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  • Kindle Edition
  • 272 pages
  • Lady On the Coin
  • Margaret Campbell Barnes
  • English
  • 10 September 2016

10 thoughts on “Lady On the Coin

  1. Suzannah Suzannah says:

    Fictionalised biography of Frances Stuart distant cousin of Charles II who became famous as the only woman to resist his determined efforts to make her his mistress Was Frances a brainless frivolous childlish beauty or did this gaiety conceal a core of sense and judgement? This and other historical uestions raised by Barnes’s novel may be debated but I really enjoyed this book—when I read it at the age of 13 and then again this year when I finally decided to buy my own copy and determine whether it was as good as I remember Seething with court intrigue romance and an attempt to do La Belle Stuart Charles II Catherine of Braganza the Duke of Richmond and their contemporaries real justice this book is a lovely cozy read and a fascinating glimpse into the period There's some understated sensuality and of course there’s some Puritan kicking eyeroll but I enjoyed the history and the portrait of that fascinating woman Frances Stuart


  2. Suzanne Suzanne says:

    Dutch translaton of 'Lady on the Coin' Nice book translation not too old fashioned for modern days But reading it right after 'With all my Heart' made it seem a bit redundant at times The title also seems a bit off as Frances role as Brittania is so small in the book Nonetheless it's a good read I would recommend this book but not right before or after 'With all my Heart'


  3. Margaret Sankey Margaret Sankey says:

    Another historical novel reprint this one a 1964 about Frances Stuart apparently the only woman to say no to Charles II Plenty of old school telling rather than showing with some awkward POV changes to make that happen and a very odd early 1960s tone of SEE you can be the most popular girl without putting out


  4. Misfit Misfit says:

    A bit dry at times and no real surprises here but still a good read This would be a good starting point for readers interested in learning about Frances Stuart but those familiar with the basic facts about her life won't find much new territory covered


  5. Andrea Zuvich Andrea Zuvich says:

    An enjoyable read although it is very much a book of its' time characters tell each other historical happenings etc nowadays it's popular to show what's going on This is a very clean romance Too clean for me 😜


  6. Allison O& Allison O& says:

    Good read It is a little boring at certain times It is predictableI would recommend it It was a pretty good book


  7. KayW4 KayW4 says:

    Frances Stuart known as La Belle Stuart in her lifetime and as the model for Britannia appearing on British coins from the seventeenth century onward is an appealing protagonist in this historical novel first published in 1963 While her struggle to resist the king's advances might seem slightly uaint to today's readers her refusal to submit is nevertheless a great plot engine as it adds tension to the rags to riches story of Frances' life Although the writing isn't really worth four stars I was so charmed by the passion and zest with which the author invites us to care about this largely forgotten woman's life as if it's the most significant figure of world history that I decided to be generous A fun light read I was given a NetGalley copy of this book in exchange for an honest review


  8. Jacquie (Rattle the Stars) Jacquie (Rattle the Stars) says:

    This was an interesting story about a woman I knew absolutely nothing about Frances Stuart the lead character was the model for Britannia the woman featured on British coins beginning in the 17th century She was strong smart and incredibly resourceful The story was first published in 1963 and is a short uick read The author obviously conducted meticulous research but doesn't bog down the story with long descriptions and historical facts History and fiction are blended well her making for an enjoyable read I'm really glad that I reuested this book from NetGalley as it expanded my knowledge of this time period and pushed me to discover about this interesting and largely forgotten about woman


  9. Doris Vandruff Doris Vandruff says:

    An extraordinary story of a young lady who was not afraid to reject the king She was asked to become the king's mistress Frances is part of the ueen's royal court Women of this era we're nothing than bargaining chips is the hope of gaining wealth position and political gainFrances is a strong person She stands for what she believes in I love string women She is a great example of strengths This book has plenty of historic value Very descriptive words on how things and places look The characterization is phenomenal I would definitely recommend this read I enjoyed Lady on the Coin 5 Stars


  10. Donna Donna says:

    Having read about Frances Stuart in many other books about Charles II Catherine of Braganza and Henrietta Maria it was interesting reading a whole book in which she is the main character A very sympathetic portrayal but I'm not sure how realistic as all other books I've read about her seem to indicate she WAS badly scarred by her smallpox attack and her marriage was not as idyllic as represented here


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Lady On the Coin➠ Lady On the Coin Ebook ➦ Author Margaret Campbell Barnes – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk A secret love affair like no other As a child living in exile in France Frances Stuart was accustomed to threadbare dresses and going hungry Yet everything changed when her cousin Charles arrives to v A secret love affair like no other As a child living in exile in France Frances Stuart was accustomed to threadbare dresses and going hungry Yet everything changed when her cousin Charles arrives to visit and Frances’ world is turned upside down The Restoration of the monarchy uickly raises Charles II far higher than anything Frances ever dreamed of Several years later Frances arrives in Court to attend to Charles’ wife ueen Catherine as a lady in waiting and once again her path collides with the man who is now King At sixteen she is already renowned for Lady On Kindle - her beauty and vivaciousness and Charles cannot help but take notice of Frances The King rapidly becomes obsessed with her and it is not long before whispers begin to circulate that Frances has supplanted the famous Barbara Castlemaine as mistress to the monarch So strong is her power that gossip suggests were the ueen to die Frances would almost certainly take her place Aware of the King’s interest and knowing that to offend Charles would be to put her out of favour at Court Frances plays a dangerous game of flirtation – keeping her man close whilst also maintaining a safe distance But it’s not long before Charles begins to grow impatient and Frances soon finds herself rapidly running out of ways to keep him at bay The arrival of the young Duke of Lennox and Richmond at Court unexpectedly presents Frances with a way of escaping the corner into which she has backed herself To do so threatens her position as the King’s favourite and risks incurring his rage but surely such a risk is worth it for the man she loves.


About the Author: Margaret Campbell Barnes

Hebe ElsnaOver two million copies of Margaret's historical novels have been sold worldwideHer historical fiction has recently seen a renewed interest and her excellent writing and research outshines the majority of the historical books on the market today.


10 thoughts on “Lady On the Coin

  1. Suzannah Suzannah says:

    Fictionalised biography of Frances Stuart distant cousin of Charles II who became famous as the only woman to resist his determined efforts to make her his mistress Was Frances a brainless frivolous childlish beauty or did this gaiety conceal a core of sense and judgement? This and other historical uestions raised by Barnes’s novel may be debated but I really enjoyed this book—when I read it at the age of 13 and then again this year when I finally decided to buy my own copy and determine whether it was as good as I remember Seething with court intrigue romance and an attempt to do La Belle Stuart Charles II Catherine of Braganza the Duke of Richmond and their contemporaries real justice this book is a lovely cozy read and a fascinating glimpse into the period There's some understated sensuality and of course there’s some Puritan kicking eyeroll but I enjoyed the history and the portrait of that fascinating woman Frances Stuart

  2. Suzanne Suzanne says:

    Dutch translaton of 'Lady on the Coin' Nice book translation not too old fashioned for modern days But reading it right after 'With all my Heart' made it seem a bit redundant at times The title also seems a bit off as Frances role as Brittania is so small in the book Nonetheless it's a good read I would recommend this book but not right before or after 'With all my Heart'

  3. Margaret Sankey Margaret Sankey says:

    Another historical novel reprint this one a 1964 about Frances Stuart apparently the only woman to say no to Charles II Plenty of old school telling rather than showing with some awkward POV changes to make that happen and a very odd early 1960s tone of SEE you can be the most popular girl without putting out

  4. Misfit Misfit says:

    A bit dry at times and no real surprises here but still a good read This would be a good starting point for readers interested in learning about Frances Stuart but those familiar with the basic facts about her life won't find much new territory covered

  5. Andrea Zuvich Andrea Zuvich says:

    An enjoyable read although it is very much a book of its' time characters tell each other historical happenings etc nowadays it's popular to show what's going on This is a very clean romance Too clean for me 😜

  6. Allison O& Allison O& says:

    Good read It is a little boring at certain times It is predictableI would recommend it It was a pretty good book

  7. KayW4 KayW4 says:

    Frances Stuart known as La Belle Stuart in her lifetime and as the model for Britannia appearing on British coins from the seventeenth century onward is an appealing protagonist in this historical novel first published in 1963 While her struggle to resist the king's advances might seem slightly uaint to today's readers her refusal to submit is nevertheless a great plot engine as it adds tension to the rags to riches story of Frances' life Although the writing isn't really worth four stars I was so charmed by the passion and zest with which the author invites us to care about this largely forgotten woman's life as if it's the most significant figure of world history that I decided to be generous A fun light read I was given a NetGalley copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

  8. Jacquie (Rattle the Stars) Jacquie (Rattle the Stars) says:

    This was an interesting story about a woman I knew absolutely nothing about Frances Stuart the lead character was the model for Britannia the woman featured on British coins beginning in the 17th century She was strong smart and incredibly resourceful The story was first published in 1963 and is a short uick read The author obviously conducted meticulous research but doesn't bog down the story with long descriptions and historical facts History and fiction are blended well her making for an enjoyable read I'm really glad that I reuested this book from NetGalley as it expanded my knowledge of this time period and pushed me to discover about this interesting and largely forgotten about woman

  9. Doris Vandruff Doris Vandruff says:

    An extraordinary story of a young lady who was not afraid to reject the king She was asked to become the king's mistress Frances is part of the ueen's royal court Women of this era we're nothing than bargaining chips is the hope of gaining wealth position and political gainFrances is a strong person She stands for what she believes in I love string women She is a great example of strengths This book has plenty of historic value Very descriptive words on how things and places look The characterization is phenomenal I would definitely recommend this read I enjoyed Lady on the Coin 5 Stars

  10. Donna Donna says:

    Having read about Frances Stuart in many other books about Charles II Catherine of Braganza and Henrietta Maria it was interesting reading a whole book in which she is the main character A very sympathetic portrayal but I'm not sure how realistic as all other books I've read about her seem to indicate she WAS badly scarred by her smallpox attack and her marriage was not as idyllic as represented here

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