When her parents marry her off to the king of Sicily, Joan finds herself stuck with a man ten years her senior. She doesn't love her husband, and she can't quite forget her childhood crush, the handsome Lord Raymond.
As Joan grows up, she begins to understand that her parents' worldview is warped by their political ambitions, and hers, in turn, has been warped by theirs. Is it too late to figure out whom to trust? And, more importantly, whom to love?
The Queen's Daughter is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
About the author
Susan Coventry is a physician living in Kentucky with her husband and two children. The Queen's Daughter, her debut novel, is the product of her addiction to historical fiction, her fascination with the Middle Ages, and her urge to do something creative.