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The Summer Queen: A Novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine (Hardcover)

Elizabeth Chadwick

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Title: The Summer Queen: A Novel of Eleanor of ...

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Thirteen-year-old Eleanor of Aquitaine is forced into a marriage she does not want, and when a death thrusts her into the role of queen, she faces scandal, forbidden love, and the complexities of the ruthless French court at every turn.


"Meticulous research and strong storytelling." - Woman and Home

"A rich and compelling read." - Candis Magazine

"Uses authentic period detail to bring to life a new queen and the drama and intrigue surrounding her" - France Magazine

"A magnificent woman's story told by a brilliant historical novelist; realistic, emotional, vibrant, exciting and unputdownable." - RT Book Reviews, July Top Pick

"Absolutely fantastic... It has it all, romance, adventure, and intrigue! I give this novel a solid FIVE out of FIVE stars!" - Historical Fiction Obsessed

"An immersion in the life of a queen who helped shape the Western world." - Kirkus

"Ms. Chadwick did an extensive amount of research for this book and I think it is reflected in the quality of the story.
" - So Many Books, So Little Time

"The "Summer Queen" is a fabulous novel based on the most up-to-date and meticulous research. This is historical fiction at its best and I loved every page of it." - For Winter Nights: A bookish blog

"Chadwick is extremely popular among readers of medieval historical fiction owing to her meticulous research and attention to detail. Fans of her previous novels should enjoy getting a closer look at Eleanor...while newcomers will find this to be a pleasurable introduction to Chadwick's work." - Library Journal

"The "Summer Queen" is a fascinating look at the early life of Eleanor of Aquitaine." - Bloggers Recommend

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