Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday - The Summer Queen

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly waiting to get our hands on.

 

  This week I am waiting for: The Summer Queen by 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 gives 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 . . .


Hardcover, 400 pages
Expected publication: June 20th 2013 by Sphere 
I am a new Elizabeth Chadwick fan, and very intrigues with Eleanor of Aquitaine.  My copy has already been preordered and cant wait till this one arrives.
What are you waiting for?

3 comments:

  1. I haven't read anything from the author but I'm looking forward on reading one in the future. I'm totally adding this on the pile! Awesome pick!


    Check out my Wating on Wednesday pick!

    ~Jay
    We Fancy Books

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  2. I'm not a fan of the historical genre, but I do hope you enjoy it!

    Toni @ My Book Addiction

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