Jones has put together a remarkable novel encompassing the lives of four sisters who, through the ingenious efforts of their mother, all become queens throughout medieval Europe.
Each sister is represented by the cunning description their mother paints according to the wants of the targeted king or king-to-be.
Granted, to be a queen of a country and its provinces sounds worldly, heady, and full of perks, yet the actual lives and forfeits of freedom for the sisters sounds downright primitive and full of abuse.
Love is not considered in the trade for a kingdom, yet each sister strains her efforts to find love amidst the trading, money, wars, and all it takes to be a queen.
An unforgettable novel full of sacrifices for the family, love, and politics.