2011 Release: The Reluctant Queen by Freda Lightfoot

PhotobucketThe Reluctant Queen
by Freda Lightfoot

Released on January 1, 2011

SYNOPSIS: A brand-new historical novel from a well-loved storyteller - Sixteenth century France. Gabrielle d’EstrĂ©es’ one wish is to marry for love, but her mother sells her as a mistress to three different men before she catches the eye – and the heart – of Henry of Navarre, King of France. Henry promises to marry her, but Gabrielle’s difficulties have just begun . . . for Henry’s wife will only divorce him if he promises not to marry Gabrielle. Is the love of a king enough to secure her both the happiness and respectability she craves and a crown for their son as the next dauphin of France?




  1. I"ve had this one and her book on Marguerite Valois on my wish list for a while now. I think they sound interesting!

  2. Oh, this sounds fascinating!

  3. Sounds interesting.
    I haven't figured out all the twists and turns of the English court yet. Starting on the French court, even though they are connected, will be another lesson.
    I have not yet read any of Freda Lightfoot's work. Will have to try her.

  4. I've been away from blogging for a bit, but all your books below sound intriguing. This one? If you look up the definition of Mother in the dictionary, it will NOT have a picture of Gabrielle's mother. Geez Louise!


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