Queen Charlotte by Julia Quinn and Shonda Rhimes

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Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, a headstrong and intelligent German Princess, married King George III within hours of meeting him. As the new Queen of Britain, Charlotte must navigate the complicated politics of the court while guarding her heart and fighting for herself, her husband, and her new subjects. She has the power to remake society and fulfill her destiny as Queen.

Book review by Queen Charlotte

Queen Charlotte is a book that will leave you emotionally drained in the best way possible. The love story of King George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz is one that will stay with you long after you turn the final page.

As a fan of Julia Quinn and Shonda Rhimes, I was excited to read Queen Charlotte after watching the show. However, I was disappointed to find that the book was almost identical to the series. It felt like the script was simply copied and pasted into the pages with a few additional internal thoughts. If you’ve watched the show, you’ve essentially read the book.

That being said, Queen Charlotte is still a great little escape. It’s a love story that will make you laugh, cry, and swoon. Charlotte’s fiery personality and independence are a perfect match for King George III’s secret-ridden life. Watching her navigate the intricate politics of the British Court while guarding her heart and falling in love with the King is a journey that will keep you engaged from start to finish.

One of the strengths of Queen Charlotte is the author’s ability to capture the essence of the time period. The portrayal of the British Court and society in the 18th century is incredibly vivid and immersive. It’s evident that the author has done her research and taken great care to create an authentic atmosphere.

While there are some disappointing aspects of the book, such as its lack of originality, it’s still a great read. It’s an emotional rollercoaster that will make you feel deeply invested in the lives of the characters.

Final verdict

In conclusion, if you’re a fan of historical romance and love stories, Queen Charlotte is definitely a book you should read. However, if you’ve already watched the Netflix show, don’t expect anything vastly different. This is a great book to escape into and experience the tumultuous love story of King George III and Queen Charlotte. Just be sure to have some tissues nearby.

Our Score


  • Compelling Love Story: The book tells a captivating love story between Charlotte and King George III that will leave readers invested and rooting for the couple.
  • Intricate Politics: Readers will get an insight into the intricate politics of the British court as Charlotte navigates her way through her new role as Queen.
  • Empowering Message: Charlotte is portrayed as a strong, intelligent, and independent woman who is determined to use her power to make a positive impact on society, making for an inspiring read.


  • Lack of Originality: The book follows the Netflix show closely, making it feel like a rehash of the same story rather than a fresh take on the events.
  • Lack of Character Development: While Charlotte is portrayed as a strong and intelligent character, there is little character development beyond her initial traits, leaving readers wanting more depth to her character.
  • Predictable Plot: The book’s plot follows a predictable trajectory, making it easy to anticipate the outcome of events and potentially losing some of the excitement and tension in the story.
Queen CharlottePublisher ‏ : ‎ Avon; Media tie-in edition (May 9, 2023)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 352 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0063305089
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0063305083
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.1 pounds
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 1.13 x 9 inches

About Article Author

Christopher Hill

Christopher Hill has worked in the publishing industry for more than 15 years for both international and national media. When he is not reading, he enjoys spending time with his three dogs, whom he considers his most loyal reading companions.
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