Isabella

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  • Paperback
  • 275 pages
  • Isabella
  • Colin Falconer
  • English
  • 19 May 2017
  • 1621250911

About the Author: Colin Falconer

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Isabella She was taught to obey Now she has learned to rebel.12 year old Isabella, a French princess marries the King of England only to discover he has a terrible secret Ten long years later she is in utter despair does she submit to a lifetime of solitude and a spiritual death or seize her destiny and take the throne of England for herself Isabella is just twelve years old when she marries Edward II of England For the young princess it is love at first sight but Edward has a terrible secret that threatens to tear their marriage and England apart.Who is Piers Gaveston and why is his presence in the king s court about to plunge England into civil war The young queen believes in the love songs of the troubadours and her own exalted destiny but she finds reality very different As she grows to a woman in the deadly maelstrom of Edward s court, she must decide between her husband, her children, even her life and one breath taking gamble that will change the course of history.This is the story of Isabella, the only woman ever to invade England and win.In the tradition of Philippa Gregory and Elizabeth Chadwick, Isabella is thoroughly researched and fast paced, the little known story of the one invasion the English never talk about. Free Read Isabella [ by ] Colin Falconer [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – scottishhomebakingawards.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “Isabella

  1. Samantha says:

    This was a quick, light read covering the life of Isabella of France from the time of her marriage to Edward II of England to his death The controversial path of her life once her son was crowned as Edward III is not covered With the exception of the sex scenes, much of this book felt like a YA approach to her story.Isabella begins her life in England with a devotion to her husband, despite his obvious preference for Piers Gaveston It does not take Isabella long to understand the true nature This was a quick, light read covering the life of Isabella of France from the time of her marriage to Edward II of England to ...

  2. Kathryn says:

    4.5 stars The novel is narrated in the present tense in close third person, entirely from Isabella s point of view, and begins just before Isabella s wedding to Edward II in January 1308 as novels about her invariably do I m not really a fan of present tense in fiction, usually, but here it worked fine for me,or less The chapters are short and the writing style somewhat terse and dispassionate, which I liked, though I ve seen reviews of the novel onand Goodreads which ...

  3. Margaret says:

    I m giving this one star, because GoodReads doesn t seem to want to let me give no stars.Isabella de Valois, the wife of Edward II, makes for a wonderful subject for a novel, this novel, however, is a let down on a large number of levels.Firstly, it was impossible to form any sort of emotional connection with any of the chara...

  4. Jenny Q says:

    Updated 5 14 14 Bumped down from 3.5 to 2.5 Stars after hearing from several readers who purchased the book and told me it is just as full of errors as the accidental unfinished copy I received This sort of disrespect for readers knowingly selling an inferior product is unacceptable to me I knew the basics of Isabella s story, but I d never read a book about her, and so I w...

  5. Tara Chevrestt says:

    This story is infuriating Imagine being married to a man who not only takes a lover under your nose, but also flaunts it in front of the entire court Imagine being a queen only to watch another advise your husband and king, gather all the riches, lands, and titles for himself while spreading lies about you Imagine watching your husband think with the wrong head not once, but twice, each time causing civil war in the nation And yet you stand there and constantly try to placate the nobles, wri This story is infu...

  6. Ari says:

    I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Not having known a lot about Isabella of France, I was rather excited to read this book and learnabout her.I am a big fan of European history, but it was at times a drag to read this book It reads like a pile of facts put together in paragraph chapter form with a bit of dialogue thrown ...

  7. Jessie (Ageless Pages Reviews) says:

    Well, that didn t go as planned.Review to come.

  8. Mieneke says:

    My predilection for historical fiction about royals is well documented, so when I was approached about reviewing Colin Falconer s Isabella Braveheart of France I was easily convinced, especially as I had just watched the episode of the BBC4 series She Wolves England s Early Queens about Isabella And while Falconer s novel covers all the pertinent information of Isabella s life and gives us some inkling of what may have driven her to take over the English throne, I had a hard time connecting o My predilection for historical fiction about royals is well documented, so when I was approached about reviewing Colin Falconer s Isabella Braveheart of France I was easily convinced, especially as I had just watched the episode of the BBC4 series She Wolves England s Early Queens about Isabella And while Falconer s novel covers all the pertinent information of Isabella s life and gives us some inkling of what may have driven her to take over the English throne, I had a hard time connecting or staying connected to the main players in the novel, largely due to the stylistic choices made by the author Isabella s story is told from a third person perspective in the present tense in a rather fragmentary style and a somewhat dispassionate tone, with lot...

  9. Ruth Hill says:

    It has been a while since I have read a historical book about European kings and queens, and I am quite happy to report that this book was not a disappointment Before reading this book, I only had heard about Edward and Isabella, and probably only in passing When it comes to European monarchies, I know very little Author Colin Falconer has brought a very easy to read historical novel about Queen Isabella of France England, and I would venture to say that this book would be enjoyable reading f It has been a while since I have read a historical book about European kings and queens, and I am quite happy to report that this book was not a disappointment Before reading this book, I only had heard about Edward and Isabella, and probably only in passing When it comes to European monarchies, I know very little Author Colin Falconer has brought a very easy to read historical novel about Queen Isabella of France England, and I would venture to say that this book would be enjoyable reading for most historical fiction aficionados I was able to sit down and read it in the span of a few hours, and I feel as though I have learned an incredible amount about this time period in history.Let s get the negatives out of the way first There is some profanity in this book, and although it is minimal, the words that are used are what I term hard core There is implied sex, but very ...

  10. Carol says:

    Isabella Braveheart of France by Colin Falconer portrays Isabella in a muchsympathetic light than earlier writers They called her a She Devil But she did not seem cunning and cruel in this book Isabella was betrothed to Edward II of England when she was only twelve Her father counseled her to make the King love her, it was her duty Her marriage was to be an alliance between England and France She was slender and smart but created an idealized idea of Edward when she met him He was Isabella Braveheart of France by Colin Falconer portrays Isabella in a muchsympathetic light than earlier writers They called her a She Devil But she did not seem cunning and cruel in this book Isabella was betrothed to Edward II of England when she was only twelve Her father counseled her to make the King love her, it was her duty Her marriage was to be an alliance between England and France She was slender and smart but created an idealized idea of Edward when she met him He was extremely handsome and popular before they married He later let her know that he would prefer to be a farmer than a King When it came time to marry Isabella s father, Phillip IV of France counseled her to always as a Queen and she must make him love her She must prevent a war between England and Franc...