Monday, April 9, 2012

Upcoming 2012 Historical Fiction Release! Four Sisters, All Queens By Sherry Jones

Four Sisters, All Queens by Sherry Jones

Publication date: 5/8/2012
Format: Paperback 464pp

Synopsis (From the Publisher):
"Rich in intrigue and scheming, love and lust, Sherry Jones’s vibrant historical novel follows four women destined to sway the fate of nations and the hearts of kings. . . .

Amid the lush valleys and fragrant wildflowers of Provence, Marguerite, Eléonore, 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 Eléonore—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.

From the treacherous courts of France and England, to the bloody tumult of the Crusades, Sherry Jones traces the extraordinary true story of four fascinating sisters whose passions, conquests, and progeny shaped the course of history."

Copyright © 2012 Svea Love. All Rights Reserved.


Darlene said...

I can't wait to read this one! It sounds so good!

Melissa @ Confessions of an Avid Reader said...

I'm really looking forward to reading this one - it sounds so good. Plus, I love the cover.

Kristin said...

I just read The Sister Queens by Sophie Perinot and one of the things I said after reading that was that I wanted to read more about these sisters. I'm so glad I saw your post about this new book. It is definitely going on in tbr list!

JaneGS said...

I'm really excited to read this one--I haven't read the other books by this author, but this subject/setting really appeals to me.

Svea Love said...

Melissa- Yes! The cover is gorgeous.

Kristen- Me too! I am very excited to learn more about this time period.

JaneGS- I read her novel The Sword of Medina a couple of years ago; she is definitely an intriguing author.

Sherry Jones said...

Thank you for featuring my novel on your site, Svea! I am so excited to share the story of these amazing women. Those of you who want a "sneak peek" can find the prequel, an e-novella titled WHITE HEART: A Tale of Blanche de Castille, the White Queen of France," online for $1.99. It includes the prologue and first chapter of FOUR SISTERS, ALL QUEENS.