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by Jean Plaidy

Having married Caroline of Brunswick against his will, the Prince of Wales finds his wife a vulgar and flamboyant woman and attempts to have her found guilty of adultery despite her enormous popularity throughout England
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ISBN: 0449217795
ISBN13: 978-0449217795
Category: Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Author: Jean Plaidy
Language: English
Publisher: Fawcett (August 28, 1990)
ePUB size: 1252 kb
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Rating: 4.8
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If any woman needed a public relations specialist, it was Queen Caroline. I felt sorry for everyone in that relationship: her, the prince, the daughter.
I found this book a little slow in comparison with the others. However I enjoyed it
Good reading
Another great book by Jean Plaidy!
So George, Prince of Wales, must marry. Given the choice of his father's niece or his mother's, he chooses his father's to spite his mother. He should have swallowed his pride and I bet he wished he did.

Caroline of Brunswick is not your typical princess. She's loud, boisterious, a bit obnoxious, obtuse, and purposefully does things to tick people off. It's not that she totally enjoys it, but because's an awkwardness about her that almost compels her to do these things. It spells total disaster for her and George, but amusement for everyone, including me.

George and Caroline marry and it's a disaster from before they ever meet. She's far from his type and he's not even going to pretend to like her. They're together long enough to have a daughter and afte that they go their separate ways, much to the chagrin of his father, but the delight of the people who love a good gossip.

Caroline goes her own way, adopts a boy, causing massive scandal, leaves the country, to cause more with the wonderment of "Is she with her Italian man or not?" and all sorts of fun, gossipy things. George cannot stand her and launches multiple investigations to try and divorce her, but nothing ever works out, upsetting him and delighting Caroline.

This book is really good. It's pretty modern and totally relatable because of the way we hang on to the gossip from Hollywood. I didn't know much about Caroline of Brunswick and was so happy to read this. Neither of them are always so likeable, but them together makes a very good story, if not a marriage.
Poor Caroline of Brunswick! Did she really not know any better? Could she have maybe toned things down a a little less eccentric maybe? Regardless, I doubt that would have changed George's mind in any way...Caroline was doomed from the beginning.

The story of Caroline of Brunswick and her sad marriage of convenience to George, the Prince of Wales- later King George IV of England, could not have joined two of the most mismatched people ever. The very eccentric Caroline was loved by the people of England, while the ever-so- perfect George despised and rebutted. All that the princess ever wanted was a loving family with lots and lots of children. The prince, on the other hand, was totally into himself and all he wanted was fame and to conquer every grandmotherly figure he set eyes on; at the exception of his loving Maria (the poor thing)!

Well, as it seems neither got their way as Caroline gave birth to a precious daughter which she was barely allowed to see- and George, after much ado, managed to lose Maria altogether.

I felt so much compassion for this kind princess and her overly loving ways with people. At the beginning I thought she was very odd, and frankly her issues with hygiene were a bit overwhelming...But after living through her story, I began to feel that there was so much more to this lady. Within that flamboyant self, there actually thrived a simple and pure soul. There was no malice in this lady who used humor to hide her sorrow.

I was particularly touched by the way she helped poor families and how she loved the children so. She built a school for disadvantaged children and opened up her home to all. It's no wonder that everyone who got to know her on a more personal level also appreciated her goodness. People were able to accept her unusual ways in exchange for her company and friendship.

Although I found the book stalled a bit towards the middle, some of the outrageously funny scenes made up for the anticipation of wondering where all this would result.

I enjoyed reading about Caroline's life- what a strange royal indeed! And George III is one character I'm not about to forget any time soon. His kindness towards Caroline (the only Royal who actually displayed some compassion) was a times very touching. He was very endearing and sincere in his concern about his family as well. Although he was portrayed as being some sort of an outcast for being unpredictable due to his bouts of mental illness, George was a vivid character who livened up much of the court scenes with his unusual ways and manner of speech.

Indiscretions of the Queen touches on very real basic human issues that are still important today: acceptance, image, deception and mental and emotional suffering...Much to ponder on, yet presented in a very light and uplifting read. Very enjoyable.
Poor Queen Caroline! Her only crime was her generous eccentricity, not very fitting for a princess, and later a queen. She grew up in Brunswick with more freedom and love than usually received by one of her station. She had more than her share of scandals and practical jokes, but she still was offered the hand of the Prince of Wales. The marriage was ill fated, as she was the opposite of what George admired in women. He proceeded to humiliate her at every possible occasion, and only stayed with her long enough to get an heir. After his daughter, Charlotte, was born, he continued to make her life unlivable, perhaps encouraging her eccentric behavior. Her generous nature and tragic life won her the love of the people, causing more hatred from the Prince. He tried everything in his power to be rid of her, even trying to try her for adultery, and making his marriage dissolved. If you thought that was scandalous enough, wait until George became King, and Caroline demanded her rights!
This is the last book in the Georgian Saga that I read, making my collection complete! As with every book in this magnificent collection, it was very well written and enjoyable to read. I would recommend it to any fan of history, or reading in general.