Apr 19, 2013

A to Z - Four Sisters All Queens

Welcome to A to Z! This year, I'm highlighting women's fiction books (and probably instilling a decent amount of cover love in the process).

Q is for Four Sisters, All Queens by Sherry Jones (yes, I'm cheating a little).

Synopsis from Goodreads: Amid the lush valleys and fragrant wildflowers of Provence, Marguerite, Eleanore, Sanchia, and Beatrice have learned to charm, hunt, dance, and debate under the careful tutelage of their ambitious mother—and to abide by the countess’s motto: “Family comes first.”

With Provence under constant attack, their legacy and safety depend upon powerful alliances. Marguerite’s illustrious match with the young King Louis IX makes her Queen of France. Soon Eleanore—independent and daring—is betrothed to Henry III of England. In turn, shy, devout Sanchia and tempestuous Beatrice wed noblemen who will also make them queens.

Yet a crown is no guarantee of protection. Enemies are everywhere, from Marguerite’s duplicitous mother-in-law to vengeful lovers and land-hungry barons. Then there are the dangers that come from within, as loyalty succumbs to bitter sibling rivalry, and sister is pitted against sister for the prize each believes is rightfully hers—Provence itself.

This is on my to read list - from what I understand it is heavier read, more historical than some readers expect. However, I really like historical fiction and find I have more patience in books than other readers. The premise is intriguing to me.

Are you a patient reader? Do you put stock in the reviews when determining whether to read a book?


Anonymous said...

A great title and a good write up . Hope it does well.

Dani said...

I cheated a little on my book title too. Q titles are hard to come by.
But this book like it might be something I'd read!

M.J. Fifield said...

I keep seeing this book around, and I want to add it to my To Read list, too.

I do consider myself to be a patient reader. I mostly avoid reviews of books I plan to read. I'll read them afterward but usually not before.

Sherry Jones said...

Thank you so much for featuring my book! These sisters' stories will amaze you, and make you keep turning those pages. I hope you enjoy FOUR SISTERS, ALL QUEENS.

To get started, perhaps you'd enjoy the accclaimed, 40-page e-prequel, WHITE HEART, about the wicked mother-in-law in FOUR SISTERS and how she got to be that way. Blanche de Castille kicks ass. ;)

Sherry Jones

Laura Marcella said...

Hello, Tasha! This book looks great. I'll have to check it out. I don't reviews on Goodreads until after I've finished reading the book. That way nothing will taint my enjoyment of the book, and it's just more interesting to see what others are saying based on what I think of the book.

Happy A to Z-ing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I have to admit to not liking reading about the nobility during that time period. They were so self centered and selfish. But the women beside them might be more interesting.