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Cavalier Queen

Narrated by: Sandra Duncan
Length: 19 hrs and 28 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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It was Charles I's love for his queen, Henrietta Maria, that plummeted England into the darkness of the Civil Wars, but it was the love and loyalty of another man that sustained her through days of betrayal, destitution, and death.

Tall and brave, Harry Jermyn is captivated by the witty French princess, just 14 years old when she sails with him to Dover, queen of a land she has never seen, of a people whose language she cannot speak, who despise her for her faith - and wife of a king she has never met.

Charles grows to love her, but rebellion and the threat of execution force her into exile and into the arms of Harry, who risks his life for her sake. Together they work for the royalist cause, pawning the crown jewels, securing men and arms, and returning to England to lead an army south.

As England is torn apart, Henrietta's heart is torn between the two men she loves, between duty and illicit passion. The subject of dangerous gossip and public scandal, she is powerless to calm the storm which will lead to tragedy.

©2011 Fiona Mountain (P)2011 Random House Audio Go

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  • 22-04-14

Great story !

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Loved the story although it took a while getting accustomed to style of her narration. But once I got past that.... I was totally engaged. Great character development!

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