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In this stunning novel, C. W. Gortner brings to life Juana of Castile, the third child of Queen Isabel and King Ferdinand of Spain, who would become the last queen of Spanish blood to inherit her countrys throne. Along the way, Gortner takes the reader from the somber majesty of Spain to the glittering and lethal courts of Flanders, France, and Tudor England.

Born amid her parents ruthless struggle to unify and strengthen their kingdom, Juana, at the age of sixteen, is sent to wed Philip, heir to the Habsburg Empire. Juana finds unexpected love and passion with her dashing young husband, and at first she is content with her children and her married life. But when tragedy strikes and she becomes heir to the Spanish throne, Juana finds herself plunged into a battle for power against her husband that grows to involve the major monarchs of Europe. Besieged by foes on all sides, Juana vows to secure her crown and save Spain from ruin, even if it costs her everything.

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C. W. Gortner, half-Spanish by birth, holds an M.F.A. in writing, with an emphasis on historical studies, from the New College of California and has taught university courses on women of power in the Renaissance. He was raised in Málaga, Spain, and now lives in California.

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joanofarc21, July 24, 2009 (view all comments by joanofarc21)
I had never heard of Juana, Queen of Castile, until I read this book. Even though I have read many books about royalty of this period.
Gortner presents a very sympathetic view of this sad life. His descriptions of the dress, locations and mores brings these elements to life.
A very good read for europhiles as well as those who seek a better understanding of the plight of women throughout history.
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ISBN:
9780345501851
Author:
Gortner, C W
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Author:
Gortner, C. W.
Subject:
Romance - Historical
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Biographical fiction
Subject:
Spain Kings and rulers.
Subject:
Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20090531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
7.90x5.10x.90 in. .65 lbs.

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