Ç A Reed in the Wind: Joanna Plantagenet, Queen of Sicily || Í PDF Download by ☆ Rachel Bard Paula Gill

By Rachel Bard Paula Gill | Comments: ( 688 ) | Date: ( Feb 20, 2020 )

A Reed in the Wind follows the eventful life of Joanna, daughter of Henry II of England and his queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine Her first adventure took her to Sicily, where through an arranged marriage she became the queen of King William the Good She fell in love not only with her husband but also with the sunny island over which they reigned Despite evil plots of her A Reed in the Wind follows the eventful life of Joanna, daughter of Henry II of England and his queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine Her first adventure took her to Sicily, where through an arranged marriage she became the queen of King William the Good She fell in love not only with her husband but also with the sunny island over which they reigned Despite evil plots of her vengeful mother in law, threats from scheming courtiers, and personal tragedy, through pluck and good sense Joanna withstood it all More challenges were to come After William s untimely death, Joanna was cast adrift in the turbulence of twelfth century Europe Her brother Richard the Lionheart, now king of England, rescued her and took her with him on Crusade to the Holy Land Here she narrowly escaped marriage to an infidel, the brother of the Crusaders dread enemy, Saladin Back in France, still mourning William, she unexpectedly found contentment, if not passionate love, in a second marriage, to Count Raymond of Toulouse Still ahead the joy of motherhood, the comforts of friendship and the agonies of intrigue and betrayal Where would she find the strength to withstand the buffetings of fate and come at last to a safe haven A Reed in the Wind is the third in Rachel Bard s trilogy about Plantagenet queens The heroine of the first, Queen Without a Country, was Berengaria, wed to Richard the Lionheart The second, Isabella Queen Without a Conscience, examines the beauteous, controversial Isabella of Angouleme, queen of King John, Joanna s younger brother To research these three queens, the author traveled to Spain, France, England, Cyprus, Sicily and so will you, as you follow their adventures on Kindle.


  • Title: A Reed in the Wind: Joanna Plantagenet, Queen of Sicily
  • Author: Rachel Bard Paula Gill
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 198
  • Format: Kindle Edition

About Author:

Rachel Bard Paula Gill

Rachel Bard had written eight nonfiction books from cookbooks to travel guides to histories when she began her series of historical novels about medieval queens Her first, Queen Without a Country, was about Berengaria, wife of King Richard the Lionheart In Isabella, she examines the life of Isabella of Angoulme, who succeeded Berengaria on the English throne Her next, A Reed in the Wind, stars Joanna, Queen of Sicily, sister of Richard Research for her novels has taken the author to England, France, Cyprus, Sicily, Spain the whole panorama of medieval Europe.Her careers include advertising, journalism education and travel writing She currently lives on Vashon Island, near Seattle.



Comments A Reed in the Wind: Joanna Plantagenet, Queen of Sicily

  • Kathleen

    Joanna of Sicily and England had a complicated life with high and low periods interspersed through it. I knew about her life as well as others in her family, my favorite one of all time. I believe that she made a difference to her time and place and was not merely "a reed in the wind".A poignant ending to her life at a relatively young age, nonetheless left me with a feeling that she had accomplished a lot of what she had hoped to. Recommended for the fine historical research as well as a gentle [...]


  • Terriann Rea-gaustad

    Interesting subject matter [nice to have a story about a Queen that's lesser known in spite of her very much written about family members] and lots of history included, but the writing is not great. The dialogue is too modern and feels very artificial; often the history included feels recited, rather than woven into the story. One thing that really irritated me was the way the author had characters of lower status addressing the royalty - waiting women and servants addressed the kings and queens [...]


  • Susan

    An imaginative evocation of the life of the daughter of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine who married the King of Sicily and was one of the company that traveled with the the Third Crusade. According to the author she researched the book by traveling to Spain, France, England, Cyprus, Sicily. She would have been better off spending the time in the library since the research is very shallow and contains little detail to evoke the time period of the story.


  • Suzanne Reed

    I enjoyed the book. I found it to be historically true. For long years, I have been very interested in the Plantaganets and their reign, all the way down to my most favorite, Richard III. There was only one problem I had with this book. Dear, sweet, Joanna took an age to die! I kept expecting that I would turn the page to finally read The End, but no, Joanna took one more breath and lived on. Page after dreadfully-sick-Joanna page, she lived on. The woman had lived a terribly, mostly unloved lif [...]


  • Jdimitroff

    Very engaging bookI enjoyed reading about the historical figures, some that I knew by name, most not. Ms. Bard made them come to life throughout the story. I also enjoyed the thorough descriptions of the various abbies, palaces and towns.


  • Christine Douglass

    Well written and engaging.While I knew Eleanor and Henry II had daughters, thus is the first time I have read a detailed account of one of their lives. It is a sweeping, bittersweet story.


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