Publisher: New American Library
ISBN 978-0451235701. March 2012
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“Historical fiction lovers rejoice! A new and true talent has arrived on the scene!” ~Let Them Read Books
“THE SISTER QUEENS has it all… court life, balls, rivalry, politics, love and lust; with the added element of it seeming so real to the reader as though watching a film. A fantastic debut!” ~Peeking Between the Pages
“THE SISTER QUEENS is probably my first Perfect 10 in well over a year—but it certainly merits at least that.” ~Romance Reviews Today
“Anyone with a sister will feel something when they read this novel.” ~The Pittsburgh Historical Fiction Examiner
“When you read the book, you’ll be transported. To me, that’s what a book is all about.” ~Book Drunkard
The Sister Queens » Medieval Historical Novel by Sophie Perinot
They were also queens.
Raised together at the 13th Century court of their father, Raymond Berenger, Count of Provence, Marguerite and Eleanor are separated by royal marriages—but never truly parted.
Patient, perfect, reticent, and used to being first, Marguerite becomes Queen of France. Her husband, Louis IX, is considered the greatest monarch of his age. But he is also a religious zealot who denies himself all pleasure—including the love and companionship his wife so desperately craves. Can Marguerite find enough of her sister’s boldness to grasp her chance for happiness in the guise of forbidden love?
Passionate, strong-willed, and stubborn, Eleanor becomes Queen of England. Her husband, Henry III, is neither as young nor as dashing as Marguerite’s. But she quickly discovers he is a very good man…and a very bad king. His failures are bitter disappointments for Eleanor, who has worked to best her elder sister since childhood. Can Eleanor stop competing with her sister and value what she has, or will she let it slip away?
Praise for The Sister Queens:
“What Philippa Gregory did for Anne and Mary Boleyn, Perinot has done for Marguerite and Eleanor of Provence. This is, without a doubt, one of the best novels I’ve read all year!”
Author of MADAME TUSSAUD.“If you enjoy a tale of passion, intrigue and sisterly devotion that will keep you turning the pages, then The Sister Queens is a must for your reading list.”
Author of QUEEN DEFIANT“Every page . . . was like a morsel to savor. . . .The Sister Queens is one of the most beautifully written books I have read in a very long time. Absolutely superb!”
Author of THE QUEEN’S RIVAL
With lyrical prose, The Sister Queens tells a riveting story of sisterly rivalry and love, of war and betrayal. Marguerite and Eleanor remain united by bonds of love that can not tarnish and that can not break. A beautiful novel.”
Author of TO BE QUEEN: A NOVEL OF ELEANOR OF AQUITAINE