I saw this on another blog last week and thought to myself, HEY! I’d like to try something different. I have a lot of Monday Memes, but this one is forcing me to look at my TBR and think about the books I have there. At over 400, I probably ought to make sure I’m still interested, right?
This meme is hosted by Lauren at Lauren’s Page Turners. To participate, choose a random book from your TBR and show it off! That’s it. No bells and whistles.
THE QUEEN’S DAUGHTER
by Susan Coventry
Joan’s mother is Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, the most beautiful woman in the world. Her father is Henry II, the king of England. She loves them both—so what can she do when she’s forced to choose between them? As her parents’ arguments grow ever more vicious, Joan begins to feel like a political pawn.
When her parents marry her off to the king of Sicily, Joan finds herself with a man ten years her senior. She doesn’t love him, and she can’t quite forget her childhood crush, the handsome Lord Raymond.
As Joan grows up, she begins to understand that her parents’ worldview is warped by their political ambitions, and hers, in turn, has been warped by theirs. Is it too late to figure out whom to trust? And, more important, whom to love?
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This book is sort of a dilemma for me.
On one hand, it seems like it’s going to be a kissing book. I generally roll my eyes and groan a lot during those.
BUT HER DRESS IS PRETTY ON THE COVER AND I’M A SAP FOR HISTORICAL NOVELS.
After all, the princesses never get to marry who they want and there’s always some kind of scandalous intrigue and it is either delicious or REALLY REALLY BAD.
On the other hand, I added this to my TBR on December 19, 2011.
If I really wanted to read it, don’t you think that SOMETIME in the last five and a half years… I would have?
No. No I would not.
Other books I added to my TBR in late 2011 that have been magical:
So clearly 2011 me wasn’t a complete dunce about these things. Sometimes, but not always.
All in all, I think this book can stick around a while. Unfortunately, I can’t get the audiobook through Overdrive (which is how I have been busting through my TBR backlog) so I don’t know how long it will be sitting there.