Stories about sisters are always juicy and full of drama. But when the sisters are all queens, genuine queens, the rivalry takes on a whole new dimension. The highly praised, historic novel "Four Sisters, All Queens" by Sherry Jones, explores the lives, loves and destinies of four very different women; from the timid Sanchia to the spirited Beatrice to the fiercely independent Eleonore.
The ambitious countess who is mother to these future monarchs trains them well for what lies ahead. They learn to charm, hunt, dance and debate; though nothing can truly prepare these girls for the treachery and betrayal they will encounter, even within their own families.
Marguerite wins the hand of Louis IX, becoming queen of France, while her sister Eleonore weds the British king Henry III. The other two sisters make impressive matches of their own. Sanchia will become queen of Germany and Beatrice queen of Italy.
Will power shield these sisters from harm or will it make them even more of a target than they were growing up in the beautiful but unstable Provence, which will one day be the prize they vie for as adults? Sibling rivalry will rear its ugly head in a game where the stakes are dangerously high.
The lives of these real historic figures are laid out, revealing them to be flawed, vulnerable and very intriguing human beings, whose actions will impact history.
Other books by Sherry Jones include "Jewel of Medina", and the "The Sword of Medina: A Novel".
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