Waiting On Wednesday – May 19


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:




Captive Queen: A Novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine

July 20, 2010: Ballantine

Goodreads synopsis:
It is the year 1152 and a beautiful woman of thirty, attended by only a small armed escort, is riding like the wind southwards through what is now France, leaving behind her crown, her two young daughters and a shattered marriage to Louis of France, who had been more like a monk than a king, and certainly not much of a lover. This woman is Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitaine, and her sole purpose now is to return to her vast duchy and marry the man she loves, Henry Plantagenet, a man destined for greatness as King of England. Theirs is a union founded on lust which will create a great empire stretching from the wilds of Scotland to the Pyrenees. It will also create the devil’s brood of Plantagenets – including Richard C ur de Lion and King John – and the most notoriously vicious marriage in history. “The Eagle and the Lion” is a novel on the grand scale, an epic subject for Alison Weir. It tells of the making of nations, and of passionate conflicts: between Henry II and Thomas Becket, his closest friend who is murdered in Canterbury Cathedral on his orders; between Eleanor and Henry’s formidable mother Matilda; between father and sons, as Henry’s children take up arms against him; and finally between Henry and Eleanor herself.

19 thoughts on “Waiting On Wednesday – May 19

  1. E.J., thanks!Laurel-Rain, I think so too.Jill, thanks!Kathy, I really like this time period.Alayne, My husband and daughter saw the new Robin Hood movie and really liked it!Felicia, I can't wait to read it!Book Sake, Diane, I agree!

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  2. Kathy Martin, I hope you get to read it!Jenners, LOL, right?!Staci, me too!Carrie, I have too but haven't read any of her books. I intend to change that!

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