Strong Second Installment

The Winter Crown: A Novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine - Elizabeth Chadwick

Chadwick's second volume of her series about Eleanor of Aquitaine is a good strong volume.  It chronicles the breakdown of her marriage to Henry II as well as the start of the major family in fighting between Mama Bear and her cubs against Papa Bear.


At some points, Eleanor is a bit more sinned against than sinning, but Chadwick's take on history is rather plausible.  It is particularly fun watching Maud and Eleanor interact.  Chadwick does an excellent job showcasing how frustrating and annoying it must have been for a woman like Eleanor to be constantly shoved to the side. 


There is also a happy romance to balance the failing of marriage.


Totally enjoyable read.