Tuesday, January 10, 2012

2. Lionheart

Sharon Kaye Penman
Rated 5 Stars
Audio Book

It's taken me a while with this book but I have been dragging my feet savoring it.

This is not a Historical Romance novel.  It's a little on the dry side, more straight history.  But great stuff.  Authors don't have to gussy up stories about the Plantagnets.  You can't make stuff up about them that is better than what they actually got up to on their own.  History's most dysfunctional family.

Publisher Summary 1
The life and times of Richard the Lionheart and the Plantagenets--Henry II, Eleanor of Aquitaine, and Richard's brothers--is recreated against the backdrop of the medieval religious crusades and family conflict