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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Noteworthy Passages: The Queen's Daughter

The Queen's Daughter by Susan Coventry
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Pub. Date: June 8th, 2010
Pages: 370
Age Level: 14+

Synopsis via GoodReads
Joan’s mother is Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, the most beautiful woman in the world. Her father is Henry II, the king of England. She loves them both—so what can she do when she’s forced to choose between them? As her parents’ arguments grow ever more vicious, Joan begins to feel like a political pawn.
When her parents marry her off to the king of Sicily, Joan finds herself with a man ten years her senior. She doesn’t love him, and she can’t quite forget her childhood crush, the handsome Lord Raymond.

As Joan grows up, she begins to understand that her parents’ worldview is warped by their political ambitions, and hers, in turn, has been warped by theirs. Is it too late to figure out whom to trust? And, more important, whom to love?

Noteworthy Passages

Third-Person Narrative; pg. 102
Of course. A queen had to be aware of all the undercurrents at court. A queen had to know everything about the realm's enemies. A queen must be familiar with the resources and workings of her domain. A queen must make her husband welcome in her bed, give him heirs, but not be fool enough to love him.
The only thing Mama had failed to explain was why any woman would want to be queen.

Third-Person Narrative; pg. 191
Mosaics covered the vault and upper walls, depicting gardens and orchards, exotic predators and prey, creatures of myth. The same skill that had gone into the Palatine Chapel had been applied here, but with its secular theme, the results were startlingly different. In her fear, she felt she'd stepped into a peculiarly beautiful nightmare.


Well those are the Noteworthy Passages for The Queen's Daughter. Hope you enjoyed them. If you would like to read my review, you can HERE.

Thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments; I love hearing from ya'll. Hope you all are having a lovely week.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a feature hosted here at my blog in which I present you with selected passages or quotes that I deem Noteworthy from a book I've just reviewed. My hopes are of course, that these passages will make you want to pick the book up and read it. This feature was started and created by me in January in hopes of making my blog more unique. That being said, I would like to kindly request that you do not use this feature as it was intended to be for my blog only and is not a meme. If you see some one else using it, please know it is without my permission. Thank you.


YA Book Queen said...

I love the second one...Nice passages :)

Sandy said...

I'm with Lea-I love the last line. "A peculiarly beautiful nightmare." <3

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