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Rice of becoming his ueen? Abandoning her homeland leaving her children and sacrificing her independence Henry’s hold on the crown is unsteady and war is brewing With the constant threat of rebellion Henry will trust no one – not even hi.

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[Epub] ➟ The ueens Choice Author Anne O'Brien – Nikeairmaxcheapuk.co France 1399 The Duke of Brittany is dead and his widow Joanna of Navarre has inherited control of their land a testament to her intellect integrity and political prowessThen comes an unprecedented proFrance 1399 The Duke of Brittany is dead and his widow Joanna of Navarre has inherited control of their land a testament to her intellect integrity and political prowessThen comes an unprecedented proposal from Henry IV King of England The p.

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PDF/EPUB nikeairmaxcheapuk.co ¾ The ueens Choice PDF ß The ueens Epub / See this thread for information My home is in the Welsh Marches although much of my early life was spent in Yorkshire most recently in the East RidingAnn O'Brien The Marches is a remote region of England surrounded by echoes from the past Hereford is close with its famous Mappa Mundi and chained librarySo is Shrewsbury and also Ludlow with its splendid castle and its connections with our Plantagenet and Tudor kings With my husband I live in an eighteenth century timber framed cottage which itself must have seen much history over two hundred yearsI have always enjoyed the appeal of HistoryI taught the subject with enthusiasm but it became my ambition to write historical romances My first novel The Runaway Heiress was published by Mills and Boon in 2004This first book was a Regency Romance in the great tradition of Georgette Heyer who has not admired her skill and delicate touch for the period? I have drawn on my interest in the Stuart century to write about the English Civil War and Restoration England of Charles II Living in the Marches however I soon discovered the wealth of atmosphere and legend in this isolated part of England from medieval times It was not long before I was encouraged to create a medieval romance inConuering Knight Captive LadyWhen not writing I have a large rambling garden where George and I grow organic vegetables and soft fruit or perhaps I should admit that he grows them whilst I pick and cook them We have a wild garden an orchard a formal pond and herbaceous flower borders We share it all with rabbits and pheasants frogs and goldfinches hedgehogs and buzzards It is a beautiful place When we first settled into our cottage I planted a herb garden on a Tudor pattern with stone pathways and clipped box hedges From this I developed my interest in herbs and their usesNicholas Culpeper's The Complete Herbal a fascinating resource to a historical novelist first published in 1649 has become essential bedside reading As a result the use of herbs in medicine and witchcraft for both good and ill has appeared in some of my novelsFor pure relaxation I enjoy yoga as well as singing with a local Choral Society Watercolour painting allows me to simply sit and appreciate the landscape and the flowers in my garden when my mind is busy constructing my next plot

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  1. Deborah Pickstone Deborah Pickstone says:

    PDF/EPUB nikeairmaxcheapuk.co ¾ The ueens Choice PDF ß The ueens Epub / ueens pdf, choice ebok, The ueens book, The ueens Choice PDF/EPUBJoanna of Navarre is not a popular choice as subject in straight history or HF If she was anything like the character imagined by Anne O'Brien it's no wonder; not a very likable character Poor old Henry IV no matter what he did he was blamed for it Nobody really wanted Richard II to remain as king but it seems no one wanted Henry IV either and he wasn't such a bad old stick just very hamstrung by circumstance I break with populist feeling over Henry V I think he was pretty dire but I have a softish spot for Henry IV So if Joanna was as unhelpful high handed and arrogant as she comes across in this tale he was truly beset on all sides As Ms O'Brien would have it even a


  2. Helen Helen says:

    PDF/EPUB nikeairmaxcheapuk.co ¾ The ueens Choice PDF ß The ueens Epub / ueens pdf, choice ebok, The ueens book, The ueens Choice PDF/EPUBSome ueens of England are much better known and have been written about much often than others; I think it’s fair to say that Joanna of Navarre is not one of them As Henry IV’s second wife Joanna or Joan as she is sometimes known doesn’t seem to get a lot of attention as far as historical fiction is concerned Anne O’Brien’s new novel The ueen’s Choice is the first book I’ve read with Joanna as the main characterAs the novel opens in 1396 Joanna is the wife of John Duke of Brittany While she doesn’t love her husband who is much older than herself they have had several children together and their marriage is not an unhappy one To the court of Brittany comes Henry Bolingbroke having been banished from England by his cousin Richard II and Joanna is given a brief taste of the love and passion which has so


  3. Girl with her Head in a Book Girl with her Head in a Book says:

    PDF/EPUB nikeairmaxcheapuk.co ¾ The ueens Choice PDF ß The ueens Epub / ueens pdf, choice ebok, The ueens book, The ueens Choice PDF/EPUBReview originally published here of Navarre is one of our forgotten ueens – as Henry IV’s second wife she bore no children and thus seemed to drop out of the historical radar The only thing I knew about her before I read this book was that her stepson had accused her of trying to kill him after the death of his father and had her imprisoned for several years Despite the tendency for authors of historical fiction to be drawn to ‘feisty’ women I hate that word it’s only ever applied to women and it’s so patronising making Joanna of Navarre likeable is no easy taskThe novel picks up with Joanna companionably married to her first husband the Duke of Brittany Having borne the necessary heirs theirs is a relationship of amicable convenience and at than twenty years Joanna’s sen


  4. Suze Lavender Suze Lavender says:

    PDF/EPUB nikeairmaxcheapuk.co ¾ The ueens Choice PDF ß The ueens Epub / ueens pdf, choice ebok, The ueens book, The ueens Choice PDF/EPUBIt’s 1399 When Joanna of Navarre’s husband dies she gets to rule over Brittany temporarily until her oldest son is grown up She has a luxurious life and is an influential woman Her husband always liked the English and because of him Joanna meets Henry IV the man who’s going to be king of England They have a connection and he asks her to be his wife Joanna would become ueen of England if she accepts but she has to give up a lot if she decides to marry Henry She would have to leave her home her country and family behind and also her influence It’s a difficult choice to make especially since she has no idea what lies aheadJoanna of Navarre has to make a difficult choice She has to leave everything she knows behind to move to England if she wants to marry king Henry IV In 1399 kings are uickly succeeding each other There’s always a war going on and life at the court is pretty uncertain That’s the climate in which Joanna has t


  5. Lorraine Lorraine says:

    PDF/EPUB nikeairmaxcheapuk.co ¾ The ueens Choice PDF ß The ueens Epub / ueens pdf, choice ebok, The ueens book, The ueens Choice PDF/EPUBThis is one dynamic book Anne O'Brien's The ueen's Choice I thoroughly enjoyed from beginning to end Now that I am back from Italy last night I finished this gripping book this morning and Joanna of Navarre 2nd wife of Henry IV of England is uite a fascinating figure She led an intriguing life for a Medieval woman duchess ueen This is a difficult book to put down Beautifully done Ms O'Brien 4 12 stars


  6. NarniaGirl NarniaGirl says:

    PDF/EPUB nikeairmaxcheapuk.co ¾ The ueens Choice PDF ß The ueens Epub / ueens pdf, choice ebok, The ueens book, The ueens Choice PDF/EPUBReceived through GoodReads First Reads thank youHaving read historical novels and non fiction for years I was pleased to receive this I knew of Joanna of Navarre but little if anything of her life So I was looking forward to being informed of Joanna the woman and her relationship to the historical background of her time But I was disappointed on a number of points Anything of historic interest happens off page we are told what's happened rather than witnessing it for ourselves We see life only from Joanna's point of view messengers or letters bring news There is a political naivety about her Her feelings are stretched out and everything seems to be a


  7. Angela Smith Angela Smith says:

    PDF/EPUB nikeairmaxcheapuk.co ¾ The ueens Choice PDF ß The ueens Epub / ueens pdf, choice ebok, The ueens book, The ueens Choice PDF/EPUBJoanna of Navarre is not someone who has leapt to mind in the past as to be honest a lot of attention is always given to the men that wear the crown and not the women they are married to It was interesting to read about her life although I know some artistic licence is used but when it is written so compellingly it's worth the reading It's a hefty tome at 549 pages but if you are a book addict like myself it won't be a problemHenry IV and Joanna of Navarre is written as a love match between the two but the story as a whole is much than that It tells of Henry's insecurities as a King who meets opposition on every front because of deposing Richard II His decision to marry a French bride was not popular too considering the hostilities between England and France at the time You have to wonder if it was indeed a love match because Joanna lef


  8. Amelia Amelia says:

    PDF/EPUB nikeairmaxcheapuk.co ¾ The ueens Choice PDF ß The ueens Epub / ueens pdf, choice ebok, The ueens book, The ueens Choice PDF/EPUBI was very disappointed by The ueen's Choice There's a reason I read historical fiction rather than history textbooks I like to see the parts that fall between the lines the emotions the thoughts the day to day actions even if they are authorial supposition From O'Brien's work I expected a read that would be easy and probably a bit romantic Not a serious read but a fun one I didn't get it The ueen's Choice takes a potentially fascinating character a woman with a lot of power during a time in which women had precious little and portrays her as self centred and dull We skip months and years with little to note the passing and only really see Joanna when Henry is present or she is wishing for his presence as if she only existed in his sphere of influence Surely she had thoughts and did things when he wasn't there? Not every action in a novel has to be momentous We should have seen her talking to her ladies or writing letters having visitors missing her children Anything to


  9. Kate Kate says:

    PDF/EPUB nikeairmaxcheapuk.co ¾ The ueens Choice PDF ß The ueens Epub / ueens pdf, choice ebok, The ueens book, The ueens Choice PDF/EPUBThe relatively unknown story of Henry IV's ueen romance than history but nevertheless entertaining


  10. Kiesha ~ 1Cheekylass Kiesha ~ 1Cheekylass says:

    PDF/EPUB nikeairmaxcheapuk.co ¾ The ueens Choice PDF ß The ueens Epub / ueens pdf, choice ebok, The ueens book, The ueens Choice PDF/EPUBThis was the worst I've read from this author Joanna had moments when I liked her but way moments when I thought she was an unlikable shrew uiet honestly she picked two of the dullest most unlikable characters in history to write about Tolerable but not good I wouldn't read it again Narration was good25


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