Monday, December 09, 2013

Mailbox Monday

Isabella Braveheart of France by Colin Falconer
"She was taught to obey. Now she has learned to rebel. 12 year old Isabella, a French princess marries the King of England - only to discover he has a terrible secret. Ten long years later she is in utter despair - does she submit to a lifetime of solitude and a spiritual death - or seize her destiny and take the throne of England for herself? Isabella is just twelve years old when she marries Edward II of England. For the young princess it is love at first sight - but Edward has a terrible secret that threatens to tear their marriage - and England apart. Who is Piers Gaveston - and why is his presence in the king’s court about to plunge England into civil war? The young queen believes in the love songs of the troubadours and her own exalted destiny - but she finds reality very different. As she grows to a woman in the deadly maelstrom of Edward’s court, she must decide between her husband, her children, even her life - and one breath-taking gamble that will change the course of history. This is the story of Isabella, the only woman ever to invade England - and win. In the tradition of Philippa Gregory and Elizabeth Chadwick, ISABELLA is thoroughly researched and fast paced, the little known story of the one invasion the English never talk about".~Lizzie~

6 comments:

Mystica said...

Sounds a fascinating story

lizzie said...

I am really excited to see how it turns out. Hopefully it will be just as good as the cover is.

Harvee said...

Fascinating for one so young to have such daring, and a woman too. Hope you like it.

Harvee
Book Dilettante

lizzie said...

I agree she was definatly a woman who went for what she wanted. I have read about her in the past but it is time for a refresher.

Princess of Eboli said...

Hello, I have been reading about Isabella lately on a series of book call The Accursed Kings, by Maurice Druon, is about the French Dynasty,and I can tell you that it has been music to my brain through this books and learning a lot, love to learn about this queen. Thank you ....:)

lizzie said...

OoOh I just added The Accursed Kings, by Maurice Druon to my want to read list. The series sounds really good and one I am defiantly interested in. Another good one is Jean Plaidy's "Follies of the King" which is part of her Plantagenet series. Thank you for the recommendation I am for sure going to check it out.

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