The Summer Queen (Eleanor of Aquitaine, Bk 1)
The Summer Queen - Eleanor of Aquitaine, Bk 1 Author:Elizabeth Chadwick Eleanor of Aquitaine is a 12th century icon who has fascinated readers for 800 years. But the real Eleanor remains elusive. — This stunning novel introduces an Eleanor that all other writers have missed. Based on the most up-to-date research, it is the first novel to show Eleanor beginning her married life at 13. Barely out of childhood, this giv... more »es an entirely new slant to how Eleanor is treated bv those around her. She was often the victim and her first marriage was horribly abusive.
Overflowing with scandal, passion, triumph and tragedy, Eleanor's legendary story begins when her beloved father dies in the summer of 1137, and she is made to marry the young prince Louis of France. A week after the marriage she becomes a queen and her life will change beyond recognition . . .« less
Excellent narrative on the earlier years of Alienor of Aquitaine. Great character development and descriptive locations - makes you feel as if you are there! I gave this book 5 stars - a fantastic read! This is the first book of a trilogy with the upcoming book titles as follows: The Winter Crown and The Autumn Throne.