Well the first chapter was good, and then.....it pretty much went downhill from there. This book was chosen as last month's book club pick and I have to be honest and admit that I really struggled with finishing it. I didn't care too much for any of the characters and it was so all over the place. I just didn't get it, truly. Seriously, I wouldn't recommend spending the time on this one. Sorry. I think I'll have to pick up The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory to hopefully redeem the story of Mary, Queen of Scots.
But hey, I hate being completely negative - there are some folks out there that truly enjoyed it! So for some more positive reviews, go here.
Description: Born Queen of Scotland, married as a girl to the invalid young King of France, Mary took the reins of the unruly kingdom of Scotland as a young widow and fought to keep her throne. A second marriage to her handsome but dissolute cousin Lord Darnley ended in murder and scandal, while a third to the dashing Lord Bothwell, the love of her life, gave her joy but widened the scandal and surrounded her with enduring ill repute.
Unable to rise above the violence and disorder that swirled around her, Mary escaped to England—only to find herself a prisoner of her ruthless, merciless cousin Queen Elizabeth.
Here, in her own riveting account, is the enchanting woman whose name still evokes excitement and compassion—and whose death under the headsman’s axe still draws forth our sorrow.