The Haunted Sisters

The Haunted Sisters

(The Stuart saga: book 6): the captivating story of two sisters at the heart of a pivotal story in British history from the undisputed Queen of British historical fiction


Readers of Philippa Gregory will love this compelling and captivating, sweeping and sensational and enthralling and entertaining historical novel from international multi-million copy bestseller Jean Plaidy. The Haunted Sisters is the story two sisters who change the course of a nation by forsaking the King-their own father...

'Full-blooded, dramatic, exciting.' -- Observer
'Plaidy excels at blending history with romance and drama.' -- New York Times
'Outstanding' -- Vanity Fair
'I just love all of her work, and have been reading her books for over 50 years. Wonderful way of getting to know history' - ***** Reader review
'Amazing'- ***** Reader review
'Jean Plaidy at her best'- ***** Reader review
'I couldn't put this book down' -- ***** Reader review


England is on the verge of revolution. Antagonized by the Catholicism of King James II, the people plot to drive him from the throne. But at the heart of the plot is a deep betrayal: the defection of the daughters James loves, Mary and Anne.

Both raised Protestant according to the wishes of England, the sisters support Protestant usurper William of Orange, Mary's husband, who lusts after the British crown.

Passive Queen Mary is subservient to her husband's wishes, while Anne is desperate to please her childhood friend Sarah Churchill, a bold and domineering woman determined to subdue Anne, the queen-to-be, and rule England herself.

Intrigue and political drama run high as the sisters struggle to be reconciled with each other-and with the haunting memory of the father they have exiled...

The Stuart saga continues with The Queen's Favourites.


  • Jean Plaidy, by the skilful blending of superb storytelling and meticulous attention to authenticity of detail and depth of characterisation has become one of the country’s most widely read novelists.
    Sunday Times

About the author

Jean Plaidy

Jean Plaidy, one of the preeminent authors of historical fiction for most of the twentieth century, is the pen name of the prolific English author Eleanor Hibbert, also know as Victoria Holt. Jean Plaidy's novels had sold more than 14 million copies worldwide by the time of her death in 1993.
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