• Type: Books
  • By: Lauren Groff
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: Historical Fiction
  • Recommended by: Jessica T.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780593453735
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She's exiled to England to become the prioress of a desperate abbey.

Marie is exiled to England by Eleanor of Aquitaine to become the prioress of a poor and desperate abbey. Full disclosure: I studied medieval history in college and the blurb for this immediately caught my eye. In Groff’s latest novel she explores a possible life of Marie of France including the violence of the times, and the passion, faith, power and creativity of women. This is a beautifully written fascinating read.