The Dragon and the Jewel Author:Virginia Henley "She burned the page with the best-selling 'The Pirate and the Pagan'. She brought the swashbuckling world of Elizabethan days alive in the award-winning 'The Hawk and the Dove'. And now, this exciting historical romance novelist turns to the lustful world of Plantagenet England, for a passionate tale of King Henry III's sister, Princess Eleanor... more », a bewitching beauty who is the royal family's most precious jewel.
Widowed tragically at 16, Eleanor swears never again to bestow her love on any man - vowing eternal chastity. But the arrogant knight Simon de Montfort, called the Dragon, is unlike any man she has ever seen. And when this bold Norman warrior seduces Eleanor, her surrender is unconditional. Only the dangerous politics of the embattled realm can come between them. For the king is seeking Simon's arrest - and Eleanor must choose between her love and her loyalty to the crown."« less