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I think that the author took too many liberties with her subject.
The main problem, however, is that the writer is too afraid of her characters' actions and the consequences to actually face up to what happens to them.
This is the first book I've ever read where it was so poorly written I couldn't bear to finish it.
Goodness gracious. This book is historical FICTION. Of course it's not going to be completely historically accurate. Some of yall need to calm down. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Catt
This is the first book I've ever read where it was so poorly written I couldn't bear to finish it. I was aghast that this novel was actually a published work. It's truly abysmal. Read morePublished on December 5, 2012 by Turtle in the City
In full disclosure, I did not finish this book. I could not finish it. It was a waste of time and I didn't want to waste any more time reading it when I could be reading something... Read morePublished on January 20, 2012 by Music lover
I don't think I demand too much when I read a book, but as an avid reader of historical fiction, my one request is that this fictitious history be at least as accurate as the... Read morePublished on January 17, 2011 by Alex C. Telander
I really enjoyed the start of the book when it dealt with her marriage to King Louis VII of France and her travels in the Crusades. Read morePublished on January 9, 2011 by Morgan N. Young
Sorry, but the theory that Eleanor spent her entire life in love with and having a passionate affair with a secret lover,within the courts she was involved in, without that being... Read morePublished on June 12, 2010 by Robert A. Bowers
While not historically accurate this book is still an entertaining read. The author includes a glossery of terms and of people who appear in the novel, also a map of the... Read morePublished on March 29, 2009 by T. Walz
Yikes. Within the first 10 pages is a huge background historical error. By page 20, Our Heroine is tossing on a "lace mantilla", not in fashion for at least, oh, another 5... Read morePublished on September 9, 2008 by Katherine Barich
This book is about Queen Eleanor, the mother of Richard the Lionhearted, who appeared in Kaufman's other book, Banners of Gold. Read morePublished on March 24, 2007 by Farsong