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?