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Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent is the author of three previous books: The Serpent and the Moon: Two Rivals for the Love of a Renaissance King, Crowned in a Far Country: Portraits of Eight Royal Brides and Cupid and the King: Five Royal Paramours. For more than ten years, the Princess has pursued a successful career lecturing on historical topics. She lives with her husband, Prince Michael of Kent, in Kensington Palace in London and in their seventeenth-century manor house in Gloucestershire, England.
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Not easy to get into but, once you do, this book’s historical details and intriguing story (which will no doubt be new to many readers) are enjoyable. A fun historical romp. If you like your history frothy and romantic then this is ideal for you.
October 2013 Book of the Month. A time of high stakes and high risk; this dramatic period of English and French history is captivatingly brought to life as it is told through the love story of Yolande, daughter of the King of Aragon and Louis II of Anjou, first cousin of the King of France. Sent away to be married at 19 to a young French Duke, with more than a hint of madness in the family, is a daunting prospect. Even more so as the union was supposed to end a bitter conflict but surprisingly true love prevailed and Yolande and Louis marriage set in train events that changed the course of history. Meticulous research and compelling writing make this a great read.