A reed in the wind : Joanna Plantagenet, Queen of Sicily / Rachel Bard.
- 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.
0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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- ISBN: 9780578149462
- Physical Description: 434 pages ; 23 cm
- Publisher: Vashon, Washington : Literary Network Press , 2015
Includes bibliographical references (p.434).
Princess Joanna, daughter of Henry II of England and his queen, Eleanor of Aquitane, is on her way to marry twenty-two-year-old King William of Sicily. Little can she imagine the joys, trials and sorrows that lie ahead. Chief among the joys is the tender, abiding love that grows between her and William. But she is confronted with palace intrigues and the scheming of a vindictive mother-in-law. At twenty-four, she finds herself cast adrift in the turbulence of twelfth-century Europe. Her brother, Richard the Lionheart, rescues her and takes her to Palestine, where he leads the Third Crusade. Joanna does not go into battle but she wins ehr own skirmish, narrowing avoiding bethrothal to the brother of Saladin, the Crusaders' dread opponent. Back in France, she finds love in a second marriage but is faced with decit and betrayal. Where will she find the strength to withstand the winds of fate and come at last to a safe haven?
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