The First Princess of Wales
Note: This story was originally published as Sweet Passion?s Pain by Kensington in 1984.
Three Rivers Press
On Sale: November 27, 2006
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The daughter of a disgraced earl, she matched wits with a
It is the fourteenth century, the height of the Medieval
Age, and at the court of King Edward III of England,
chivalry is loudly praised while treachery runs rampant.
When the lovely and high-spirited Joan of Kent is sent to
this politically charged court, she is woefully unprepared
for the underhanded maneuverings of her peers.
Determined to increase the breadth of his rule, the king
will use any means necessary to gain control of Franceâ€”
including manipulating his own son, Edward, Prince of
Wales. Joan plots to become involved with the prince to
scandalize the royal family, for she has learned they
engineered her fatherâ€™s downfall and death. But what begins
as a calculated strategy soonâ€”to Joanâ€™s surpriseâ€”grows into
love. When Joan learns that Edward returns her feelings,
she is soon fighting her own, for how can she love the man
that ruined her family? And, if she does, what will be the
Filled with scandal, court intrigue, and prominent figures
of the Medieval Age, The First Princess of Wales has at its
center a wonderful love story, which is all the more
remarkable because it is true. Karen Harperâ€™s compelling,
fast-paced novel tells the riveting tale of an innocent
girl who marries a prince and gives birth to a king.
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