Monday, September 10, 2012

Review + Giveaway: Four Sisters, All Queens!!!



I could not put this down. And- truth be told, this is the book I ran to when I had any moment to spare.  Incredibly detailed, with not only the history, I was completely sucked in by the lives of these four sisters. 
Initially raised as ‘boys’ as their mother would call them; Marguerite, Eleonore, Sanchia and Beatrice lived lives that would forever cross.  What I  particularly loved about this book was the way the author held my interest and curiosity about the history by leading me through the intricacies of the women’s private lives, perspectives, motives and relationships.  What overwhelming lives they led!

Marguerite, the eldest sister, bore the reaps of her fanatically religious husband, Louis IX (and his horrible mother Queen Blanche!).  Eleonore, whose strong mind and willful ways helped pull the reigns along with her husband, Henry III of England.  (It was in part due to her that finally France and England ever found peace.).  Sweet Sanchia who vowed her life to Jesus but was forced to marry Richard of Cornwall (what a horrible monster he was!).  And finally, the young Beatrice, (who in my mind stood out as part Viking;) - I loved her!  She went on to marry Charles of Anjou and seemingly had the best loving relationship of them all.  Yet, no matter how different, each sister, in her own way proved determination and strength unique to her own circumstances.

Oh the troubles in these lives! We’re not only talking constant wars, Crusades and snatching of lands- these sisters lived turbulent marriages with consequences that meshed into each others’ lives. Where was the promise they made to their mother that family comes first? Well, although it may not have seemed that way at times; the underlying result was that deep down they never really stopped caring...

Four Sisters, All Queens is a fantastic novel that flows with impeccable history.  I highly recommend this book. Not only will you enjoy learning so much about this period in time, but if you’re like me, there’s nothing better than reading about glorious women in history. This book has it all- you won't be disappointed.

Excellent!

GIVEAWAY!

Sherry Jones is graciously offering one copy to one of my lucky followers- Thank you so much Sherry!!

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Winner will be announced Sunday, September 16th.
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GOOD LUCK!!

23 comments:

Kara said...

Thanks for the giveaway.
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Sherry Jones said...

Thank you for the lovely review, Lucy! I am so glad you loved FOUR SISTERS, ALL QUEENS.

Chèli said...

Love to read about that time period


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Janette said...

I'd be honored to win a copy!

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Linda said...

I would love to win, and read this novel. I've read a bit about Eleanor and Henry III, but want to know about the other three sisters. Thanks for the giveaway.
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Thanks so much for the giveaway! This books sounds great. I follow you through GFC. Chris327@mac.com

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Awesome giveaway. I am a follower. jeninquincy@gmail.com

Liz R said...

I'd love to read this, thanks for the chance to win!

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I'm a follower-- thanks for the giveaway!

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Jo Ann Butler said...

What an opportunity! I'd love the chance to win Four Queens. Posted on Twitter and my FB page.

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MissKimberlyStardust said...

Great review Josephine, I've had my eye on this one for ages. I'm so glad you gave it a favourable review!
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Christy Pruitt said...

Thank you for the lovely review, Lucy! I am so glad you loved FOUR SISTERS, ALL QUEENS.