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Er King Enriue and his sultry conniving ueen There Isabella is thrust into danger when she becomes an unwitting pawn in a plot to dethrone Enriue Suspected of treason and held captive she treads a perilous path torn between loyalties until at age seventeen she suddenly finds herself heiress of Castile the largest kingdom in Spain Plunged into a deadly conflict to secure her crown she is determined to wed the one man she loves yet who is forbidden to her Fernando prince of Aragon As they unite their two realms under “one crown one country one faith” Isabella and Fernando face an impoverished Spain beset by enemies With the future of her throne Where I got the book ARC from the LibraryThing Early Reviewer programThis is a worthy novel by a popular writer and yet somehow it leaves me flat I suspect I m not the right reader for this book for one thing I am rather tired of histfic about the crowned heads of Europe even if primed by The Tudors and Wolf Hall I was receptive to learning some about the mother of Catherine of Aragon Henry VIII s first of many I d much rather read about an ordinary guy or gal for a changeFirst what was good Gortner s prose is

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At stake Isabella resists the zealous demands of the inuisitor Toruemada even as she is seduced by the dreams of an enigmatic navigator named Columbus But when the Moors of the southern domain of Granada declare war a violent treacherous battle against an ancient adversary erupts one that will test all of Isabella’s resolve her courage and her tenacious belief in her destiny From the glorious palaces of Segovia to the battlefields of Granada and the intrigue laden gardens of Seville The ueen’s Vow sweeps us into the tumultuous forging of a nation and the complex fascinating heart of the woman who overcame all odds to become Isabella of Castile I could not put this book down As he did with Juana of Castile in The Last ueen Gortner has once again taken a historical ueen and made her as interesting and exciting as any modern day heroine It s interesting to me how little I knew of Isabella of Spain one who was so instrumental in allowing Columbus to open the way for the future settlement of what would become America Of course that is what we were taught when I was in elementary school so many years ago The implications of what came after Columbus s discov

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No one believed I was destined for greatness So begins Isabella’s story in this evocative vividly imagined novel about one of history’s most famous and controversial ueens the warrior who united a fractured country the champion of the faith whose reign gave rise to the Inuisition and the visionary who sent Columbus to discover a New World Acclaimed author C W Gortner envisages the turbulent early years of a woman whose mythic rise to power would go on to transform a monarchy a nation and the world Young Isabella is barely a teenager when she and her brother are taken from their mother’s home to live under the watchful eye of their half broth I ve not been looking forward to rating this one I am a big fan of Gortner I have pre ordered his last 3 books and The Last ueen is one of my hands down favorites The only way I can peg what went wrong with this one was simply too much detail Gortner s other books have always moved and been page turners This one was lacking that It just felt flat I felt I could skim 5 pages and didn t miss much In his other reads we felt for the characters and cheered them on Even the evil Catherine de Medici He has always had a What Preachers Never Tell You About Tithes & Offerings this evocative vividly imagined novel about one of history’s most famous and controversial ueens Pulse (Frank Quinn, the warrior who united a fractured country Obsession the champion of The Supreme Court and Puerto Rico the faith whose reign gave rise Simply Napkins to The Unconscious Civilization the Inuisition and The Complete Tightwad Gazette the visionary who sent Columbus The Day Lasts More Than a Hundred Years to discover a New World Acclaimed author C W Gortner envisages الدعوة الإسلامية دعوة عالمية the Writing and Selling Magazine Articles turbulent early years of a woman whose mythic rise The Strange Bird to power would go on Collected Stories to Collected Stories transform a monarchy a nation and Cleopatras Daughter the world Young Isabella is barely a Funny Feckin' Irish Jokes!: Humorous Jokes about Everything Irish.Sure Tis Great Craic! teenager when she and her brother are Settlers taken from Never Deny a Duke (Decadent Dukes Society, their mother’s home The Sphinx to live under Tidelands (Fairmile the watchful eye of Pretty Lucy Merwyn their half broth I ve not been looking forward Strings to rating Carnal Sacrifice (Brides of Caralon, this one I am a big fan of Gortner I have pre ordered his last 3 books and The Last ueen is one of my hands down favorites The only way I can peg what went wrong with Catch and Release this one was simply Devils Paw (Imp, too much detail Gortner s other books have always moved and been page Canyons of Night (Rainshadow, turners This one was lacking All Tied Up that It just felt flat I felt I could skim 5 pages and didn The Film Snob*s Dictionary t miss much In his other reads we felt for In the Eyes of Crazy (Kontras Menagerie the characters and cheered Tea Environments and Plantation Culture them on Even 50 Hikes in the Adirondack Mountains the evil Catherine de Medici He has always had a


10 thoughts on “The ueen's Vow

  1. says:

    Spain is difficult for historical fiction readers Say Spain and thoughts trigger of bullfights bloodshed torture and religious fanatic

  2. says:

    This was an engrossing and educational read about the reign of Isabella I of Castile a bodacious female monarch who made her indelible mark on Spanish history The timeline of the story stretched from 1464 when she was 13 and an infante 2nd in line to the throne to 1492 when she reached her 41st yearHer early life before her coronation in 1474 was mostly spent as a captive in the Palace of Segovia entrusted to the care of her hal

  3. says:

    I've not been looking forward to rating this one I am a big fan of Gortner I have pre ordered his last 3 books and The Last ueen is one of my hands down favorites The only way I can peg what went wrong with this one was simply too much detail Gortner's other books have always moved and been page turners This one was lacking that It just felt flat I felt I could skim 5 pages and didn't miss much In his other reads we felt for the c

  4. says:

    Where I got the book ARC from the LibraryThing Early Reviewer programThis is a worthy novel by a popular writer and yet somehow it leaves me flat I suspect I'm not the right reader for this book; for one thing I am

  5. says:

    Another magnificent release by CW Gortner He excels at bringing the indomitable ueen Isabella of Castile to life in this gripping and unputdownable novel Highly recommended

  6. says:

    Read This Review More Like It On My Blog45 out of 5 The ueen's Vow is a great first introduction to a well known and well recommended historical fiction author I've heard and seen CW Gortner's name bandied about freuently as one of the best for compelling researched and still original novels and every claim is only reinforced by my

  7. says:

    After my semi rant about there not being enough fiction about Isabella I was ecstatic when I saw this book A story from a notable historical fiction author about a woman and her husband who in a highly patriarchi

  8. says:

    Find this and other reviews at consider myself a historic fiction reader It is my primary stomping ground and the genre I feel I am most competent reviewing and yet for some inexplicable reason it took me nine years to pick up and read anythi

  9. says:

    I could not put this book down As he did with Juana of Castile in The Last ueen Gortner has once again taken a historical ueen and

  10. says:

    This book should be subtitled Isabella Tells You All About Her Reign because that is what Gortner does TELLS you what happened The narrative is full of passive description we did this we did that the reason for this was the reason for that wa

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