her heart to the prince’s younger brother, Richard, Duke of Gloucester. Unable to oppose her father’s will, she finds herself in line...
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The Lady in the Tower: A Novel (Queens of England Book 4)
by Jean Plaidy
One of history’s most complex and alluring women comes to life in this classic novel by the legendary Jean Plaidy. Young Anne Boleyn was not beautiful but she was irresistible, capturing the hearts of kings and commoners alike. Daughter of an ambitious country lord, Anne was sent to France to learn sophistication, and then to court...
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Murder Most Royal: The Story of Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard (A Novel of the Tudors Book 3)
by Jean Plaidy
One powerful king. Two tragic queens. In the court of Henry VIII, it was dangerous for a woman to catch the king’s eye. Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard were cousins. Both were beautiful women, though very different in temperament. They each learned that Henry’s passion was all-consuming–and fickle. Sophisticated Anne Boleyn...
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The Sixth Wife: The Story of Katherine Parr (Tudor Saga Book 7)
by Jean Plaidy
Dangerous court intrigue and affairs of the heart collide as renowned novelist Jean Plaidy tells the story of Katherine Parr, the last of Henry VIII’s six queens. Henry VIII’s fifth wife, Katherine Howard, was both foolish and unfaithful, and she paid for it with her life. Henry vowed that his sixth wife would be different, and she...
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Madame Serpent: (Catherine De' Medici Novel) (Catherine De’ Medici Book 1)
by Jean Plaidy
F ourteen-year-old Catherine de’ Medici arrives in Marseilles to marry Henry, Duke of Orleans, second son of the King of France. The brokenhearted Catherine has left her true love in Italy, forced into trading her future happiness for marriage into the French royal family. Amid the glittering fêtes and banquets of the most...
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Courting Her Highness: The Story of Queen Anne (Stuart Saga Book 9)
by Jean Plaidy
A private battle rages at court for the affections of a childless queen, who must soon name her successor--and thus determine the future of the British Empire.   It is the beginning of the eighteenth century and William of Orange is dying. Soon Anne is crowned queen, but to court insiders, the name of the imminent sovereign is...
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The Murder in the Tower: The Story of Frances, Countess of Essex (Stuart Saga Book 3)
by Jean Plaidy
The dashing Robert Carr is a well-known favorite of King James I. After attracting his attention by falling from a horse in the tiltyard, Robert rises quickly through the ranks. But when the cunning and beautiful Frances Howard comes to court, a very dangerous liaison changes everything.      Married against her will while still a...
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Light on Lucrezia: A Novel of the Borgias
by Jean Plaidy
Some said she was an elegant seductress. Others swore she was an incestuous murderess. It didn’t matter what they called her. She was the most dangerous and sought-after woman in all of Rome. She was Lucrezia Borgia.   Born into Rome’s notorious Borgia family, young Lucrezia led a life colored by violence and betrayal. Now...
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The Queen's Secret: A Novel (Queens of England Book 7)
by Jean Plaidy
Katherine of Valois was born a princess, the daughter of King Charles VI of France. But by the time Katherine was old enough to know him, her father had come to be called “Charles the Mad,” given to unpredictable fits of insanity. The young princess lived a secluded life, awaiting her father’s sane moments and suffering through the...
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Katharine of Aragon: The Story of a Spanish Princess and an English Queen (A Novel of the Tudors Book 2)
by Jean Plaidy
For the first time in paperback—all three of Jean Plaidy’s Katharine of Aragon novels in one volume. Legendary historical novelist Jean Plaidy begins her tales of Henry VIII’s queens with the story of his first wife, the Spanish princess Katharine of Aragon. As a teenager, Katharine leaves her beloved Spain, land of olive...
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Royal Sisters: The Story of the Daughters of James II (Stuart Saga Book 8)
by Jean Plaidy
Two sisters change the course of a nation by forsaking the King—their own father.   England is on the verge of revolution. Antagonized by the Catholicism of King James II, the people plot to drive him from the throne. But at the heart of the plot is a deep betrayal: the defection of the daughters James loves, Mary and Anne.  Both...
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Victoria Victorious: The Story of Queen Victoria (Queens of England Book 3)
by Jean Plaidy
In this unforgettable novel of Queen Victoria, Jean Plaidy re-creates a remarkable life filled with romance, triumph, and tragedy. At birth, Princess Victoria was fourth in line for the throne of England, the often-overlooked daughter of a prince who died shortly after her birth. She and her mother lived in genteel poverty for most of...
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The Thistle and the Rose: The Story of Margaret, Princess of England, Queen of Scotland (A Novel of the Tudors Book 6)
by Jean Plaidy
From the pen of the legendary historical novelist Jean Plaidy comes the story of Princess Margaret Tudor, whose life of tragedy, bloodshed, and scandal would rival even that of her younger brother, Henry VIII. Princess Margaret Tudor is the greatest prize when her father, Henry VII, negotiates the Treaty of Perpetual Peace with...
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The Queen's Devotion: The Story of Queen Mary II (Queens of England Book 10)
by Jean Plaidy
A daughter’s love. A monarch’s duty. On the road to greatness, one young woman must make an unthinkable choice. For Princess Mary, life has never been simple, but through it all the love of her father, the Duke of York, has been a constant and reliable comfort. Despite his own loyalty to the Catholic Church, the Duke and his...
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A Favorite of the Queen: The Story of Lord Robert Dudley and Elizabeth I (A Novel of the Tudors Book 9)
by Jean Plaidy
Torn between her heart’s passion and duty to her kingdom, a young queen makes a dark choice…   Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester was the most powerful man in England during the reign of Elizabeth I. Handsome and clever, he drew the interest of many women—but it was Elizabeth herself that loved him best of all. Their...
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Queen Jezebel: A Catherine de' Medici Novel (Catherine De’ Medici Book 3)
by Jean Plaidy
The final novel in the classic Catherine de’ Medici trilogy from Jean Plaidy, the grande dame of historical fiction. T he aging Catherine de’ Medici and her sickly son King Charles are hoping to end the violence between the feuding Catholics and Huguenots. When Catherine arranges the marriage of her beautiful Catholic daughter...
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The Captive Queen of Scots: Mary, Queen of Scots (Stuart Saga Book 2)
by Jean Plaidy
“Burn the murderess!” So begins Jean Plaidy’s The Captive Queen of Scots, the epic tale of the Scottish Queen Mary Stuart, cousin to Queen Elizabeth of England. After her husband, Lord Darnley, is murdered, suspicion falls on Mary and her lover, the Earl of Bothwell. A Catholic in a land of stern Protestants, Mary finds herself in...
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Queen of This Realm (Queens of England Book 2)
by Jean Plaidy
In this "memoir" by Elizabeth I, legendary historical novelist Jean Plaidy reveals the Virgin Queen as she truly was: the bewildered, motherless child of an all-powerful father; a captive in the Tower of London; a shrewd politician; a lover of the arts; and eventually, an icon of an era. It is the story of her improbable rise to power...
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Loyal in Love: Henrietta Maria, Queen of Charles I (Queens of England Book 1)
by Jean Plaidy
The daughter of Henry IV of France, Princess Henrietta Maria, becomes a pawn in a political strategy to stabilize relations between two countries when her father marries her to Charles I of England. Sent abroad, she finds herself living in a Protestant country that views her own faith—Catholicism—with deep suspicion. Yet her new...
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The Rose Without a Thorn: A Novel (Queens of England Book 11)
by Jean Plaidy
From the pen of legendary historical novelist Jean Plaidy comes an unforgettable true story of royalty, passion, and innocence lost. Born into an impoverished branch of the noble Howard family, young Katherine is plucked from her home to live with her grandmother, the Duchess of Norfolk. The innocent girl quickly learns that her...
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The Courts of Love: The Story of Eleanor of Aquitaine (Queens of England Book 5)
by Jean Plaidy
When I look back over my long and tempestuous life , I can see that much of what happened to me—my triumphs and most of my misfortunes—was due to my passionate relationships with men. I was a woman who considered herself their equal—and in many ways their superior—but it seemed that I depended on them, while seeking to be the...
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The Loves of Charles II: The Stuart Saga (A Novel of the Stuarts)
by Jean Plaidy
From princesses to country girls to actresses…the loves of Charles II come to life. Ten years after Charles I was deposed and executed, his son, Charles II, regains the throne after many years in exile. Charles is determined not only to restore the monarchy but also to revive a society that has suffered under many years of Puritan...
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Royal Road to Fotheringhay: A Novel (A Novel of the Stuarts Book 1)
by Jean Plaidy
The haunting story of the beautiful—and tragic—Mary, Queen of Scots, as only legendary novelist Jean Plaidy could write it Mary Stuart became Queen of Scotland at the tender age of six days old. Her French-born mother, the Queen Regent, knew immediately that the infant queen would be a vulnerable pawn in the power struggle between...
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The Three Crowns: The Story of William and Mary (Stuart Saga Book 7)
by Jean Plaidy
When an empire is at stake, one woman stands between the past and the future   In post-Restoration England, King Charles II has fathered numerous bastards, but not a single legitimate heir. Because of this, his brother, James, Duke of York, is heir-presumptive to the thrones of England, Scotland, and Ireland—the three crowns of...
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The Merry Monarch's Wife: The Story of Catherine of Braganza (Queens of England Book 9)
by Jean Plaidy
Charles II is restored to the English throne, and his court is lively and even scandalous. The country is eager for succession to be clear and certain: The next king will be the son of Charles II and his queen, Catherine of Braganza. Yet Catherine, daughter of the king of Portugal and a Catholic, has never been popular with the English...
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The Complete Tudors: Nine Historical Novels
by Jean Plaidy
The nine Tudor novels by beloved novelist Jean Plaidy are now available as one complete series spanning sixteenth-century England. This exciting collection includes a brand-new character guide, along with reading group guides for seven books. Read all nine novels in order for the first time digitally and delve into the lives of this...
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For a Queen's Love: The Stories of the Royal Wives of Philip II (A Novel of the Tudors Book 8)
by Jean Plaidy
Power-hungry monarch, cold-blooded murderer, obsessive monster—who could love such a man?          Set against the glittering courts of sixteenth-century Europe, the Spain of the dreaded Inquisition, and the tortured England of Bloody Mary, For a Queen’s Love is the story of Philip II of Spain—and of the women who...
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In the Shadow of the Crown (Queens of England Book 6)
by Jean Plaidy
As Henry VIII's only child, the future seemed golden for Princess Mary. She was the daughter of Henry's first queen, Katharine of Aragon, and was heir presumptive to the throne of England. Red-haired like her father, she was also intelligent and deeply religious like her staunchly Catholic mother. But her father's ill-fated love for Anne...
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The King's Confidante: The Story of the Daughter of Sir Thomas More (A Novel of the Tudors Book 4)
by Jean Plaidy
An English lawyer and statesman, Sir Thomas More was a kind father who put as much emphasis on educating his daughters as on his son, declaring that women were just as intelligent as men. His favorite daughter, Meg, is the heroine of this novel in which we witness the everyday lives of people in Tudor England. Plaidy takes readers into a...
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