“I could hardly bear to set this book down. The characters quickly came to life for me and the storyline was so new, so different, that I was hooked. I love novels about court diplomacy and this is one of the best that I have found. I am suddenly motivated to learn more about Edward and Isabella so that I can know them even better.” *****
“Absolutely loved this book. Facts and fiction were so skillfully intertwined that I had to remind myself several times that it was a work of fiction. The pages engulfed me and two sleepless nights later the book was finished. The expectant love of Isabella for her King Edward is well portrayed This intelligent woman overcomes the heartbreak and disillusionment that brings her to her (tragic?) triumph.” *****
When Princess Isabella is offered as a bride to King Edward of England, for her it’s love at first sight. But her dashing husband has a secret, one that threatens to tear their marriage—and England—apart.
As Isabella navigates the deadly maelstrom of Edward’s court, her cleverness and grace allow her to subvert Edward’s ill-advised plans and gain influence. The young queen is soon faced with an impossible choice; being shut away for the rest of her life in a distant abbey – or taking a breathtaking gamble that will forever change the course of history.
Isabella is the story of a queen who took control of her destiny—and the throne.
She was taught to obey. Now she has learned to rebel.