White Heart

White Heart

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by Sherry Jones
     
 

A historical eBook about Blanche, the White Queen of France, the manipulative mother-in-law of Marguerite in Sherry Jones’s Four Sisters, All Queens.

A woman's power lies in her beauty. For years, Blanche de Castille, the White Queen of France, has lived by this maxim—passed on by her grandmother, Eléonore d'Aquitaine, as…  See more details below

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A historical eBook about Blanche, the White Queen of France, the manipulative mother-in-law of Marguerite in Sherry Jones’s Four Sisters, All Queens.

A woman's power lies in her beauty. For years, Blanche de Castille, the White Queen of France, has lived by this maxim—passed on by her grandmother, Eléonore d'Aquitaine, as she took the girl to marry King Louis VIII. When her husband dies unexpectedly, however, Blanche finds that beauty is not enough to hold, and command, a kingdom against usurpers eager to wrest the Crown from her woman's grasp. Faced with an English invasion, barons' uprisings, and slanderous rumors, Blanche must look within herself for the strength she needs to guard the throne for her young son. Her bold response shocks the kingdom and shapes her into the formidable, seemingly heartless mother-in-law to Marguerite of Provence, wife of King Louis IX (Saint Louis) and the eldest of the "Four Sisters, All Queens" in Sherry Jones's forthcoming novel.

Includes an excerpt to the upcoming Four Sisters, All Queens, to be published by Gallery Books, May 8, 2012.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451683523
Publisher:
Pocket Star
Publication date:
04/03/2012
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
100
Sales rank:
551,998
File size:
2 MB

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Meet the Author

Author and journalist Sherry Jones is perhaps best known for her controversial debut novel, the international bestseller The Jewel of Medina, a novel about early life of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad’s favorite wife. In addtional to Four Sisters, All Queens (May 2012), Gallery Books will be publishing in 2013 Jones's next historical novel about one of the the most famous of love affairs, that between Heloise and Abelard. Visit her at AuthorSherryJones.com.
Author and journalist Sherry Jones is best known for her international bestseller The Jewel of Medina. She is also the author of Four Sisters, All Queens and the novella White Heart. Visit her online at AuthorSherryJones.com and at Facebook.com/AbelardandHeloise.

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White Heart 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
AubrieNH More than 1 year ago
Blanche de Castille is the White Queen of France, using her beauty for power. Little does she know the very beauty she flaunts inspires a traitor to poison the King, and by her own vanity, she loses her first love forever. Now she must defend her young son’s throne and herself against suitors that would steal it under her nose. White Heart flows like beautiful music, every sentence crafted in a smooth lyrical tone that entranced me as I read. I was so impressed with how well-crafted the whole story was right down to the rich historical atmosphere and thick political intrigue. Blanche is such a strong and clever woman, and I loved reading about her thoughts and actions in such a trying time. Her bravery and gumption carries the story, and I rooted for her the whole time. The opening scene grabbed my attention and the story spiraled on from there with nonstop turmoil. This is a prequel to Jones’s upcoming release FOUR SISTER, ALL QUEENS. Blanche is the mother-in-law of one of the four sister-queens, and I can’t wait to find out what happens!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't bother. The 'prequel' story of Blanche the White Queen is only 49 pages long. The remaining 11 pages are a sample of "Four Sisters...". A waste of $1.99