Saturday, January 15, 2011
EXCITING NEWS REGARDING A WINTER'S RESPITE READ-A-THON
Princess Alais of France travels to England to marry Richard the Lionhearted, the son of King Henry II, armed only with her dowry, the valuable Vexin. When Alais arrives in the land of her father’s enemies, she is welcomed by the beautiful and powerful queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine. Eleanor, the richest and most influential woman in Europe, sees a kindred soul in the young French princess. Intrigued by the girl’s strength and fire, Eleanor adopts Alais as her protégée, teaching the girl what it takes to be a woman of power in a world of men. But Eleanor and Alais’ love for each other is threatened when the capricious and imperious King Henry meets the lovely young princess. Fascination with the king draws Alais deep into political intrigue, and she soon discovers what Eleanor is prepared to do to retain her position as queen. Alais, the one-time pawn, takes ruthless action of her own, as the two women become rivals both for the king’s love and the throne of England itself. (from Goodreads)
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About Christy English:
When I am not writing about Eleanor of Aquitaine, Alais of France, and the Plantagenets of the 12th Century, I am driving across the Southeast, talking about them to whoever will listen. Join me on my continuing adventures at ChristyEnglish.com. (from Goodreads)
Thanks so much to Christy for being SO generous!
Less than 48 hours to go...are you ready to get your read on?!