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Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. I found this book to be slightly preposterous, beyond just unlikely.

She draws characters one could envision having a chat with, so real are they, and plots, using what is known and drawing whole new worlds around it. MediterraneanSpanishEuropean. Aug 03, C. Overall a good book though. Employing deception and disguise, seduction and manipulation, Eleanor is determined to find her way to power-and make her mark on history. Reviewed 2 weeks ago. In the end, I am finally persuaded that Holland is not an author for me.

Want to Read saving…. It was very interesting to see the world at that time from her sister, Petronilla’s point of view.

From the Beginning of the book, Eleanor’s ambition and thirst for power is quite apparent. I still found them fascinating and entertaining. Skip to main content. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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To view it, click here. Apartamentos Turisticos Los Ojos de la Mora. In the first few chapters she meets Henry II and has an intimate, and might I add cleverly descriptive, rendezvous with him; which lead me to ask: I almost flung this one at the wall after about 40 pages I would have given this 4 stars if it had not started out in the way that it did but the story got much better after Eleanor’s first encounter with Henry.

Calle Severo Catalina, I thought it could stand out from the pack, but it didn’t. Feb 09, Sophie rated it liked it. Nov 14, Debra Slotkin rated it liked it. Though Eleanor was known to have affairs, it was a bit more graphic than I would have liked, but a good story nonetheless.

I’m not going to go into a synopsis here because lots of other people on Good Reads have done a great job of that.

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The story has the sense of immediacy that Ms. Just don’t think of it as history other than the descriptions of the times which I always find This book is an imaginative telling of a short part of the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine.

Pen name used by Elizabeth Eliot Carter. There is speculation that she already had her eyes on the young Henry, Duke of Normandy, who would become King Henry II of England but once Eleanor was free she married Henry very quickly. Eleanor of Aquitaine was a savvy and strong-willed woman.


I loved them all. I can’t really pinpoint why I didn’t really experience this story as expected, but although very readable it just didn’t excite at all.

NH Ciudad de Cuenca. The plot itself saved me from too much frustration since the author used Eleanor’s sister as the main focus. This was a 3. Written in Ms Holland’s elegant style The Secreho Eleanor is also the tale of her “secret” other half: The Secret Eleanor opens up to Eleanor in the French courts as she first eyes the must-be-extremely-sexy Henry, future king of England.

Neither Eleanor nor Henry is a particularly likable character.

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She tricked herself out of marriage to the king of France and the rest is history. I really enjoyed reading about Petronilla, Eleanor’s sister, who Aquitanoa never knew existed before this book.

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