Loyal In Love by Jean Plaidy is a historical fiction novel that tells the story of Henrietta Maria, the wife of Charles l of England. If you aren’t familiar with Henrietta, you likely aren’t the only one, she is not well known nor a popular figure in historical fiction novels or movies and yet………. this seemingly harmless, somewhat over indulged French Princess inadvertently plays a notable part in the rise of Oliver Cromwell and his support to overthrow the English Monarchy.
If you want to snuggle up with a good read, this is it. Journey along with Catherine from a shy, neglected teenage princess in turbulent France to a Queen of England and all the tribulations and sacrifices that come along with that only to end in a most unexpected love story from which the Tudor royal lineage begins. Beyond where this novel ends Owen will face the ultimate sacrifice for his love but that’s another story…….