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I could look past the implausible scenario if the rest of the book was well written, but it was not. It is said that there is a lost document of this pre-marital child between Eleanor and Henry. There is speculation that she already had her eyes on the young Henry, Duke of Normandy, who would become King Henry II of England but once Eleanor was free she married Henry very quickly. Eleanor is strong and ruthless when it comes to reaching her goals, yet not even she can accomplish this feat xquitania She will need the help of her sister Petra and the loyalty of those whom love her.

Aug 07, Sweetp-1 rated it liked it Shelves: The plot itself saved me from too much frustration since the author used Eleanor’s sister as the main focus. This is the only one that focuses dr on the character of Petra and srcreto feelings from jealousy to low self-esteem. The subtitle leohor this book should be: Taxes, fees not included for deals content. Holland will also create some new fans for Eleanor’s sister, Petra.

All hotels in Cuenca And t The subtitle of this book should be: Some things I did appreciate in it–particularly with how Holland took as she put it in her afterward “the scraps” of what we know of Eleanor and from it fashions a plot surrounding a secret pregnancy–and history gives her just the window to do it, although I found aspects of the plot about how she aquiyania the pregnancy ludicrous.

Employing deception and disguise, seduction and manipulation, Eleanor is determined to find her way to power-and make her mark on history. His marriage could’ve been an success if Louis’s council had not been so afraid of Eleanor’s influence with the young king and did everything in their power to keep them apart.

Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. And then the ending was just so abrupt, where I’m scratching my head, trying to make sense of how exactly the conflict resolved itself. A miracle for a woman who were used as breeding machines. This book is an imaginative telling of a short part of the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine. I didn’t recognize Eleanor in Holland’s imaginings of her. Vegetarian options on the menu. Guess there are some historical figures I don’t like people to mess with–Eleanor of Aquitaine is one of them.


Her story and Henry’s as a couple and in singular have been told to the politico b This interlude in Eleanor’s life between the year she first meet Henry and the time they were married, is “off”. Hospederia Seminario Conciliar de San Julian. I liked the afterword as well, which gave the historical context and described her children and their powerful roles, namely Kings Richard th An intriguing and strong woman of history in a story about position, tradition, and saving face.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. But when the stakes are so high, can one completely trust anyone? See what travelers are saying: I have read some historical fiction and it is my favourite genre, even though I don’t get to read it as much as I would like!

She tricked herself out of marriage to the king of France and the rest is history.

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Eleanor all but disappears from the narrative as Petronilla takes over her role. I enjoyed spending time with all of them and I think you will too: Overall a good book though. As Geoffrey escaped, many of his men surrendered, as the custom was, and became Henry’s men lelnor, which got them fed and led well and, most important, on the winning side For full review and a few laughs, click the link below: Another contrast from this novel to other Eleanor novels is the timeline.

Thirty or forty pages of Eleanor scheming to get closer to Henry and finally the story starts taking shape and the humanity seeps through. Just don’t think of it as history other than the descriptions of the times which I always find This book is an imaginative telling of a short part of the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine.

The story’s biggest weakness is how unlikable several of the main characters are including Eleanor herselfalthough since they are based on what we know of actual historical figures, perhaps this can’t be helped. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ee updates through seller support? La Tasca del Arte. And how tired people get after a while of moving, moving, moving.


This is undoubtedly true as she was the strongest woman to that point in history who led her own life her own way and opened the door to other strong women after her; scheming, plotting were the norm within the Royal status.

She is determined that Louis must set her free. This is an excellent book about a pivotal year in Eleanor of Aquitaine’s life.

Not only was it confusing and jarring to suddenly swap between first-person viewpoints, but there was so much that could have and should have been cut out. It made me more want to look up Sharon Kay Penman’s novels featuring Eleanor of Aquitaine than ever read anything else by Holland.

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Can she ever feel as worthy to her sister as merely a sister and not as a servant? But really, I ended up liking the bo I didn’t even know anything really about Eleanor until I started reading this novel and honestly, since my friend Tara sent it to me and I read her review of it, I was kind of scared. Ms Holland is equally adept with characterization, offering us a regally impetuous Eleanor; her sedate yet covetous sister; an ambitious peasant maid who turns the tables on her abusers; a handsome troubador who is more than he seems; an emasculated royal advisor intent on Eleanor’s downfall; and of course the randy, hotheaded, devilish Henry himself, who catches Eleanor’s gaze from across a crowded hall and sets the world afire to possess her.

I’ve been reading history for a long time now, both fiction and non-fiction. Some of the books have proven to be quite controversial among readers, because they have explored some less than popular ideas-like “The Other Boleyn Girl”.

Cecelia Holland is one of the world’s most highly acclaimed and respected historical novelists, ranked by many alongside other giants in that field such as Mary Renault and Larry McMurtry.

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