The Chosen Queen (Queens of Conquest #1)

The Chosen Queen (Queens of Conquest #1) 1066 A Date That Changed The Course Of History A Date That Changed Her Life ForeverLove Should Be Free That Is What Edyth Alfgarsdottir Has Always Believed As A Young Girl She Witnessed Earl Harold Standing Barefoot In His Handfast Marriage To The Beautiful Lady Svana And Has Yearned For Her Own Love Match Ever Since.Amongst England S Royal Court, Marriages Are Not Often Chosen For Love And Political Matches Are Rife While King Edward Is Still Without An Heir When Her Family Are Exiled To The Wild Welsh Court, Edyth Unexpectedly Finds Herself Falling For The Charismatic Griffin First King Of All Of Wales Becoming His Queen Catapults Edyth Onto The Opposing Side Of A Bitter Feud Between England And Wales She Has To Grow Up Fast But Has The Support And Encouragement Of Her Closest Friend, Lady Svana.Years Later, Edyth Is In Line To Take The Crown Of England This Time The Lines Of Love And Duty Are Far Blurred As 1066 Dawns, Edyth And Svana Will Be Asked To Make An Even Greater Sacrifice, Perhaps The Greatest Of All In The Midst Of War, Can Love And Freedom Survive I remember reading about Edyth as a kid in Morgan Llewelyn s Wing From Hastings I was really young and so only remember vague impressions, like remembering that Harold was a big bully and her brothers were toads It was a real treat to re visit this era and these people specifically to get another look at them.For a debut novel, this author has done a fantastic job She took a lot of time in her world building and research of details The reader gets a real sense for the sights, sounds, and sme I remember reading about Edyth as a kid in Morgan Llewelyn s Wing From Hastings I was really young and so only remember vague impressions, like remembering that Harold was a big bully and her brothers were toads It was a real treat to re visit this era and these people specifically to get another look at them.For
I m not usually a fan of Historical Fiction I read the odd one here and there with The Chosen Queen by Joanna Courtney I had been following along the authors story from concept to publication and so of course I HAD to read it and see the end result for myself What I found was a beautifully written multi layered tale with a tremendously authentic sense of place and time and some
Really enjoyed this book The author is a fan of writers such as Elizabeth Chadwick and Phillipa Gregory, and I think she can take her place among those authors for page turning historical novels The pace, the setting as well as the characters made this a book that was hard to put down.A fair amount of artistic licence is taken with the characters real historical figures but as far back as the Battle of Hastings, which was almost a 1,000 years ago, who kept a day to day journal P What the w Really enjoyed this book The author is a fan of writers such as Elizabeth Chadwick and Phillipa Gregory, and I think she can take her place among those authors for page turning historical novels The pace, the
4.5 Stars Really enjoyed this book, now to hunt down the other 2 books in the trilogy. thanks to Tracey at Carpe Librum for gifting this book in one of our meet up mystery swaps and for me being clever enough to pick it.. 0.5 stars How can anyone even like this book A girl barely 16, about to give birth to her second child and that too with a husband who s 44 years old What in hell is this shit DNF I received a copy through Goodreads First Reads.Three and a half starsA fascinating story and one I wasn t familiar with I was worried, as I always am with female centric historical fiction, that this would be too chick lit for my taste but only in the saggy middle section did this suffer from what I call Philippa Gregory Syndrome It s unavoidable really, when you re writing about a time when there was such a divide in the genders, and you have one main character, to get bogged down in the I received a copy through Goodreads First Reads.Three and a half starsA fascinating story and one I wasn t familiar with I was worried, as I always am with female centric historical fiction, that this would be too chick lit for my taste but only in the saggy middle section did this suffer from what I call Philippa Gregory Syndrome It s unavoidable really, when you re writing about a time when there was such a divide in the genders, and you have one main character, to get bogged down in the t
It s 1055 and fourteen year old Edyth is already quite mature for her age She s curious about love and Harold and Svana are her great examples She s impressed by their relationship and their faith that love will survive everything They aren t officially married, but they have something muchspecial Edyth wants to have a similar experience, she d like to get married for love and not because of connections There s a lot of political unrest in England and Edyth s father is exiled He trav It s 1055 and fourteen year old Edyth is already quite mature for her age She s curious about love and Harold and Svana are her great examples She s impressed by their relationship and their faith that love will survive everything They aren t officially married, but they have something muchspecial Edyth wants to have a similar experience, she d like to get married for love and not because of connections There s a lot of political unrest in England and Edyth s father is exiled He travels to Wales together with his
The Chosen Queen of the title is Edyth and the year is 1055, a decade before the Norman invasion of England in 1066, and yes, William the Conqueror.Edyth is the granddaughter of Lady Godiva and dreams of marrying for love, but times were different 950 years ago andoften than not, women were married for political and monetary gain.Edyth s father is close to King Edward now known as Edward the Confessor , but after an angry outburst the family is exiled to Wales and the novel really takes o The C
Set in the last years of Anglo Saxon rule before the Norman conquest of 1066, this could have been an interesting look at a slightly less well known historical era but it s tainted by re writing history as a Mills Boon romance, and offers no sense of time and place.Very much in the Philippa Gregory strain of writing, there s a lot of flouncy descriptions of dresses, jewellery and heaving milk white breasts while everyone thinks, speaks and understands the world throu
I am a huge fan of writers like Elizabeth Chadwick so I find it difficult to find other authors who write historical fiction that I like Whilst this book was enjoyable I felt it lacked depth and the plot was very one dimensional The characters seemed rather simplisti

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  • Hardcover
  • 393 pages
  • The Chosen Queen (Queens of Conquest #1)
  • Joanna Courtney
  • English
  • 21 June 2017
  • 144728190X