The Sister Queens (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Mar 6, 2012 - Fiction - 528 pages
26 Reviews
Patient, perfect, and used to being first, Marguerite becomes Queen of France. But Louis IX is a religious zealot who denies himself the love and companionship his wife craves. Can she borrow enough of her sister's boldness to grasp her chance for happiness in a forbidden love?

Passionate, strong-willed, and stubborn, Eleanor becomes Queen of England. Henry III is a good man, but not a good king. Can Eleanor stop competing with her sister and value what she has, or will she let it slip away?

The Sister Queens is historical fiction at its most compelling, and is an unforgettable first novel.


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And AH I love the ending. - Goodreads
Unfortunately this also killed off much of the pacing. - Goodreads
But there's a courage to writing well. - Goodreads
This book was a page turner that I thoroughly enjoyed. - LibraryThing
The plot gambols on at a brisk clip. - Goodreads

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User Review  - msjessie - LibraryThing

This is the type of book I am constantly looking for in the historical fiction genre, and rarely seem to stumble across; it's very engaging from the outset, it's lively to read with actualized ... Read full review

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User Review  - Erma Steppe - Goodreads

A great story as was expected. The story has some details of French & English history. The book keeps the sisters' rivalary going from childhood through their marriages & as they become Queens of ... Read full review


Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 4
Chapter 9
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 26
Chapter 35
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About the author (2012)

Sophie Perinot received her BA in History from the College of Wooster and her law degree from Northwestern University. She is an active member of the Historical Novel Society and lives in Virginia.

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