Hi everyone and Happy Saturday! Today I’m spotlighting Sophie Perinot’s debut novel The Sister Queens which releases on March 6 for you. I will be on tour with Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours reviewing The Sister Queens on March 16 but the opportunity arose to share with you some info on the book along with a giveaway and you all know I love to share good books with everyone. I am anxious to read this one as I love historical fiction and it sounds great. In the meantime I’m going to share with you a bit about the book and be sure to check out the giveaway at the end of the post!
About The Sister Queens by Sophie Perinot (from Sophie’s website)
Like most sisters, Marguerite and Eleanor were rivals.
They were also queens.
Raised together at the 13th Century court of their father, Raymond Berenger, Count of Provence, Marguerite and Eleanor are separated by royal marriages—but never truly parted.
Patient, perfect, reticent, and used to being first, Marguerite becomes Queen of France. Her husband, Louis IX, is considered the greatest monarch of his age. But he is also a religious zealot who denies himself all pleasure—including the love and companionship his wife so desperately craves. Can Marguerite find enough of her sister’s boldness to grasp her chance for happiness in the guise of forbidden love?
Passionate, strong-willed, and stubborn, Eleanor becomes Queen of England. Her husband, Henry III, is neither as young nor as dashing as Marguerite’s. But she quickly discovers he is a very good man…and a very bad king. His failures are bitter disappointments for Eleanor, who has worked to best her elder sister since childhood. Can Eleanor stop competing with her sister and value what she has, or will she let it slip away?
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About Sophie Perinot (from Sophie’s website)
I’ve always been passionate about history. I was the first member of my college graduating class at The College of Wooster to declare a history major (first quarter of freshman year – not that I was over-eager or anything). I next attended Northwestern University School of Law, where I served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Law and Criminology. Whatever else can be said about lawyers (and please, spare me the bad jokes), we get a lot of practice writing. It’s a much larger part of the job than most people realize. After practicing law in Washington DC, I left the legal side of things to my husband (aka my law-school-sweetheart) and retired to the happier job of raising my children and pursuing artistic interests, including writing.
It’s often said writers are readers first. I am no exception. I have always been an avid reader, especially of the classics. Deciding what to write was easy. As a life-long student of history, from a family of history-nerds, historical fiction was destined to be my niche. My attraction to French history was equally natural — I studied French abroad, and I am a hopeless devotee of one of the grandfathers of the genre, Alexandre Dumas, père.
I live in Great Falls, Virginia surrounded by trees and books. My books are time machines. Currently I travel daily to my own little corner of the 16th century were I am delving into the challenges and rewards of the mother-daughter relationship – a subject as timeless as the sister-to-sister rapport explored in my debut novel.
I have 2 copies of The Sister Queens by Sophie Perinot to share with my US readers only (sorry). To enter…
- For 1 entry simply leave me a comment entering the giveaway.
- For 2 entries, follow my blog. If you already do let me know so I can pass the entry on to you as well.
- For 3 entries, blog or tweet this giveaway and spread the word!
- And for 4 entries, follow my blog on Networked Blogs on Facebook. You can find this on the right hand side of my blog just below google followers or you can click here and be taken directly there. Thanks!
This giveaway is open to US residents only (no PO boxes) and I will be drawing for the winners on Saturday, March 24. Good luck everyone!