Christmas Awards 2011

Thursday, 29 September 2011

The Stuart Agenda

The Stuart Agenda by Alan Calder

Publisher: Willow Moon Publishing, LLC

July 2011

Pages: 301

Scotland & France 2035 – 2038

Robert Stuart has always been fascinated by the story and history of his ancestor Bonnie Prince Charlie and the way history was airbrushed to change the truth about his direct descendants. Now Robert is determined to find a way to get the Scottish throne that should have been in the family from the very beginning. He will have to find a way to get it away from the Hanoverian hands that it is currently in. But to get the throne is to change the past and to turn the future from the path that is has been on for hundreds of years.

Princess Victoria is the Hanoverian princess that when she meets Robert she is not sure what to make of him. What she feels is that though he should be her enemy he is anything but. And what starts as a way to find out what Robert is after turns into something that is much deeper for both Victoria and Robert as they fall in love.

Now Robert is going to have to find a compromise that both the Stuart side and Hanoverian side can accept because he is sure that one thing he doesn’t want to live without is Victoria. Both Robert and Victoria are going to have to find a way to overcome the obstacles that will be in their path if they want to have a future together. Robert’s Uncle Leo has been planning and plotting for many years to get Robert on the throne of Scotland but will he be willing to compromise and let Robert have both the throne and Victoria or will Leo force Robert to pick one or the other.

The intrigue in this story makes it a page turner as the reader is never completely sure what will happen next. There are characters in this story that will do anything to make sure that Robert doesn’t get what he is after and in typically royal fashion this makes it an engrossing read. The reader is never completely sure which side each character is on and just who is doing what until the very end. The flow of the story makes it hard to put down once the reader starts reading. The easy flow of telling history and bringing the current setting together makes it easy to follow what is happening and keeps the reader from getting lost while reading the story.

I give this one 4-1/2 red roses

1 comment:

Lindsay Townsend said...

Super review of a super book with a very original and topical idea - thanks, Anne.