Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (56)--The Queen's Daughter by Susan Coventry

Release Date: June 8, 2010 from Henry, Holt & Co.


Joan’s mother is Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, the most beautiful woman in the world. Her father is Henry II, the king of England. She loves them both—so what can she do when she’s forced to choose between them? As her parents’ arguments grow ever more vicious, Joan begins to feel like a political pawn. When her parents marry her off to the king of Sicily, Joan finds herself with a man ten years her senior. She doesn’t love him, and she can’t quite forget her childhood crush, the handsome Lord Raymond. As Joan grows up, she begins to understand that her parents’ worldview is warped by their political ambitions, and hers, in turn, has been warped by theirs. Is it too late to figure out whom to trust? And, more important, whom to love?

I love historical fiction and it's been too long since I've read any. I haven't read a lot about Eleanor of Aquitaine, so I am very, very excited for this one...plus, it has yet another beautiful cover.


  1. Pretty cover. I always fall in love with their dresses.

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  3. Interesting. Eleanor of Aquitaine would be a hard role model to live up to.

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  5. Thanks for sharing! I just had to look up Joan on Wikipedia(I knew a bit about her mother but nothing about her) and what a hard life she must have had. I like the sound of the book though perhaps Joan gets a happy ending? I have to add it to my wishlist.

  6. I have seen this an another book about Eleanor of Aquitaine. Like you I love historical fiction. I will be getting to these as soon as I whittle down my TBR pile (I hope).

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  8. This looks so good!! Awesome pick for Wednesday!!