The Courts of Love: The Story of Eleanor of Aquitaine

by Jean Plaidy | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1400082501 Global Overview for this book
Registered by chronicbooker3 of Hamilton, Ontario Canada on 1/7/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by chronicbooker3 from Hamilton, Ontario Canada on Sunday, January 07, 2007
I received this from Ladyjanet as my new book for a New Year relay.

Journal Entry 2 by chronicbooker3 from Hamilton, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, March 06, 2007
I really wanted to give this book a chance and struggled to read it over the past 2 months but I just could not get interested in the story.

Released 12 yrs ago (8/10/2008 UTC) at Williams Coffee Pub - Trafalgar/Dundas in Oakville, Ontario Canada

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leaving at the meetup

Journal Entry 4 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, August 10, 2008
I love Jean Plaidy so picked this up :)

Journal Entry 5 by HoserLauren at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Saturday, September 27, 2014
My mom, AceofHearts, passed away from breast cancer in September, 2013. Aside from being one of the best people I know, she was an avid reader and took immense pleasure in Bookcrossing, her book club, and reading many great books. Unfortunately she didn't get around to reading this book.

We had similar tastes in books and would share them whenever we read something we enjoyed. This book sounds interesting so I'm going to keep it to read.

Journal Entry 6 by HoserLauren at Burlington, Ontario Canada on Friday, October 04, 2019
This book was ok. Eleanor of Aquitaine had a very interesting life, holding the titles of both Queen of France and Queen of England. How she came to acquire those titles is interesting, but there was a lot of filler in this book that was unnecessary, especially in the middle. When new characters came in to the picture, for some reason their entire history was told. A briefer background would have trimmed some of the waste in this book that slowed down the narrative. Instead of these figures' background, I would have liked to learn more about Eleanors' children since so many of them went on to be King, even for a short period of time.

I haven't read much about the British monarchy from this early so this was new for me and I liked it but it was a bit dry.

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