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The Queen's Vow by C.W. Gortner
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Once again, C.W. Gortner did an excellent job keeping me engaged chapter after chapter. How a man can write from a woman’s perspective so well, just amazes me. Gortner writes The Queen’s Vow so well from Isabella’s view that you feel as if you are her or at least sitting before her as she recounts her life directly to you. With “her” words you could feel the emotions she felt throughout her life that was portrayed in the novel. She and her husband Ferdinand were equal in their marriage which was rare and together they stabilized their kingdoms to unite Spain. Isabella was a known warrior yet in The Queen’s Vow she’s also portrayed in a softer light as a woman who was like any other who loved and had fears of her own. I recommend this read to all who love reading historical fiction based on real history. Hardback worthy and keeper for the shelves (along with his other novels).

"…once long ago, no one believed I was destined for greatness. Now, I am Isabella, Queen of Spain."
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