The Queen's Lover
The story of a great queen, a woman of enormous courage who made her own rules, and a true survivor. This is the first in a series of late medieval novels by Vanora Bennett, the author of Portrait of an Unknown Woman. 1420, and a young princess is offered in marriage to her country's enemy, her... show more
The story of a great queen, a woman of enormous courage who made her own rules, and a true survivor. This is the first in a series of late medieval novels by Vanora Bennett, the author of Portrait of an Unknown Woman. 1420, and a young princess is offered in marriage to her country's enemy, her nation's conqueror. She is Catherine of Valois, he is Henry V. She is a princess of the French blood royal, he is the son of the usurper of the English throne. Fresh from battle he claims his bride and the right to the throne of France. Now Catherine must live as queen to a man more comfortable with war than anything else and as the wife of a man determined to destroy her people. Alone and friendless, she finds the only man who can understand what she feels: a young Welshman, Owain Tudor, who is as much adrift among the English as she is. It's a matching of souls but this friendship will turn out to be as dangerous as it is irresistible!
Publish date: March 16th 2010
Publisher: William Morrow
Pages no: 592
Edition language: English
If I start a book, I have to finish it no matter how bad it is. There are a few exceptions. I could not finish The Host by Stephanie Meyer or The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling. This book almost became an exception to my always finish rule. The plot was blah. I found myself wanting to skip pages ju...
I was bored out of my mind and had trouble of wanting to pick it up. And why did all Lancastrian people had bulging eyes, frog eyes or something? Started to annoy me.
I always love how I learn a part of history because I'm reading a book set in that time period (I Wiki the people and battles and such when I start the book). I loved the story of Catherine and Owain the way the author told it in her book, it's a lovely story of love conquering a whole lot of obstac...
Once upon a time there was a beautiful young princess of France named Catherine who had a mad-as-a-hatter father and a scheming evil mother. The poor princess and her younger brother Charles were all but forgotten by their awful parents and wore rags for clothing and had to forage for food. One day ...
Katherine of Valois and her younger brother Charles live in near poverty despite being the children of the King of France. Bennett creates a story where Owain Tudor comes to France as part of an English delegation and through the influence of the children's caretaker, he becomes friends with Kathe...