Wishlist Wednesday [#45]

Welcome back to Wednesday! I have just finished watching the second Sherlock episode and GUYS. My heart. It hurts. So beautiful! I am also trying to finalise packing and good lord, I’ve never hated packing so much in my life.

Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted @ Pen to Paper where we get to feature a book that’s been on our wishlist for a long time that we want to buy/read! I have a hugely extensive list that I keep updated over on The Book Depository so I’m never short of books that I’m wishing on.

Where do I make my lists? First and foremost I use my “sound good” shelf on Goodreads where I basically keep track of all the books I’ve encountered that tickle my fancy. BUT, The Book Depository has my most concise list of all the books that I so dearly want to throw my money at and look at one my shelf.

 This week I’m wishing on . . .

The Summer Queen

by Elizabeth Chadwick

Genre: Historical Fiction
Author: Elizabeth Chadwick
Published: June 2013
Publisher: Sphere
Pages: 478 {hardback}

Eleanor of Aquitaine is a 12th century icon who has fascinated readers for 800 years. But the real Eleanor remains elusive.
This stunning novel introduces an Eleanor that all other writers have missed. Based on the most up-to-date research, it is the first novel to show Eleanor beginning her married life at 13.
Overflowing with scandal, passion, triumph and tragedy, Eleanor’s legendary story begins when her beloved father dies in the summer of 1137, and she is made to marry the young prince Louis of France. A week after the marriage she becomes a queen and her life will change beyond recognition . . .

I’ve got to say, I’m really curious about this book. It’s an historical fiction novel set in the 12th century and truth be told, you needn’t tell me more. I love books that try to look at history from a different angle so this is obviously right up my alley!


 Other books by Chadwick . . .

Lady of the English

A Place Beyond Courage

Shadows and Strongholds

The Winter Mantle

The Champion

The Marsh King’s Daughter

The Conquest

The Falcons of Montabard

The Wild Hunt

The Love Knot

Daughters of the Grail

Shields of Pride

First Knight

 Have you read this? What did you think of it?

Let me know in the comments below!

End Note

~~ Kirstie ~~

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