As Alais meets Richard for the first time, the attraction is instant and Alais looks forward to her future marriage. However, once at Windsor, Alais falls into the web of Richard's father, King Henry II and goes against two of the people she loves the most: Richard and Eleanor
The book is told from the point of view of both Alais and Eleanor, written in the first person. This took sometime to get used to, but I eventually got the hang of it.
As the story unfolds, we see from the view of both Alais, the fight for both Henry and the crown. Jealousy is mixed with revenge, but there is still also love. Eleanor thinks of Alais as her daughter and Alais thinks of Eleanor of the mother she had never known. While each woman is steadfast on winning, their hearts are also breaking.
A solid historical fiction novel and a great debut for Christy English. I'd like to thank Christy for sending me a copy her book. I enjoyed it!