2012 Release: The Sister Queens by Sophie Perinot

Another 2012 release to tell you about today!  Author Sophie Perinot will be releasing her first novel, The Sister Queens, on March 6, 2012 under the NAL imprint.  I've only read a little on the sisters Marguerite and Eleanor, but they were fascinating and I am very eager to read more of their story.


Like most sisters, Marguerite and Eleanor were rivals.  They were also queens.

Raised together at the 13th Century court of their father, Raymond Berenger, Count of Provence, Marguerite and Eleanor are separated by royal marriages—but never truly parted.

Patient, perfect, reticent, and used to being first, Marguerite becomes Queen of France. Her husband, Louis IX, is considered the greatest monarch of his age. But he is also a religious zealot who denies himself all pleasure—including the love and companionship his wife so desperately craves. Can Marguerite find enough of her sister’s boldness to grasp her chance for happiness in the guise of forbidden love?

Passionate, strong-willed, and stubborn, Eleanor becomes Queen of England. Her husband, Henry III, is neither as young nor as dashing as Marguerite’s. But she quickly discovers he is a very good man…and a very bad king. His failures are bitter disappointments for Eleanor, who has worked to best her elder sister since childhood. Can Eleanor stop competing with her sister and value what she has, or will she let it slip away?

For more information please check out Sophie Perinot's WEBSITE and FB PAGE.



  1. Great review of two very interesting women in history! I do so love to learn about these ladies and hope to be a winner of your fabulous giveaway!

    Connie Fischer

  2. Hi Connie - this isn't actually a giveaway, just a highlight of the upcoming release.

  3. Thanks Amy, another great looking book to add to my stack!!

  4. Eleanor is HernyII seconds Queen not third!!!!

  5. marshalslion - Eleanor of Provence was Queen to Henry III and Eleanor of Aquitaine was Queen to Henry II.

  6. I've added it to my wishlist! Thanks Amy!

  7. Since the blurb does not mention them, I wonder if the author is saving the other two sisters, Sanchia and Beatrice, for another novel. After all, they made high-profile marriages.

    In any case, I am adding this book to my list of titles to investigate closer. Thank you for bringing it to my attention :-)

  8. Thanks Amy - looking forward to reading this one.


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