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  • Title: White Heart
  • Author: Sherry Jones
  • ISBN: 9781451683523
  • Page: 340
  • Format: ebook

  • A historical eBook about Blanche, the White Queen of France, the manipulative mother in law of Marguerite in Sherry Jones s Four Sisters, All Queens.A woman s power lies in her beauty For years, Blanche de Castille, the White Queen of France, has lived by this maxim passed on by her grandmother, El onore d Aquitaine, as she took the girl to marry King Louis VIII When herA historical eBook about Blanche, the White Queen of France, the manipulative mother in law of Marguerite in Sherry Jones s Four Sisters, All Queens.A woman s power lies in her beauty For years, Blanche de Castille, the White Queen of France, has lived by this maxim passed on by her grandmother, El onore d Aquitaine, as she took the girl to marry King Louis VIII When her husband dies unexpectedly, however, Blanche finds that beauty is not enough to hold, and command, a kingdom against usurpers eager to wrest the Crown from her woman s grasp Faced with an English invasion, barons uprisings, and slanderous rumors, Blanche must look within herself for the strength she needs to guard the throne for her young son Her bold response shocks the kingdom and shapes her into the formidable, seemingly heartless mother in law to Marguerite of Provence, wife of King Louis IX Saint Louis and the eldest of the Four Sisters, All Queens in Sherry Jones s forthcoming novel.Includes an excerpt to the upcoming Four Sisters, All Queens, to be published by Gallery Books, May 8, 2012.
    Sherry Jones
    Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name.Sherry Jones is an American journalist and internationally best selling author of the controversial The Jewel of Medina and other historical fiction novels about women s power She is also a speaker on issues including women s rights, free speech, and Islamophobia.Her latest novel, THE SHARP HOOK OF LOVE, tells of the forbidden love affair between two of the Middle Ages greatest intellectuals Peter Abelard, headmaster of the Notre Dame Cloister School and a poet whose good looks and love songs make women swoon and Heloise d Argenteuil, a beautiful woman scholar being groomed by her uncle to become an abbess This erotic, passionate story about the sacrifices we make for love debuts Nov 25 from Simon and Schuster s Gallery Books.Jones s other books are White Heart, an e novella about Blanche de Castille, the legendary White Queen of France, who braved sieges, scandal and heartache to protect the Crown from usurpers for her young son, King Louis IX Saint Louis The novella is a prequel to Four Sisters, All Queens, about four sisters in 13th century Provence Margeurite, El onore, Sanchia, and Beatrice of Provence, who became queens of France, England, Germany, and Italy.Jones became the center of a national controversy in the summer of 2008 after Random House cancelled publication of her historical novel, The Jewel of Medina about Aisha, a wife of the Prophet Muhammad.According to the Wall Street Journal, Random House had paid Jones a 100,000 advance for the novel when University of Texas Professor Denise Spellberg say a copy of the galleys and decided to warn Muslims of the pending publication of a novel that, in Spellberg s opinion, made fun of Muslims and their history Random House immediately cancelled publication.Beaufort Books published the book in the U.S in October 2008 Publishers in Germany, Italy, Denmark, Spain, Poland, Serbia, Brazil, Portugal, Hungary, Macedonia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Greece, the Czech Republic, Sweden, and Albania have followed It has been a best seller in Serbia, Croatia, Albania, Kosovo, Germany, Italy, Poland, and Spain.A sequel, The Sword of Medina, continues the story of A isha s life after Muhammad s death and the rivalry with his cousin, Ali, which led to the first Islamic civil war and the Sunni Shia split It has been published in a number of countries, as well, and was also a best seller in Serbia The Sword of Medina was awarded a silver medal in the IPPYs, the Independent Publisher Association s book of the year awards.The controversy over her books has sent Jones on the lecture circuit, speaking in the U.S and Europe on topics including free speech and censorship, women s rights in Islam, and racism She has written on these topics for Index on Censorship, New Humanist, AOL News, the Washington Post, and the Huffington Post.Jones has also published a satirical short story, Rapture, on Kindle at dp B0051UT1XG.


    In this novella prequel to Four Sisters, All Queens, author Sherry Jones tackles the story of Blanche de Castille, the White Queen of France, and mother-in-law of one of the four sister-queens. Blanche has built her life on the advice of her grandmother Eleanor of Aquitaine, though she finds that such advice tends to run thin under distress. When Blanche's husband, King Louis VIII turns up dead, she must navigate a treacherous court mired in politics and ambition to place her young son on the th [...]

    Find the enhanced version of this and other reviews at: flashlightcommentary.I finished Sherry Jones' White Heart yesterday and my head is still spinning. See, I hadn't planned on revisiting the Capets so soon after reading Sophie Perinot’s Sister Queens. Not being overly familiar with the family, I had hoped to do a little research of my own before attempting another fictionalized account of their history. Oh well, best laid plans right? I had never even heard of Blanche prior to reading Sist [...]

    Cel Jel
    This is an e book that tells the story of the mother in law of one of the Queens in the book to be released later this year by Sherry Jones. From the moment it starts you are caught up with the story of Blanche who came from Castille as a girl, and was married to Louis of France. We have the opening scene where she is proving to the court that she is not pregnant by another man, not her husband, for if she was, she would have committed treason. It is an amazing scene, with colour used to reinfor [...]

    Amy Bruno
    After the death of her husband, King Louis VIII of France, Blanche of Castille is distraught by grief over the loss of her love, but knows she must remain strong and prepare for the battle that’s to come to retain control of the crown for her young son. Against the odds and a multitude of enemies, both home and abroad, who have no intention of being ruled by a women or a young boy, Blanche prevails over her foes by relying on her courage, strength, passion and cunning. She truly exudes the tra [...]

    Readable long short story about Blanche of Castile, mother of Louis IX of France (who later became known as Saint Louis). I believe this serves a prequel of sorts to Jones' recently released novel, Four Sisters, All Queens but IMO it can be read as a stand alone.

    David Ebsworth
    I've read a few novellas - but ONLY a few - in the past, and enjoyed none of them. But this story of Blanche de Castille, recently widowed following the untimely death of Louis VIII, is compelling. Not only must she protect her son against growing numbers of jealous enemies, but she must also fulfil her own ambition to retain the crown of France. Stunning prequel. Congratulations, Sherry!

    Erin Al-Mehairi
    Awesome insight into why this woman became her legendary figure. Must read!Here is my full review of White Heart and Four Sisters, All Queens on my blog at the link: hookofabook.wordpress/2012Review of White Heart:White Heart, prequel to Four Sisters, All Queens, is Jones’ novella about Blanche of Castile, the notorious B*itch of a mother of Louis IX, who ran France after the death of her husband and put her son on the throne, while managing to wield her political power and strong-arm every ma [...]

    The White Heart was the prequel to a book I already read and immensely enjoyed, Four Sisters All Queens by Sherry Jones. This wonderful interpretation of four sisters of 13th century Provence was entrancing and superbly researched. The author loved each of these sisters and brought them to life in these pages in an admirable and scholarly fashion.Marguerite, Queen of France, Eleonore, Queen of England, Sanchia, Queen of Germany and Beatrice, Queen of Sicily are sisters of the royal family of Pro [...]

    This short novel, based on Jones’s character of ‘The White Queen’, Blanche of Castile, is a companion to her full-length novel, Four Sisters, All Queens. With a tight grip on her son, King Louis IX, Blanche alienates her daughter-in-law, Margaret of Provence, and has the reader wondering why her young husband allowed his mother to rule beside him.This intimate view into the year after the death of Blanche’s husband, King Louis VIII, gives us a glimpse into her persona—her strengths and [...]

    Blanche de Castille, known for her beauty, uses her beauty, but perhaps it is that beauty that gets her husband, King Louis VIII, killed, leaving her with a spoiled son who is too young to rule with confidence. I liked the queen, her spirit and fight. This novella seems to be driven by a need to know what comes before, a prequel to Four Sisters, All Queens. Because I love historical novels, I enjoyed being transported to France in 1226 and hobnobbing with Queens and Royal Courts. I knew before I [...]

    Aubrie Dionne
    Engrossing Political IntrigueBlanche de Castille is the White Queen of France, using her beauty for power. Little does she know the very beauty she flaunts inspires a traitor to poison the King, and by her own vanity, she loses her first love forever. Now she must defend her young son’s throne and herself against suitors that would steal it under her nose. White Heart flows like beautiful music, every sentence crafted in a smooth lyrical tone that entranced me as I read. I was so impressed wit [...]

    Erin Germain
    This was a very short, very quick read that was really more of a companion piece to Jones' Four Sisters, All Queens novel, which I read last year. I wish I'd known about it at the time, because I think reading it before Four Sisters would have given me a little more understanding of Blanche, but it also works on its own. A quick look into her head upon the death of her husband and how she held France together for her young son. It's easy to forget how difficult it was for women in the past. The [...]

    This was a great short story about Blanche of Castille; grand-daughter to Eleanor of Aquitaine and just as remarkable a woman. I found it very interesting to read words that were penned as if from Blanche's perspective, as she was portrated as a bit of a villian in "Four Sisters, All Queens" and also in Sophie Perinot's "Sister Queens". It was a refreshing change to see Blanche 'behind close doors' as it were, rather than through the eyes of her daughter-in-law, Margueritte.In very few pages the [...]

    Rebecca Hill
    This was an interesting read. It puts Blanche of Castille into a new light, one of unforgiving steadfastness and interest only in holding the kingdom together for her young son after her husband dies. She was truly a force to be reckoned with. It was a quick read as well, it took me about four hours to read through the entire book.Her life was truly interesting, she was determined to prove that she was not just a weak woman, but one who was capable of other and better things. She held fast and w [...]

    Meg - A Bookish Affair
    This short novella is a prequel to Sherry Jones' Four Sisters All Queens. It covers Blanche of Castile, who becomes the mother-in-law to Marguerite, one of the Four Sister Queens, who marries her son, Louis and becomes Queen of France. Blanche of Castile is not my favorite character in history. She was kind of a mean person, especially to her daughter-in-law. She was uber religious and took it to quite the extreme and passed that on to her son, Louis.Even though this book did not make me like he [...]

    Blanche of Castile is a woman used to power. Granddaughter of Eleanor of Aquitaine, Blanche learned much at the knee of her grandmother. When she is widowed, she learns that a woman's power doesn't always lie in her beauty as her Grandmother taught her. Blanche must prove her pure heart and fight for the throne of France. Her cunning nature and her determination make her a formidable force as she fights for the Crown of France.Jones balances Blanche's strengths against her foe's weaknesses. Read [...]

    Given that it is my first time reading anything by Sherry Jones I have to say that I am impress with her writing prose. She has a great story line with a strong female character and excellent attention to details. Her vocabulary is captivating. The only one thing that kept turning me off was the constant use of "God" in almost every other sentence. As a christian I find it somewhat irritating to see the name of God used so lightly (You might think me silly for saying it but that's how it is for [...]

    Miss Melly
    A (very) short account of Blanche of Castille, who became Queen of France when she married the ultimate "mummy's boy", Louis VIII.Blanche eventually gives birth to the insanely devout Louis IX, and rules France in his name.One of history's strongest women and much more than just the evil mother-in-law to Marguerite from Provence.A great taster that leaves you wanting to know much more about this strong and beautiful woman.Her story continues in Four Sisters, All Queens where she fulfills her rol [...]

    A short little novella that serves as a prequel to Four Sisters, All Queens. It was interesting to read about a historical figure and the period that I haven't read before. As is the case with most short stories or novellas, it just wasn't long enough for character development but it did pique my interest about the time period. I look forward to reading Four Sisters, All Queens!

    I am concurrently reading 4 sisters and finished the short story White Heart. Sherry Jones makes Blanche of Castille a compelling AND unlikable character much as Phillipa Gregory did the same with Margaret Beaufort of Lancaster.This is hard for an author to do especially from a first person POV. There were disturbing aspects of this story that were found in the Four Sisters novel. That would be Queen Blanche's relationship to he son, the Dauphin.It would have been good to have Blanche's POV of M [...]

    For a novella length book, I thought this was great! I love historical fiction, and the author is able to get us into the heart and mind of the main character, Blanche, very easily which is hard to do in a short book. I am very excited to try other works by her! Re-read 3/28/13 after finishing "Four sisters, all queens" :) It's still good

    Janet Richards
    A very quick read about Blanche, a newly widowed queen of France. It starts off in a provocative manner and takes you through a year of her life trying to protect her young son as a Queen mother in a man's world.I read this before starting the longer book about Blanche's daughter in law and her sisters - "Four Sisters, All Queens". After reading, I'm looking forward to the longer book.

    Darlene Williams
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    Mary Alaga
    Short and sweet. Read it in a day. Interesting writing style that makes you think through each sentence. I'll put her next book, Four Sisters, All Queens, on my To read shelf.

    Carole Rae
    Like earlier stated this is a short story it's going to be rather short. It was about 100 pages, so things are going to happen quickly.First offI simply LOVED how this book started. Normally people in power ignore rumors or just say its not true and brush it off. However, Queen Blanche takes it a step further to prove her innocence. Took a lot of courage to pretty much strip naked in front of the court and those tongue-wagglers. Tsk on them. From page one I realized I really liked Queen Blanche. [...]

    Morgan Dhu
    The novella White Heart, by Sherry Jones, is intended as a prequel to her novel Four Sisters, All Queens. Its focus is Blanche of Castile, grand-daughter of Eleanor of Aquitaine, daughter of Alfonso VIII, king of Castile, and Eleanor of England, wife of Louis VIII of France, mother and regent of Louis IX - and a significant character in the novel, as one of the sisters is her son's wife.Unfortunately, the novella did not impress me. Covering the period just after the death of her husband, with o [...]

    Sherry Jones has a knack for writing compelling stories about women of royal blood. In this prequel to Four Sisters, All Queens, Jones explores the life of Blanche of Castille, who as Queen of France will eventually become the mother-in-law to one of the sisters, Marguerite. Like her grandmother, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Blanche is a determined woman who is not going to back down from a fight. The story takes place after Blanche has learned that her husband Louis is dead, and their 13 year-old son [...]

    Lenora Good
    I expected a novel, not a short story, in that regard, I was sorely disappointed. It was a great read, just too short! And, I do want more, so will pick up Four Sisters, All Queens.European history is not my most favorite reading (I tend toward Asian histories) so it was a switch for me to read this story of Blanche of Castille and how she wrested control of France after her husband's death for her son, the 9th Louis, and managed to keep it.If you're looking for a novel, don't pick it up. If you [...]

    I didn't know anything about Blanche before reading this novella but by the time it was done, I cared about her and her son and honestly wished it was longer so I could find out more about what happened to her.

    Huda Hoda
    great book i liked it but short and made me want to know more

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