Today’s Book of the Day is a highly rated Historical Fiction novel by N. Gemini Sasson. Isabeau has a very impressive 4.6 star rating and is only $2.99!
“I highly recommend this book to lovers of historical fiction as well as those who prefer contemporary stories. You’ll be thoroughly engaged from word one by the brilliant writing.” Kelly B. – Amazon Reviewer
by N. Gemini Sasson
Rating: 4.6 Stars
Genre: Historical Fiction
The story of Queen Isabella, who sought revenge on her husband Edward II, and her lover Sir Roger Mortimer, who masterminded the invasion that accomplished it.
The marriage of Isabella of France and Edward II of England in 1308 is a union meant to secure lasting peace. For years, Isabella is a loyal wife, who repeatedly salvages her husband’s kingship, even as she endures his neglect. When she finally speaks out against Edward’s favorite, Lord Hugh Despenser, her income, lands and children are taken from her. In an age when women are not supposed to openly defy their husbands, Isabella vows to get her children back and have her revenge on Despenser — no matter what the cost.
Imprisoned in the Tower of London for leading a rebellion against King Edward, Mortimer escapes with Isabella’s help and finds refuge in the French court. But when Isabella arrives in Paris to negotiate a peace treaty, it is a temptation the ambitious Mortimer cannot resist.
Here’s what the reviewers have to say:
The fascinating life of Queen Isabella of France and her marriage to England’s King Edward II is spectacularly portrayed in N. Gemini Sasson’s newest novel, Isabeau. This riveting story sweeps the reader into the turbulence of 14th century England, Scotland, and France with passion and detailed historical fact. It will bring you hours of reading pleasure. I guarantee it.
Coming across author N. Gemini Sasson is one of the best discoveries I’ve made on Amazon.com. I bought ISABEAU knowing that I would love it because Sasson was the author! I give this book 5 out of 5 stars! I can’t imagine N. Gemini Sasson writing a novel that I wouldn’t give five stars. Anyone who is a fan of historical fiction needs to check out her novels.
A captivating read, rich in seamless historical detail and strong, memorable characters. An irresistible ‘must’ for all historical fiction fans. Highly recommended.
“Isabeau” is a superbly-crafted, hugely-engaging novel set in 14th century England and France, which tells the story of Isabeau of France – Queen Isabella of England – and her efforts to rescue both her adopted country and her loved ones from the machinations of the English king, her husband, Edward II. N. Gemini Sasson has a style of prose which is perfectly suited to this kind of novel, with impressive attention to historical fact and a wonderful flair for imagery and detail. A deserved 5 stars for this tremendous read, and I’m looking forward to seeing more again from N. Gemini Sasson, a writer simply bursting with talent.
I couldn’t put this book down. Loved the way Isabeau and Sir Roger Mortimer tell their story. The author does a great job weaving some historial facts into this story.
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About The Author
N. Gemini Sasson is the author of The Crown in the Heather (The Bruce Trilogy: Book I), Worth Dying For (The Bruce Trilogy: Book II), The Honor Due a King (The Bruce Trilogy: Book III), Isabeau, A Novel of Queen Isabella and Sir Roger Mortimer (2011 IPPY Silver Medalist for Historical Fiction) and The King Must Die. She holds a M.S. in Biology from Wright State University where she ran cross country on athletic scholarship. She has worked as an aquatic toxicologist, an environmental engineer, a teacher and a track and cross country coach. A longtime breeder of Australian Shepherds, her articles on bobtail genetics have been translated into seven languages.
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