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Release Date: April 4, 2010
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At a time when a woman’s value was measured solely by her wealth and the number of sons she bore, Eleanor was the high-spirited, stubborn, and intelligent heiress to the vast Duchy of Aquitaine. Her leadership inspired the loyalty of her people and yet, despite having the inheritance of a duchy and the bearing of a queen, she was continually doubted and silenced by the men who ruled beside her—the less wise, but far more powerful men of the church and French court who were unwilling to lose power to a woman, regardless of rank or ability. Through two marriages to French kings, two Crusades and, the birth of nine children—including the future King Richard the Lionhearted—Eleanor of Aquitaine solidified her place in history. In Eleanor the Queen, Norah Lofts brings to life a brave and complex woman, centuries ahead of her time.

Release Date: May 4, 2010

Reunited after a hard-fought but tenuous victory, the young former High Queen Isolde and her friendand protector Trystan are sent on a dangerous quest to keep Lord Marche from usurping the throne of Britain through the brute force of his Saxon allies. This time, they must act as diplomats, persuading the rulers of each of the smaller kingdoms, from Ireland to Cornwall, that their loyalty to King Madoc is needed to keep Britain from the hands of a despot. With the combined influences of Isolde’s cunning wit and talent for healing, and Trystan’s strength and bravery, they must win the loyalty of a kingdom to fight for the side of right. Though Trystan has protected his identity for years, he has been exposed to the one person he’s feared the most—his father, Lord Marche, who now understands the threat his estranged son will prove to be. With admissions of love hanging in the air, both Trystan and Isolde feel that their presence puts the other at greater risk. But when their situation is at its most desperate, they must finally confront their true feelings towards each other, in time for a battle that will test the strength of their will and their hearts.

Release Date:  January 12, 2010

Psychiatrist Andrew Marlowe, devoted to his profession and the painting hobby he loves, has a solitary but ordered life. When renowned painter Robert Oliver attacks a canvas in the National Gallery of Art and becomes his patient, Marlowe finds that order destroyed. Desperate to understand the secret that torments the genius, he embarks on a journey that leads him into the lives of the women closest to Oliver and a tragedy at the heart of French Impressionism. Kostova’s masterful new novel travels from American cities to the coast of Normandy, from the late 19th century to the late 20th, from young love to last love.

THE SWAN THIEVES is a story of obsession, history’s losses, and the power of art to preserve human hope.



  1. It's nice to see all the Nora Lofts reprints lately. And I'm looking forward to the new Kostova!


  2. GAWD I still have like 4 Norah Loft's books on my shelf to read.

  3. Oh I love Norah Lofts!! I can't wait to get this one! Thanks for posting!

  4. Oh, wow, a new Elizabeth Kostova! I'll have to add that one to my wishlist for sure!

  5. I'm really hoping to get my hands on a copy of The Swan Thieves!

  6. I loved The Historian so I am definitely going to look out for Kostova's new novel.It sounds intriguing. Thanks for the heads up.

  7. Can't WAIT for Dark Moon of Avalon and Im always interested in Eleanor.
    And I loved Kostova's Historian book. That's a def re-read for me. Thanks for the heads up Amy!


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