This title talks about the England's most ruthless queen. Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitaine, is a determined woman who plots and schemes an astonishing path between two equally powerful men in twelfth century Europe, a woman who can manoeuvre and manipulate to safeguard her own lands as effectively as any power-grasping lord. Eleanor is single-minded in her struggle to keep her inheritance intact, leading her to reject one husband and take another who will fulfil her desires. Eleanor intends to reign as Queen and is prepared to bring scandal down upon herself in pursuit of her ultimate prize. Hers is a story of power, political intrigue, passion and love.
Anne O'Brien turned to writing historical romance novels after retiring as a history schoolteacher. After living most of her life in Yorkshire, she now lives with her husband in an 18th century cottage in the depths of the Welsh Marches.