Thrust into a world of turbulent political manoeuvring, can anne and louis' love stay strong as their duties put them at odds? Or will the reshaping of sixteenth-century Europe tear them apart?This gripping tale of a larger-than-life queen is the stand-alone Book Two of the Anne of Brittany Series, which can be read in any order.
With old social orders upended and powerful commoners clawing their way to the top, both Anne and Louis struggle to bring their respective realms into the modern age. Winner of the publishers Weekly 2018 BookLife Prize in the General Fiction category. A masterpiece that paints an extraordinary emotional and political vision of its times.
Anne and Louis: Passion and Politics in Early Renaissance France Anne of Brittany Series Book 2 #ad - At the young age of 21, anne is sovereign ruler of Brittany as well as Europe’s most wealthy widow. As powerful and scheming italians arrive at the French court from Cesare Borgia to Niccolò Machiavelli, the feudal era gives way to the dawn of the Renaissance. Too bad he’s already married. Satisfying, educational, and hard to put down.
Midwest book Review“Dramatically engrossing and historically searching.
Anne and Charles: Passion and Politics in Late Medieval France Anne of Brittany Series Book 1Renaissance Editions #ad - Yet charles cannot shake off bad habits he has brought into their marriage, and Anne cannot help him in his darkest area of struggle. Together, they introduce the wonders of the italian Renaissance to France, building one of Europe’s most glorious 15th century courts at their royal residence in Amboise, in the heart of the Loire Valley.
For the next three years, orphaned duchess is pursued by suitors while Brittany is invaded by its larger, the unmarried, more powerful neighbor of France. Next in the series is anne and Louis, general fiction winner of the Publishers Weekly 2018 BookLife Prize. Continue your discovery of anne of brittany with Sense of Touch: Love and Duty at Anne of Brittany's Court, a captivating tale of forbidden love in the 15th century French royal court.
Anne and Charles: Passion and Politics in Late Medieval France Anne of Brittany Series Book 1 #ad - With no other way out, at age fourteen she agrees to marry Charles VIII, King of France, to save her country. As they desperately attempt to make their shared dream come true, an unexpected twist of fate irrevocably changes the fortunes of both Anne and Charles. A historically sharp and dramatically stirring love story.
Kirkus reviews"gaston's blend of royalty, young love, and the French Renaissance is enchanting. Publishers weeklywhen anne of brittany's father dies in 1488, she becomes Duchess of Brittany, her country's ruler at age eleven. Better to be a queen than a prisoner.
Anne and Louis: Rulers and Lovers Anne of Brittany Series Book 3Renaissance Editions #ad - Europe’s fate rests in the hands of two monarchs at loggerheads. Anne of brittany meticulously orchestrates the perfect match for her only child by Louis XII, King of France. Anne and louis: rulers and lovers is the stand-alone sequel to Anne and Louis, General Fiction Winner of the Publishers Weekly 2018 BookLife Prize.
The year is 1501. As rulers, they’re at each other’s throats. Her daughter will become the most powerful woman in Europe by marrying the future Holy Roman Emperor. But when louis abandons her wishes in favor of having their daughter marry his successor, Anne soon finds herself locked in a political struggle with the fate of Europe hanging between them.
Anne and Louis: Rulers and Lovers Anne of Brittany Series Book 3 #ad - But with rivals on all sides and allies he can’t trust, Louis discovers, with devastating results, that the age of chivalry is over. As lovers, anne and Louis are alive with passion. The future of Europe rests in their hands. Things only get worse when Louis hatches a plan to conquer southern Italy. Anne orders him to stay away from Italy, but Louis is determined to gain a foothold there for France.
Joining ferdinand of spain in a secret pact to divide southern Italy between them, he plans to secure glory for France and expand his empire. Who will prevail?book three of the anne of Brittany Series of which Anne and Charles is Book One, Anne and Louis is Book Two.
Sense of Touch: Love and Duty at Anne of Brittany's CourtRenaissance Editions #ad - But with the queen’s only heir hanging in the balance, wife to two kings of France, what will befall her if she fails?Sense of Touch tells the little-known story of late medieval/early Renaissance queen Anne of Brittany, in a gripping tale of forbidden love between two of her courtiers. If she can save anne’s daughter, her greatest desire could be fulfilled.
When the horse’s ankle becomes infected, Nicole uses her healing skills to restore it to health as she and Philippe fall deeply in love. Bestowed with a gift of healing touch and herbs, she reluctantly awaits an arranged marriage to a noble suitor. But when she meets phillipe, a young horse trainer breaking in one of the queen’s stallions, a spark ignites between them.
Sense of Touch: Love and Duty at Anne of Brittany's Court #ad - . Separated by duty. Their future depends on the life of the queen’s only heir. Fifteen-year-old nicole serves Anne of Brittany, Queen of France as a lady-in-waiting at the royal court. For readers of philippa gregory and diana gabaldon, a 2017 RONE Book Award finalist and 2018 TopShelf Indie Book Awards finalist for Women's Issues.
An exquisitely written piece that eloquently describes Queen Anne as the gracious, kind, yet shrewd monarch that she is, a woman before her time. Ind'tale magazine“a wonderful read filled with intrigue, passion and strength, adventures, Sense of Touch lets the world know more about the much forgotten Anne of Brittany.
Clarissa devine, author of Quirky Lady Bookworm BlogBound by love.
The Girl Who Would Be Queen The Kingdom of Naples Book 1ISBN CANADA #ad - If you love the historical genre this is a must read. M. 48, amazon reader. It's a historical drama, but one leavened with romance, betrayal, first and foremost, greed and discovery. R, campbell, Amazon reader. Ruling a kingdom in the 14th Century was no task for a woman. When robert of naples died in 1342, sixteen-year-old Joanna and her younger sister Maria became the heirs to one of the largest, beautiful, wealthiest and most sophisticated kingdoms in Europe.
D. Amazon reader"be prepared for the ride – once you start, you won’t want to stop reading until the princesses meet their fates. Barbara B. Amazon reader. I couldn't breeze through this detail-rich book, nor could I put it down. Definitely a great read! I want more!" ~Tajuana, Amazon reader. Born in a male-dominated world in the passionate south of italy and surrounded by ambitious male cousins with an equal claim to the crown, will these sisters be able to maintain control over their kingdom? With only their wits, beauty, Joanna and Maria, bound together by their strong love and fierce rivalry, and the love of their people to aid them, are prepared to do anything to hold onto their beloved Kingdom.
The Girl Who Would Be Queen The Kingdom of Naples Book 1 #ad - But can they survive a kidnapping, court intrigues, civil war, and a royal murder from tearing their Kingdom apart? Find the answer in this gripping true story of 14th Century Europe. Start reading the girl who Would Be Queen by multi-award-winning author Jane Ann McLachlan today. Praise for the girl who Would Be Queen:"Absolutely fascinating!" ~D.
THE PRINCESS NUN: Mary, Daughter of Edward I Medieval Babes: Tales of Little-Known Ladies Book 5#ad - It soon becomes obvious she is never going to make a good nun! Never forgetting that she is a princess by birth, the feisty gambler travels around England, living the high life at daddy's expense, and acquiring numerous other bad "habits" . Including being linked romantically to the Earl of Surrey, John de Warenne.
THE PRINCESS NUN: Mary, Daughter of Edward I Medieval Babes: Tales of Little-Known Ladies Book 5 #ad - When her father the king becomes ill and dies, the crown goes to Mary's brother Edward II and the travelling nun attends his disastrous Coronation, rubbing shoulders with the hated Piers Gaveston. Leaving her wayward life behind, she retires to spending a quiet life in Amesbury Priory where she decides to have a chronicle written on the life of her family - a book that exists today.
For the first time, she is uneasy about the future. Sent into a convent at the age of six, Mary daughter of Edward I, decides to make the best of a bad situation.
Tudor Duchess The Brandon Trilogy Book 3 - KatherinePreseli Press #ad - A favourite of king henry viii, katherine knows all his six wives, and his son Edward, his daughters Mary and Elizabeth, as well as being related by marriage to Lady Jane Grey. When her father dies, Katherine becomes the ward of Tudor knight, Sir Charles Brandon. She stands up for what she believes in. But such courage has consequencesAttractive, wealthy and influential, Katherine Willoughby is one of the most unusual ladies of the Tudor court.
Katherine’s protestant faith puts her family in great danger - from which there seems no escape. Katherine’s remarkable true story continues the epic tale of the rise of the Tudors, which began with the best-selling Tudor trilogy and concludes with the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. The characters are wonderfully drawn.
Tudor Duchess The Brandon Trilogy Book 3 - Katherine #ad - Highly Recommended. Katherine’s young sons are tutored with the future king, Prince Edward, but when Edward dies his Catholic sister Mary is crowned queen. Diana jackson"tony riches, delivers a vividly descriptive, interesting, and well-written read here with characters and a setting that totally captivated and intrigued me.
Her spanish mother, maria de salinas, is queen catherine of Aragon’s lady in waiting, so it is a challenging time for them all when King Henry marries the enigmatic Anne Boleyn. Following anne’s dramatic downfall, Katherine marries Charles Brandon, and becomes Duchess of Suffolk at the age of fourteen.
After the short reign of young catherine Howard, and the tragic death of Jane Seymour, Katherine and Brandon are chosen to welcome Anna of Cleves as she arrives in England.
Joan Forgotten Women of History Book 1Bailey Books #ad - Joan Forgotten Women of History Book 1 #ad - In a time when women are subservient, she is raised by her mother to command. She is forced to choose between her duty to her King and her loyalty to her husband. Educated by her tutors, she becomes a formidable woman in her own right. Love, turmoil, and war. This is the story of joan de Geneville, wife to one of England's most infamous traitors: Roger Mortimer.
After the death of her father in 1292, Joan becomes one of the greatest English heiresses of her generation. Book one of the Forgotten Women of History Series. When joan is married her husband's lust for power knows no bounds.
MY FAIR LADY: A Story of Eleanor of Provence, Henry III's Lost Queen Medieval Babes, Tales of Little-Known Ladies Book 1Herne's Cave #ad - Eleanor, disturbing baron, looming at every turn--friend or foe? Or what else?Eleanor, Simon de Montfort, with the powerful, caught in court intrigue, attacked while on a barge passing under London Bridge, as the kingdom seems to slip away from her and Henry. Eleanor in victory, de Montfort slain at Evesham by her son's mighty forces.
Eleanor of provence, intelligent--married as a young girl to the much older Henry III, beautiful, bright, King of England. A marriage surprisingly happy, with the king pouring wealth upon his young wife's relatives. Incurring the wrath of the Barons. Eleanor, devoted mother, who fought the will of the monks to stay in a monastery and nurse her sick son, the future Edward I.
MY FAIR LADY: A Story of Eleanor of Provence, Henry III's Lost Queen Medieval Babes, Tales of Little-Known Ladies Book 1 #ad - A woman’s look at her own queenship and life and loves in the 13th century, at the time of the Second Barons Revolt. But there is a price to pay. Eleanor, a convent thought in eleanor's time to be the final refuge of Queen Guinevere, a widow, ending her days in Amesbury Priory in the shadow of Stonehenge, seeking peace after so many years of strife, whose legends the queen had ever loved.
Today, her gravesite obliterated, one of the lesser known English Queens, Eleanor of Provence is lost to time, its whereabouts forgotten—one of the few English monarchs to have no known tomb. My fair lady is first person novel written from the viewpoint of Eleanor herself.
The Least Foolish Woman in France: Sexual Harassment in Late Medieval TimesRenaissance Editions #ad - Forced at age fourteen to marry the hunchbacked sterile younger daughter of the spider king, Louis is caught in his web. His intent? to stamp out louis’ line so that upon his death his lands and holdings revert to the French crown. But capturing his body does not mean she has captured his heart. Continue your discovery of france's most riveting 15th century royal players with the Anne of Brittany Series, the three-part saga of a larger than life queen.
Why not? he's already in love with another woman. But when he attracts the eye of his wife’s elder sister Anne de Beaujeu, regent of France in the young King Charles VIII’s minority, Louis vows he will not be caught in anyone's web again. There, he allies himself with anne of brittany’s father, Duke Francis II, in the Breton struggle to fight off French domination in the Mad War of 1485-1488.
The Least Foolish Woman in France: Sexual Harassment in Late Medieval Times #ad - Anne of brittany is the bride of charles viII, King of France and Louis’ brother-in-law through Jeanne of France, Louis’ wife. In a startling twist on the #metoo movement, discover the secret torment of a future king of France caught between two royal sisters-in-law: one his worst nightmare, the other the deepest desire of his heart.
Anne de beaujeu is France’s most powerful woman in 1491. Yet she can't have the one thing she wants most: the love of Louis, Duke d’Orléans, future king of France. To escape her attentions he flees over France’s border to Brittany. When louis is taken captive in the french defeat of Brittany at the 1488 battle of Saint-Aubin, Anne de Beaujeu has him locked up.
SECRET MARRIAGES: Edward IV, Eleanor & Elizabeth The Falcon and the Sun: The House of York Book 2#ad - One who became queen of England, and one who might have been. Eleanor talbot, meets edward, newly widowed after the Battle of Blore Heath, Earl of March. It is a time of trials when the Lancastrians and Yorkists fight for supremacy. And the throne of England. The talbots are staunch Lancastrians; Edward is the Son of York.
SECRET MARRIAGES: Edward IV, Eleanor & Elizabeth The Falcon and the Sun: The House of York Book 2 #ad - The battles of mortimer's Cross and the bloodbath of Towton lead to Edward taking the crown. A secret marriage is hatched between the young King and Eleanor, but the “secret queen” is never announced to the Council. King edward’s womanising reaches new heights as, within a short time, whom he also marries in a private, Elizabeth Woodville, his eye falls on another widowed beauty, hidden ceremony.
Mortified by all that has happened, Eleanor seeks atonement in religion,. But will her past catch her up?will the secret remain secret?A story of love and lust spanning two families, the Talbots and the Woodvilles, and two women both similar and yet very different.