Royal Weddings and other Greek Tragedies
Quick note: Today I’m dishing about my RT experience at Ashley March‘s blog with some blackmail-worthy pics! I’m also giving away one of my vintage reads to a random commenter on Ashley’s blog. Hope to see you there!
Here on my blog … well, to quote Robert Burns, “the best laid plans of mice and men gang agley.” Terri Brisbin was supposed to be my blog guest today, but she’s been under the weather of late. Hopefully we’ll get her rescheduled for a later date.
But that doesn’t mean I can’t tell you about her recent release, What the Duchess Wants. In honor of William and Kate’s upcoming wedding, Harlequin is doing a Royal Weddings series and Terri’s story is about Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry of Anjou.
Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitaine and Henry of Anjou (future Henry II), 1152
As one of Europe’s most powerful women, Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitaine, has a chance most can only dream of—to choose her own husband! One glance at the young, forceful Henry of Anjou and her choice is made.
Able to match her wit for wit, Henry’s a true warrior and not afraid to disobey a royal command… But his love of life—and the bedroom—promises Eleanor a brand-new world of excitement!
This sounds fascinating to me. I don’t know how much of Eleanor and Henry’s story is included in Terri’s book, but I remember seeing A Lion in Winter, which is the fictional version of their later years. Katharine Hepburn was a brilliant Eleanor, but the course of true love rarely runs smoothly for royals. Ambition and passion can work at cross purposes.
Here’s hoping the newest prince to tie the knot has better luck.
Have you been following news about Prince William and Kate Middleton? Does the royal wedding capture your imagination?