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Four Sisters All ueens review Ó eBook or Kindle ePUB » ❰KINDLE❯ ✿ Four Sisters All ueens Author Sherry Jones – Danpashley.co.uk Rich in intrigue and scheming love and lust Sherry Jones's vibrant historical novel follows four women destined to sway the fate of nations and the hearts of kings Amid the luLovers and land hungry barons Then there are the dangers that come from within as loyalty succumbs to bitter sibling rivalry and sister is pitted against sister for the prize each believes is rightfully hers Provence itselfFrom the treacherous courts of France and England to the bloody tumult of the Crusades Sherry Jones traces the extraordinary true story of four fascinating sisters whose passions conuests and progeny shaped the course of history. Marguerite ueen consort of France Eleonore ueen consort of England Sanchia ueen consort of Germany Beatrice ueen consort of Sicily Four remarkable women made even so by their sisterhood and the struggles each faced Author Sherry Jones reveals deep seated rivalries and startling secrets about the sisters and their courtly lives in the medieval world of Four Sisters All ueensDespite their shared heritage as the children of Count Ramon Berenguer of Provence and Beatrice of Savoy Marguerite Eleonore Sanchia and Beatrice have anything but an idyllic existence Constant warfare with the neighboring county of Toulouse means poor nourishment threadbare clothes and hand me downs and the possibility that their father Ramon’s days as count are numbered Beatrice of Savoy is determined her children will escape their circumstances by marrying well a scheme the two eldest sisters heartily endorse Marguerite marries the pious Louis of France whose mother Blanche will not surrender her power to a young ueen Blanche continually disrupts Marguerite’s expected role as Louis’ consort at court and even intrudes on their privacy in the couple’s bedchamber Eleonore’s marriage to Henry III of England would fare better than her elder sister’s own if not for Henry’s jealous courtiers Many of the English barons including members of Henry’s family comically refer to Eleonore as an interfering “foreigner” despite their own dual heritages across the Channel The younger sisters Sanchia and Beatrice fare little better The devout Sanchia for whom beauty is curse looks for an escape from Raymond of Toulouse’s eager attentions Her elder sisters and mother invent a timely rescue beguiling King Henry’s brother Richard of Cornwall into thinking he has fallen in love with a woman as vivacious as Beatrice of Savoy when he marries Sanchia Beatrice seems the happiest in her union with Louis’ brother Charles if only Blanche’s schemes to claim Provence for France and the sudden death of Beatrice’s father hadn’t forced her into the marriage Unlike Sanchia Beatrice has always felt like an interloper among her siblings Charles’s machinations force her to choose between love for her sisters or her husband ensuring the permanence of a long standing feud with Marguerite and Eleonore’s bitterness over rival claims to Sicily It’s heartbreaking to witness how easily each of the sisters forgets their mother’s chief admonition family first when it comes to each other The author takes readers on a mad dash between rival courts in France and England and the German court where Sanchia enjoys a brief reign If I could find any fault with this novel I wish it had been longer Jones has created multifaceted characters with distinct personalities flaws and triumphs Marguerite’s strong personality emerges despite all of her mother in law’s attempts to subdue her Eleonore is perhaps even bolder like her elder sister often thwarting her husband the king and his courtiers While Sanchia’s demure nature seems subdued compared with Marguerite and Eleonore her endurance against steady trials at her husband’s side reveal an inner strength to rival that of her sisters Beatrice’s personality matches that of her two elder sisters but she fosters the same compassion one might feel for Sanchia as both endure unions with men who ride roughshod over their wives’ wishes and sympathies It’s a testament to Jones’ natural talent that she can explore the vast history of the period with obvious passion and interest yet leave a reader wanting to know

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Rich in intrigue and scheming love and lust Sherry Jones's vibrant historical novel follows four women destined to sway the fate of nations and the hearts of kings Amid the lush valleys and fragrant wildflowers of Provence Marguerite Elonore Sanchia and Beatrice have learned to charm hunt dance and debate under the Four Sisters ePUB #232 careful tutelage of their ambitious mother and to abide by the countess's motto Family comes firstWith Provence. This fantastic book has it all family drama love lust betrayal redemption and irony Sherry Jones creates a story that explains how four very different sisters were able to end up as ueens and leaders of Europe at the same time Marguerite ueen consort of France Eleonore ueen consort of England Sanchia ueen consort of Germany Beatrice ueen consort of Sicily Four remarkable women made even so by their sisterhood and the trials each faced Full review you can find on my blog

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Four Sisters All ueensUnder constant attack their legacy and safety depend upon powerful alliances Marguerite's illustrious match with the young King Louis IX makes her ueen of France Soon Elonore independent and daring is betrothed to Henry III of England In turn shy devout Sanchia and tempestuous Beatrice wed noblemen who will also make them ueensYet a crown is no guarantee of protection Enemies are everywhere from Marguerite's duplicitous mother in law to vengeful. DNFGot to the deciding page 100 which is my limit when a book is not going to work I have to totally agree with Jemidar's review way too modern for the times the girls were very young but acted much oldera lot of time I just plain didn't get what I read Example Marguerite goes to bed snuggles down in the uilts and she praysbut forgets what she is suppose to have done as she plucks a peach from the tree and takes a bite of Provence Sook maybe the author is putting in hidden meanings But to me it meant one or the other in what she was doing but at the same time Through out the book this happened often and it just had me lost So maybe it's just me and it flew over my head That aside way too much drama as well and I felt like it was a YA historical and I want close to the real thing in my historicalfictionromance of said historical figures and the time period as well I DNF because I didn't feel I was going to get that in this book No offence to the authorit just wasn't working for me