Barbara B. Amazon reader. I couldn't breeze through this detail-rich book, nor could I put it down. Born in a male-dominated world in the passionate south of italy and surrounded by ambitious male cousins with an equal claim to the crown, will these sisters be able to maintain control over their kingdom? With only their wits, bound together by their strong love and fierce rivalry, beauty, and the love of their people to aid them, Joanna and Maria, are prepared to do anything to hold onto their beloved Kingdom.
The Girl Who Would Be Queen The Kingdom of Naples Book 1 #ad - But can they survive a kidnapping, court intrigues, civil war, and a royal murder from tearing their Kingdom apart? Find the answer in this gripping true story of 14th Century Europe. Start reading the girl who Would Be Queen by multi-award-winning author Jane Ann McLachlan today. Praise for the girl who Would Be Queen:"Absolutely fascinating!" ~D.
. Ruling a kingdom in the 14th Century was no task for a woman.
IMPOSTOR: A Novel Set in the Kingdom of Naples#ad - Marriage to the harsh nobleman poses difficult challenges. Although she accepts his advice, an unexpected betrayal threatens to ruin her life. Celeste is devastated when she learns of her arranged marriage to the notorious Ferrante degli Spini. Raised in a convent by the esteemed Sister Assunta, she has little contact with the outside world.
Set in naples, italy during the age of enlightenment, drama, IMPOSTOR embodies the passion, and vibrancy that is "Bella Napoli. ". Ferrante's friend and mentor, the fascinating Prince Raimondo di Sangro, offers the naïve Valentina valuable insight on how to overcome these obstacles. Moved by love for her ward, the crafty nun convinces Celeste's only friend, Valentina, to assume the identity of the bride.
THE PRINCESS NUN: Mary, Daughter of Edward I Medieval Babes: Tales of Little-Known Ladies Book 5#ad - Sent into a convent at the age of six, Mary daughter of Edward I, decides to make the best of a bad situation. Leaving her wayward life behind, she retires to spending a quiet life in Amesbury Priory where she decides to have a chronicle written on the life of her family - a book that exists today. For the first time, she is uneasy about the future.
It soon becomes obvious she is never going to make a good nun! Never forgetting that she is a princess by birth, the feisty gambler travels around England, living the high life at daddy's expense, and acquiring numerous other bad "habits" . Including being linked romantically to the Earl of Surrey, John de Warenne.
THE PRINCESS NUN: Mary, Daughter of Edward I Medieval Babes: Tales of Little-Known Ladies Book 5 #ad - When her father the king becomes ill and dies, the crown goes to Mary's brother Edward II and the travelling nun attends his disastrous Coronation, rubbing shoulders with the hated Piers Gaveston.
Anne and Louis: Passion and Politics in Early Renaissance France Anne of Brittany Series Book 2Renaissance Editions #ad - At the young age of 21, anne is sovereign ruler of Brittany as well as Europe’s most wealthy widow. If you're looking for a powerful tale with period-perfect detail, discover the story of Anne of Brittany today. With old social orders upended and powerful commoners clawing their way to the top, both Anne and Louis struggle to bring their respective realms into the modern age.
Winner of the publishers Weekly 2018 BookLife Prize in the General Fiction category. A masterpiece that paints an extraordinary emotional and political vision of its times. Satisfying, educational, and hard to put down. Midwest book Review“Dramatically engrossing and historically searching. Kirkus reviewsanne, duchess of Brittany, is the love of King Louis XII of France’s life.
Thrust into a world of turbulent political manoeuvring, can anne and louis' love stay strong as their duties put them at odds? Or will the reshaping of sixteenth-century Europe tear them apart?This gripping tale of a larger-than-life queen is the stand-alone Book Two of the Anne of Brittany Series, which can be read in any order.
Anne and Louis: Passion and Politics in Early Renaissance France Anne of Brittany Series Book 2 #ad - While his annulment proceedings create europe’s most sensational scandal of 1498, Charles VIII, Anne returns to Brittany to take back control of her duchy that her late husband, King of France, had wrestled from her. She will only accept louis’ offer to make her Queen of France once more on one condition: he must keep his hands off Brittany.
As powerful and scheming italians arrive at the French court from Cesare Borgia to Niccolò Machiavelli, the feudal era gives way to the dawn of the Renaissance. Too bad he’s already married.
The Sorrow Stone: A Medieval Historical Fiction Novel Medieval Stones Series Book 1Kay Crisp Books #ad - J. Sawyer"strong, character-driven fiction -- McLachlan makes you both care and think. But how will she find the peddler and convince him to give up the precious ruby ring?Pretending to be on pilgrimage, Lady Celeste secretly hunts for the peddler. Desperate for relief, she begs a passing peddler to buy her sorrow.
In dreams and brief flashes her memory begins to return, slowly revealing a dangerous secret buried in her past. She embarks on an urgent journey to retrieve it. Winner of the royal Palm Literary Award for Historical Fiction. What if you could pay someone to take away your sorrow?In the middle ages people believed a mother mourning her child could "sell her sorrow" by selling a nail from her child's coffin to a traveling peddler.
Lady celeste is overwhelmed with grief when her son dies. You can't ask for more. Aurora award-winning author Tanya Huff. Will she learn what she needs to know in time to save herself, complex characters and a unique story, well-researched historical fiction with evocative prose, or will the knowledge destroy her? If you like realistic, you’ll love The Sorrow Stone.
The Sorrow Stone: A Medieval Historical Fiction Novel Medieval Stones Series Book 1 #ad - A strange but welcome forgetfulness comes over Celeste when the transaction is completed – until she learns that without her wedding ring her husband may set her aside, leaving her ruined. Jean, the cynical peddler she meets, is nobody's fool; he insists she include her ruby ring along with the nail in return for his coin.
Tudor Duchess The Brandon Trilogy Book 3 - KatherinePreseli Press #ad - She stands up for what she believes in. But such courage has consequencesAttractive, wealthy and influential, Katherine Willoughby is one of the most unusual ladies of the Tudor court. After the short reign of young catherine Howard, and the tragic death of Jane Seymour, Katherine and Brandon are chosen to welcome Anna of Cleves as she arrives in England.
When the royal marriage is annulled, Katherine’s good friend, Catherine Parr becomes the king’s sixth wife, and they work to promote religious reform. Her spanish mother, is queen catherine of aragon’s lady in waiting, Maria de Salinas, so it is a challenging time for them all when King Henry marries the enigmatic Anne Boleyn.
Tudor Duchess The Brandon Trilogy Book 3 - Katherine #ad - Following anne’s dramatic downfall, Katherine marries Charles Brandon, and becomes Duchess of Suffolk at the age of fourteen. Diana jackson"tony riches, interesting, delivers a vividly descriptive, and well-written read here with characters and a setting that totally captivated and intrigued me. Katherine’s young sons are tutored with the future king, Prince Edward, but when Edward dies his Catholic sister Mary is crowned queen.
A favourite of king henry viii, and his son edward, his daughters Mary and Elizabeth, Katherine knows all his six wives, as well as being related by marriage to Lady Jane Grey. When her father dies, Katherine becomes the ward of Tudor knight, Sir Charles Brandon. Highly Recommended. From king to queen to servant, each were brought vividly to life.
Anne and Charles: Passion and Politics in Late Medieval France Anne of Brittany Series Book 1Renaissance Editions #ad - With no other way out, at age fourteen she agrees to marry Charles VIII, King of France, to save her country. Next in the series is anne and Louis, general fiction winner of the Publishers Weekly 2018 BookLife Prize. Continue your discovery of anne of brittany with Sense of Touch: Love and Duty at Anne of Brittany's Court, a captivating tale of forbidden love in the 15th century French royal court.
As they desperately attempt to make their shared dream come true, an unexpected twist of fate irrevocably changes the fortunes of both Anne and Charles. Yet charles cannot shake off bad habits he has brought into their marriage, and Anne cannot help him in his darkest area of struggle. Together, they introduce the wonders of the italian Renaissance to France, building one of Europe’s most glorious 15th century courts at their royal residence in Amboise, in the heart of the Loire Valley.
Anne and Charles: Passion and Politics in Late Medieval France Anne of Brittany Series Book 1 #ad - A historically sharp and dramatically stirring love story. Kirkus reviews"gaston's blend of royalty, young love, and the French Renaissance is enchanting. Publishers weeklywhen anne of brittany's father dies in 1488, she becomes Duchess of Brittany, her country's ruler at age eleven. Better to be a queen than a prisoner.
. Unexpectedly, a passionate relationship ensues.
My Father, My Enemy: Juliane, Daughter of Henry I Medieval Babes, Tales of Little-Known Ladies Book 6#ad - The king must die, jury, his own daughter judge, executioner. Juliane's pretty young daughters for Ralph's son. In a drunken rage, fuelled on by Amaury, Eustace breaks the truce and blinds Harenc's boy. Furious, the king allows Ralph to take his own brutal vengeance upon Henry's own granddaughters. Crazed with grief, Juliane plots revenge for the maiming of her children.
The wheel of Fate spins. He starts hostilities with its castellan, Ralph Harenc, egged on by the dubious Amaury de Montfort. To keep the peace, King Henry orders a hostage exchange between Eustace and Ralph. Juliane fitzroy is the illegitimate daughter of Henry I--one of his twenty-two bastards. When her father weds her to a young Norman lord, Eustace de Breteuil, she thinks she has done well in life for the daughter of a Saxon concubine.
My Father, My Enemy: Juliane, Daughter of Henry I Medieval Babes, Tales of Little-Known Ladies Book 6 #ad - But eustace wants a castle he cannot have.
Anne and Louis: Rulers and Lovers Anne of Brittany Series Book 3Renaissance Editions #ad - As rulers, they’re at each other’s throats. Joining ferdinand of spain in a secret pact to divide southern Italy between them, he plans to secure glory for France and expand his empire. Who will prevail?book three of the anne of Brittany Series of which Anne and Charles is Book One, Anne and Louis is Book Two.
But with rivals on all sides and allies he can’t trust, with devastating results, Louis discovers, that the age of chivalry is over. As lovers, anne and Louis are alive with passion. The future of Europe rests in their hands. Things only get worse when Louis hatches a plan to conquer southern Italy. Anne orders him to stay away from Italy, but Louis is determined to gain a foothold there for France.
Anne and Louis: Rulers and Lovers Anne of Brittany Series Book 3 #ad - Her daughter will become the most powerful woman in Europe by marrying the future Holy Roman Emperor. But when louis abandons her wishes in favor of having their daughter marry his successor, Anne soon finds herself locked in a political struggle with the fate of Europe hanging between them. Europe’s fate rests in the hands of two monarchs at loggerheads.
Anne of brittany meticulously orchestrates the perfect match for her only child by Louis XII, King of France. Anne and louis: rulers and lovers is the stand-alone sequel to Anne and Louis, General Fiction Winner of the Publishers Weekly 2018 BookLife Prize.
The Lode Stone Medieval Stones SeriesKay Crisp Books #ad - What is "home"? is it the place where we are safe, or where we are loved? or is it the compass by which we steer our life?Three years ago Melisende’s husband, Simon, went off with Lord Barnard and his men to join King Phillippe of France on the Third Crusade. Left to fend for herself and her two young children, Melisende is determined to discover what really happened to Simon at the battle for Acre.
Now lord barnard is dead and his son, Lord Charles, has come home from the crusades with the last of their men -- and Simon is not among them. Melisende suspects there is more to the story. Lord charles claims Simon died saving his life. The truth is far stranger and more unsettling than she could ever have imagined.
The Lode Stone Medieval Stones Series #ad - If you enjoy true-to-life historical fiction based on real events, and heartache of life in Medieval Europe, you’ll love The Lode Stone, drama, with all the passion, written by multi-award-winning author Jane Ann McLachlan.
The Column of Burning Spices: A Novel of Germany's First Female Physician Hildegard of Bingen Book 2Iron Knight Press #ad - Lesley, author of The Golden Lynx. Once again, the monks of St. Disibod are there to stop her, citing the biblical passages that admonish against “women teachers. Also, and it is only a matter of time before he is succeeded in the post by Prior Helenger, Abbot Kuno is aging, who wants nothing more than to see Hildegard permanently relegated to the convent’s enclosure.
Leaving St. The year is 1143. A fascinating portrayal of one of history’s most remarkable women, theologian, Hildegard of Bingen—composer, mystic, and physician. Hildegard, already a well-known physician, has expanded her work to writing not just about medicine but on theological matters as well. There are several who could become her champions - from the famed Abbot Bernard of Clairvaux, to the Archbishop of Mainz, to the newly elected Pope Eugenius III.
The Column of Burning Spices: A Novel of Germany's First Female Physician Hildegard of Bingen Book 2 #ad - She has been saving money from the convent's endowments for years, but in order to establish her own foundation she will need the backing of a powerful man of the Church. But will they take up a woman’s cause and subvert centuries of established tradition? and will it be enough to protect Hildegard from a betrayal that lurks closer than she could ever imagine?Set against the backdrop of the lush oak forests, The Column of Burning Spices is a tale of courage, and love that will appeal to fans of Ken Follett, and sparkling rivers of the Rhineland, sacrifice, Bernard Cornwell, Sharon Kay Penman, strength, vineyard-covered hills, and Conn Iggulden.
The characters and settings come alive on the page, and by the end I felt as if I’d traveled in time to 12th-century Germany. C. P.