Being a princess is not all it's cracked up to be. Catherine de Valois, the youngest daughter of French King Charles VI, is born into troubled times. The palace is not a happy or even a safe place. Her father's frequent bouts of madness, place a blanket of uncertainty and unrest in Catherine's young life. Already she has endured the loss of siblings to death and betrayal and the willful neglect of her mother. Now the powers that be are negotiating her marriage to England's middle aged King Henry V in an attempt to broker peace. Surprisingly Catherine is anxious for the wedding to take place. Finally she will have some peace and order in her life. But that is not to be. Within a scant two years Catherine is widowed and mother to the future King of England and France. Now cold, cunning men hold her son's future in the palm of their hands and she must find the strength within to keep him safe until he ascends the throne.
Vanora Bennett's The Queen's Lover is a beautifully written novel filled with romance and intrigue. Historical fiction buffs will enjoy each titillating page!
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