Freebie Friday: The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory
This giveaway is closed – the winner was drawn on August 14: The winner is AMY
Seems like I have seen something about Philippa Gregory all over the blogs lately. With her new release coming soon of The White Queen, I thought it would be fun to offer this weeks Freebie Friday as another great read from her:
The Constant Princess
As youngest daughter to the Spanish monarchs and crusaders King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, Catalina, princess of Wales and of Spain, was promised to the English Prince Arthur when she was three. She leaves Spain at 15 to fulfill her destiny as queen of England, where she finds true love with Arthur (after some initial sourness) as they plot the future of their kingdom together. Arthur dies young, however, leaving Catalina a widow and ineligible for the throne. Before his death, he extracts a promise from his wife to marry his younger brother Henry in order to become queen anyway, have children and rule as they had planned, a situation that can only be if Catalina denies that Arthur was ever her lover.