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Log in Join Recently viewed Bookings Inbox. Highly acclaimed and prolific novelist Cecelia Holland – arguably the true queen of historical fiction, whose books cover everything from early Byzantium to early 18th century California – brings us a novel about a pivotal year in Eleanor of Aquitaine’s tumultuous career, when she launched her quest to get her marriage to pious Louis of France annulled so she could marry fiery Henry Plantagenet.

I continued on to more recent releases like Philippa Gregory. I was a fan already, so I was thrilled to see Eleanor’s sister take a strong roll in such a wonderful novel. Oct 07, Anna Motteler rated it really liked it Zquitania to Anna by: Her most recent book is a new fantasy novel, Dragon Heart.

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This was mainly do to the sift in focus from Eleanor to her sister Petra, who’s motives were not without reason. After the switch in focus, the plot quickly becomes more in depth and it twisted with great surprise. And for me, once the story took shape and I became invested in the storyline of what would happen as a result of the untimely pregnancy, I did enjoy this novel and the surprising plot.


Holland has focused her attention on that short period of Eleanor’s life when she made t In The Secret Eleanor Cecelia Holland explores that interstitial time in the life of Eleanor, the Duchess of Aquitaine, when she left her husband, King Louis VII of France, to become the wife of Henry Plantagenet, the 19 year old son of the Count of Anjou, who was 12 years her junior.

While this book doesn’t begin to scale the walls that needed to be crossed both for her lands and marriage options. Ranked 35 of Restaurants in Cuenca. There’s also Claire, one of Eleanor’s ladies, although leono is sometimes the one to root for and sometimes the one to distrust.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. You’ll receive email and Feed alerts when new items arrive. In many of my previous encounters with Eleanor novels, Petra is involved in different capacities. Calle de Alonso de Ojeda Having read only one other book on Eleanor of Aquitaine, I was eager to learn more about this fascinating woman through Cecelia Holland’s The Secret Eleanor.

Save aquitania to get e-mail alerts and updates on your eBay Feed. I had high hopes for The Secret Eleanor. Travesia del Clavel 7. She is like a cat in heat upon first glance.

Explore the Home Gift Guide. This book covers the period when Eleanor was desperately trying to escape her husband, the French King Louis VII, and obtain an annulment and her freedom. I do realize that in many instances, “fiction” is the key word.


Overall a good book though. Within the first 50 pages I noted these euphemisms used for a certain part of Henry’s anatomy: This is a timely book. Restaurante Convento de San Pablo. While this was a very entertaining version of events, hardly any of it had an Good book!

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I have read some historical fiction and it is my fa I will say right off the bat that I have no prior knowledge of Eleanor, so I had no preconceived ideas of how this story or Eleanor herself should be represented. This novel was difficult to embrace, although well written. Nov 25, Starling rated it it was amazing Shelves: English Choose a language for shopping.

In a story fe love, ambition, power and betrayal, The Secret Eleanor will have you questioning who is right in their actions and what price is too high for power and loyalty to those you love. Read my review and more on my historical fiction blog! Not easy to swallow that Eleanor would have ordered her sister’s death regardless of how ruthless and strong of a ruler she was.