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True love never ran smoothly for the beautiful Sophia Dorothea darling of Celle who first lost her heart to Philip Königsmarck on her seventh birthdayAt sixteen a pawn in seventeenth century Germa Sophia Dorothea had a good childhood was well loved by her parents but was very unlucky in love

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Jealous ruthless and sexually insatiable is spurned by Königsmarck when he re appears in the life of Sophia Dorothea In revenge she plans his ruin and that of the sad princess he so recklessly lov This book did get better towards the end but the first 34 was written in a she said he said sor Cowboy at the Crossroads ruthless and sexually insatiable is spurned by Königsmarck when he Cowboy Brigade re appears in the life of Sophia Dorothea In A Cowboy's Pursuit revenge she plans his A Cowboy Summer ruin and that of the sad princess he so Showdown with the Sheriff recklessly lov This book did get better towards the end but the first 34 was written in a she said he said sor

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N politics she was forced into marriage with George Lewis Crown Prince of Hanover and the future George I of England who cared only for women and warClara von Platen the uncrowned ruler of Hanover George Louis's mother was granddaughter to James I of England At ueen Anne's death and his moth


10 thoughts on “The Princess of Celle Georgian Saga #1

  1. says:

    This book is a sadly fascinating look at the topic of woman's inhumanity to woman feudal German style I picked it up because it is the beginning of the Georgian saga and thus the beginning of ueen Caroline's story Caroline being one of my favorite characters in Neal Stephenson's Baroue Cycle but I feel like I was looking at the great women of Baroue era Germany through a funhouse mirror and I suspect the author chiefly Sophia of the Palatinate is portrayed as a vain silly and rather petty woman who never got over being passed over by one brother and fobbed off on another and then spent the rest of her life resenting and scheming against the pretty French woman the original brother married instead even unto mistreating the French woman's daughter by that brother And all of the other women in the story are pretty horrible too Clara Platen needs a mustache to twirl except that would give her yet another reason to feel threatened by the pretty pretty princess; the princess herself is another spoiled Plaidy heroine who is too sweet and innocent even to understand the malice around her Fortunately the men fare no better our I'd have to wonder from this book if PlaidyHibbert wasn't a big time self hating misogynist It's hard to tell with historical fiction the bottom argument of which is always that it sure do suck to have a uterus but wow this book Wow I still like Plaidy and now I've got my hands on them I'm going to read the other books in the series pretty soon but if this had been my first Plaidy novel it might have been my last Um


  2. says:

    In the middle of this novel is a fairy tale gone horribly wrong where the princess Princess Sophia Dorothea kisses a frog George Louis of Hanover and he stays a frog Brought up in the lap of luxury and love the sheltered child of a German Count and his French born wife she proves to be an only child and the heiress of uite the fortune Because of this she is caught up in the dynastic machinations of those who do not value her for her sweetness innocence and beautyThere are plenty of unsavory characters in this story as foils to Sophia's goodness They are painted in some complexity by Plaidy as are her minor characters such as Eleonore von Knesebeck Sophia's lady in waiting The dashing hero in the story the Swedish Count Philip Konigsmarck has his share of flaws Plaidy describes a whir of a world where aristocrats dance play cards gamble and have mistresses And small minded people indulge in intrigue When the intrigue gets serious it threatens to pull Sophia's world away from herThere is a lot going on in this historical novel and it was powerful to me because I knew nothing of this Sophia Dorothea of Celle George Louis of Hanover later George I of England much less all of the Counts and Electors in Germany at that time A tragic bit of history done very well by the Mistress


  3. says:

    Sophia Dorothea had a good childhood was well loved by her parents but was very unlucky in love She became the wife of the first King George but lived with him in Hanover until he became the king This account shows him to be very uncouth I had read years ago that he had never learned English even though he was the king This book says the same Last year I had the pleasure of visiting Celle saw the castle enjoyed the town didn't make it to Hannover can't wait to read in the series


  4. says:

    George Louis's mother was granddaughter to James I of England At ueen Anne's death and his mother no longer alive George became George I of England the first of the Hanover kingsHe is portrayed as a boor with no manners and whose wife Sophia Dorothea was put in the castle Ahlden as a prisoner for than thirty years Though she was ueen of England she was never allowed to leave the castle in Germany her son became George II of England


  5. says:

    a rather dull read even with the horribleness of Clara


  6. says:

    Really enjoyed this first book in the Georgian series have not read them for many years so decided to buy them again


  7. says:

    I am not well versed in the Georgian period so I thought I'd tackle it and enjoy myself by reading Plaidy's series I went in ignorant so I really cannot day how accurate her version is but it was a great read


  8. says:

    This is a good book with a very likeable strong villainess and tragic hero It was off to a slow start though In the beginning it read somewhat like a simple children's fable but then got interesting This is a tragic story George William refuses to be King of Bohemia passing his birth right to his brother He falls in love with a woman They welcome Sophia Dorothea soon after not yet the Princess of Celle In time after drawn negotiations with his brother Ernest and the emperor Charles she is legitimized after her parents are wed Ernest rules in the rival court of Hanover Sophia Dorothea is thrust into an unwanted marriage with Ernest's crude licentious cruel son George Lewis He will be George First of England Sophia Dorothea is neglected by her new family She finds love with Count Konigsmarck What lays ahead is rapture and tragedy beyond their wildest dreams


  9. says:

    This book did get better towards the end but the first 34 was written in a she said he said sort of style with little scene setting and description It is almost as though the author had a dot point timeline of Sophia Dorothea's life and list of named relatives then simply sketched tableau around them Lifeless stereotypical characters who performed perfunctory actions Here we have the the innocent princess used as a pawn by her weak willed father the oafish husband the scheming mistress and dashing conflicted lover Events happen uickly and perfunctorarily with little preamble or suspense I first read these books around the age of 17 and thought they were wonderful Now twenty reading years later I realise that they are somewhat inferior to other books in the genre For example the Morland Dynasty by Cynthia Harrod Eagles and most books by Phillipa Gregory


  10. says:

    The tragic story of Sophie Dorothea Princess of Celle and the unfortunate wife of George I of England when still prince of HanoverTrue love never ran smoothly for the beautiful Sophia Dorothea darling of Celle who first lost her heart to Philip Königsmarck on her seventh birthdayAt sixteen a pawn in seventeenth century German politics she was forced into marriage with George Lewis Crown Prince of Hanover and the future George I of England who cared only for women and warClara von Platen the uncrowned ruler of Hanover jealous ruthless and sexually insatiable is spurned by Königsmarck when he re appears in the life of Sophia Dorothea In revenge she plans his ruin and that of the sad princess he so recklessly loves


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