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Book Review of The Courts of Love (Queens of England, Bk 5)

The Courts of Love (Queens of England, Bk 5)
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Helpful Score: 3

I've read several of Jean Plaidy's books; this one seemed to drag for me. I was a bit disappointed, because I have heard so much about the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine and I was looking forward to reading Plaidy's interpretation. The first half was definitely better...I found Eleanor's childhood and young adulthood experiences fascinating. However, the last third or so was more about her children. I found the style of the last third tiresome and somewhat rushed: "this happened, and this happened, and then that happened..." It was annoying, and by this point, I couldn't wait to get done with the book.