Once again, Christy English dons the mantle of one of history's most fascinating women for this enthralling biographical novel. That Ms. English knows her subject on a very intimate level is evident from the very start, and this same feeling of intimacy captivates the reader from the first page.
As the title clearly states, TO BE QUEEN chronicles the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine, beginning at age ten while still under her father's tutelage, until her divorce from Louis VII, and her subsequent union with Henry II.
Told in a silky-smooth first person narrative, the author spins her tale of Eleanor's rise in a world of conquest, crusades, and ever shifting political sands; where land barons often rivaled kings, and the church looked to control it all.
A captivating tale of this strong and savvy woman's ambition, passion, and rise to power, will keep readers entralled and eagerly hungering for more.