Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday

A great meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, gives us a chance to take a look at what is coming out in the next few months and go WOW! 

Here are some of my picks for this week:

The Captive Queen: A Novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine
by Alison Weir
Release Date: July 13, 2010

In this latest offering, Ms. Weir imagines the world of Eleanor of Aquitaine, the beautiful twelfth-century woman who was Queen of France until she abandoned her royal husband for the younger man who would become King of England.  In a relationship based on lust and a mutual desire for great power, Henry II and Eleanor took over the English throne in 1154, thus beginning one of the most influential reigns and tumultuous royal marriages in all of history.

I have been fascinated by this woman for many years and can't wait to read this book.


  1. Ooh, i've read so much about this author! great pick

  2. This sounds really good! I am a fan of Alison Weir's books.