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When Christ and His Saints Slept  (Henry II & Eleanor of Aquitaine, #1) When Christ and His Saints Slept by Sharon Kay Penman
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“I inhale hope with every breath I take.”
Sharon Kay Penman, When Christ and His Saints Slept
tags: hope
“…she remembered watching a summer sunset from this very spot. Not so long ago; just a lifetime.”
Sharon Kay Penman, When Christ and His Saints Slept
“For every wound, the ointment of time.”
Sharon Kay Penman, When Christ and His Saints Slept
“…a cynic who was still saddened whenever his jaundiced view of mankind was confirmed...”
Sharon Kay Penman, When Christ and His Saints Slept
“It was just like him, she thought; with him, a happy ending was always a foregone conclusion. But such was the power of his faith that when she was with him; she found herself believing in happy endings, too.”
Sharon Kay Penman, When Christ and His Saints Slept
“In time of war, the Devil makes more room in Hell.”
Sharon Kay Penman, When Christ and His Saints Slept
“It was a basic tenet of faith with men of Ranulf’s class that a knight, trained in the ways of war since boyhood, could easily vanquish lesser foes, as much a belief in the superiority of blood and breeding as in the benefits of battle lore and killing competence. Ranulf had accepted this comforting conviction, too, but no one seemed to have told his assailants that they were inferior adversaries.”
Sharon Kay Penman, When Christ and His Saints Slept
tags: humour
“You might as well face it. You're not going to be able to fight for the crown. You'll just have to grit your teeth and let us hand it over to you at the bargaining table.”
Sharon Kay Penman, When Christ and His Saints Slept
“I know you do not care much for such revelries, but trust me—this one you will enjoy, Harry. You and I will sit at the high table, eating porpoise and swan, whilst we watch my male kinfolk eating humble pie!”
Sharon Kay Penman, When Christ and His Saints Slept
tags: humour
“More than men had died at Lincoln. It seemed to Stephen that reality was a casualty, too, for nothing made sense anymore. What was he doing here in the solar of Lincoln Castle, bleeding all over the Earl of Chester’s wife?”
Sharon Kay Penman, When Christ and His Saints Slept
tags: war
“He'd never seen one so vibrant, though, or so vividly compelling... those glowing green eyes sparkling with sunlight and curiosity and silent laughter, and when she glanced in Henry's direction, she held his gaze, a look that was both challenging and enigmatic... He was utterly certain that this was Eleanor of Aquitaine, and no less sure that the French King must be one of God's greatest fools.”
Sharon Kay Penman, When Christ and His Saints Slept
“Why is it honesty when a man speaks his mind and madness when a woman does?”
Sharon Kay Penman, When Christ and His Saints Slept
“...Life without sinning was like food without salt, pure but tasteless.”
Sharon Kay Penman, When Christ and His Saints Slept
“You asked what the Londoners wanted of you, and he…he said ‘ballocks.”
Sharon Kay Penman, When Christ and His Saints Slept
tags: humour
“They had gathered at Eastcheap to wait. At this time of day, the marketplace ought to have been thronged with people looking for bargains, moving from stall to stall, examining the fresh fish, choosing the plumpest hens, buying candles and pepper and needles. The stalls were open, but the fishmongers and cordwainers and butchers were doing no business, despite the growing crowd. The sun was hot, flies were thick, and the odors pungent; no one complained, though. They talked and gossiped among themselves, strangers soon becoming friends, for the normally fractious and outspoken Londoners had forgotten their differences, at least for a day, united in a common purpose and determined to revel in their triumph, for they were pragmatic enough to understand this might be their only one. Now they joked and swapped rumors and waited with uncommon patience, and at last they heard a cry, swiftly picked up and echoed across the marketplace: “She is coming!”
Sharon Kay Penman, When Christ and His Saints Slept
“In the past few months, life had lost its sweetness and he’d lost his way. But no longer. Death was once again the enemy, his indifference and apathy drowned in a Cheshire pond.”
Sharon Kay Penman, When Christ and His Saints Slept

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