Girl on the Golden Coin

Girl on the Golden Coin: A Novel of Frances Stuart - Marci Jefferson

I read this back in December and decided to hold off posting my review until closer to the publication date.


This is a fascinating fictionalized look at Frances Stuart's life. I did not know much about Frances before reading this book so I did some research on her and it made me eager to read this. Frances' face was used as a model for Britannia on British coins and medals. King Charles II of England fell in love with Frances while she was a lady-in-waiting to his wife.

While this is a fictionalized view of Frances Stuart's life, the author does base it on history. There are some unknowns about Frances and I feel like the author did a good job at filling in those unknowns and then explaining to readers her reasoning based on certain sources and known historical facts. I loved how she portrayed everyone in this book. I felt so connected with Frances and couldn't help but cheer her on throughout the book.

I would highly recommend this book to historical fiction fans and particularly to people wanting to know more about Frances Stuart. I look forward to reading more from Marci Jefferson.


Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for allowing me the chance to read this book.