Beatrice of Savoy has big ideas for her four daughters.
She intends for them to all emerge queens. Although
Beatrice tells her daughters to place family before wealth,
only time will tell whether or not her daughters have taken
this advice to heart.
Readers will get to know each daughter individually,
the story is told from their alternating viewpoints.
Each daughter has her own faults and personality. It might
seem like being Queen would be a fun job, but Sherry Jones
portrays the job as difficult and deceptive.
As the daughters turn on one another and display
sibling rivalry to the fullest you will become engrossed in
Due to the detail that Sherry Jones gives you it will be
easy to imagine the lavish lifestyles and cutthroat rivalry
of the sisters.
The clear disregard for women in the thirteenth
century is obvious and the mannerisms are perfect for that
century. Ms. Jones captures the feel of the tension-
filled thirteenth century and brings it to readers.
Though you may already know the ending to FOUR SISTERS, ALL
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SISTERS, ALL QUEENS is not to be missed.
Amid the lush valleys and fragrant wildflowers of
Provence, Marguerite, Eléonore, Sanchia, and Beatrice have
learned to charm, hunt, dance, and debate under the
careful tutelage of their ambitious mother—and to abide by
the countess’s motto: “Family comes first.”
With Provence under constant attack, their legacy and
safety depend upon powerful alliances. Marguerite’s
illustrious match with the young King Louis IX makes her
Queen of France. Soon Eléonore—independent and daring—is
betrothed to Henry III of England. In turn, shy, devout
Sanchia and tempestuous Beatrice wed noblemen who will
also make them queens.
Yet a crown is no guarantee of protection. Enemies are
everywhere, from Marguerite’s duplicitous mother-in-law to
vengeful lovers and land-hungry barons. Then there are the
dangers that come from within, as loyalty succumbs to
bitter sibling rivalry, and sister is pitted against
sister for the prize each believes is rightfully hers—
From the treacherous courts of France and England, to the
bloody tumult of the Crusades, Sherry Jones traces the
extraordinary true story of four fascinating sisters whose
passions, conquests, and progeny shaped the course of