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By Rachel Bard

ISBN-10: 057814946X

ISBN-13: 9780578149462

"A Reed within the Wind " follows the eventful lifetime of Joanna, daughter of Henry II of britain and his queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine. Her first event took her to Sicily, the place via an prepared marriage she turned the queen of King William the nice. She fell in love not just together with her husband but in addition with the sunny island over which they reigned. regardless of evil plots of her vengeful spouse's mother, threats from scheming courtiers, and private tragedy, via pluck and strong feel Joanna withstood all of it. extra demanding situations have been to come back. After William's premature demise, Joanna was once forged adrift within the turbulence of twelfth-century Europe. Her brother Richard the Lionheart, now king of britain, rescued her and took her with him on campaign to the Holy Land. the following she narrowly escaped marriage to an infidel, the brother of the Crusaders' dread enemy, Saladin. again in France, nonetheless mourning William, she all of sudden came across contentment, if now not passionate love, in a moment marriage, to count number Raymond of Toulouse. nonetheless forward: the enjoyment of motherhood, the comforts of friendship--and the agonies of intrigue and betrayal. the place could she locate the energy to resist the buffetings of destiny and are available at final to a secure haven?
"A Reed within the Wind" is the 3rd in Rachel Bard's trilogy approximately Plantagenet queens. The heroine of the 1st, "Queen with out a Country," used to be Berengaria, wed to Richard the Lionheart. the second one, "Isabella: Queen with out a Conscience," examines the beauteous, arguable Isabella of Angouleme, queen of King John, Joanna's more youthful brother. to analyze those 3 queens, the writer traveled to Spain, France, England, Cyprus, Sicily--and so will you, as you stick with their adventures on Kindle.

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