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Richard's youngest brother John to steal his crown In Lionheart Sharon Kay Penman displays her remarkable mastery of historical detail and her acute understanding of human foibles The result is a powerful story of intrigue war and surprisingly effective diplomacy played out against the roiling conflicts of love and loyalty passion and treachery all set against the rich textures of the Holy Land I have enjoyed all of Sharon's books but this one ranks up there with Sunne in Splendor in terms of completely resetting my opinion of a person from history I started the book being indifferent to Richard I grudgingly had to admit chapter by chapter that he began to grow on me By the end he really had endeared himself to meAs with all of Sharon's books the characters are classic Penman luring you into their world where you see them as than just figures from history but living breathing humans I have not come across many authors who have the ability to make you feel so much for the characters in a story the way Sharon does Be prepared for some powerful emotions to be evoked in this oneHere are some of my thoughts posted on Facebook immediately after finishingFinished What a ride I think Lionheart is my favorite of the Angevin series because it surprised me than any of the other books and changed many of my views I did not expect to have my opinion of Richard changed nearly this much It sounds so trite to say the book is full of dimension but I don't know any other way to put it When others have managed to portray the same events in 2D Sharon has managed to go somewhere between 3D and 4D As Sharon states in her AN that a friend of hers said There was a reason Richard was Eleanor's favorite I can see it now Thank you Sharon Brilliant Absolutely brilliantSunne and HBD series are still topping the list of favorites but each of these books is appealing to me for vastly different reasons Lionheart did not have the same gut wrenching pain as Sunne and HBD but it was full of so many other things I could uote Sharon's entire AN and it would basically say it all for me The colorful details the better than Hollywood events the complexity of emotions surrounding a certain massacre between political need and personal disgust at it Each little detail was like a dot of paint on a canvas Combine those dots of light with the compelling complexity of Richard's fully developed personality as seen in a way I've never experienced before and you have a very compelling painting I spent most of Devil's Brood being very confused by Richard and wanting to thwack Henry upside the head Lionheart was a lightbulb for me regarding Richard On a completely different note my mind was swimming from the overwhelming amounts of research that Sharon had to do Her list of references was astounding I always tell everyone she is my favorite novelist but she is also an historian of the highest order

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From the New York Times bestselling novelist a stunning story of a great medieval warrior king the accomplished and controversial son of Henry II and Eleanor of Auitaine Richard Coeur de Lion They were called The Devil's Brood though never to their faces They were the four surviving sons of Henry Plantagenet and Eleanor of Auitaine With two such extraordinary parents much was expected of them B What rating does one give a book that was not only not read to the end but was only read to 60 pages Only on special occasions do I actually give a rating to a book if I have not made it to around 100 pages or in the case of a book the size of this brick roughly 250 pagesThis is one of those special occasions I learned enough about this book in those 60 pages to write a 10 page review But I won't of course That would be beyond excessive and than a little obsessiveI am writing this review and giving this book a star rating despite my lacklustre effort to read the book for those who know me For those people let me explain my 1 star and my reasons for disliking this book so much For those who don't know me just ignore my reviewFirst cab off the rank The book isn't about Richard the Lionheart It is about the personal relationships and lives of those around him Now when I pick up a book called 'Lionheart' I expect the book to be about him I expect the author's fictional biography of Richard the Lionheart I don't know when Richard becomes a regular feature of the story but he wasn't around nor a feature of those first 60 pages and I have it on good authority that he isn't around in any 'biographical' sense for a long time in the book then when he is it is from afarOther things I didn't like about this book It is entirely too feminine for me It is what I call a 'lady book'These kinds of books that are about personal relationships and feminine details don't work for me Feminine details like how she wears her hair how glorious she looks that day what gorgeous silks she has in her coffers where she keeps her jewellery how everyone is beautiful who should be beautiful and everyone is ugly who should be ugly inner most thoughts of women about their husbands and girlfriends and babies how every woman on woman scene is like the girls from Sex in the City meeting at their favourite cafe or nightclubI found the writing feminine There is no doubt that this book is written by a woman for women And those kinds books always make me run for the hills The only reason I decided to try this one was because it was a group read in my group and because every now and then I have people trying to tell me how good Penman is and how her books aren't romance or lady bookFinally I have first hand knowledge and I can sayI came I saw and I found out for myself that these books by Sharon Kay Penman will never be to my tastes I understand they are to others that they are well loved but for me personally they are not to my tastes Criminal Deception rating does one give a book that was not only not The Renegade Cowboy Returns (Callahan Cowboys, read to the end but was only A Very Tudor Christmas read to 60 pages Only on special occasions do I actually give a Christmastime Courtship rating to a book if I have not made it to around 100 pages or in the case of a book the size of this brick Red Shoes and a Diary roughly 250 pagesThis is one of those special occasions I learned enough about this book in those 60 pages to write a 10 page In a Glance review But I won't of course That would be beyond excessive and than a little obsessiveI am writing this Dangerous Disguise review and giving this book a star Their Unexpected Love rating despite my lacklustre effort to Romancing the Rancher read the book for those who know me For those people let me explain my 1 star and my Redeeming Gabriel reasons for disliking this book so much For those who don't know me just ignore my Firefly Summer reviewFirst cab off the Dangerous Curves rank The book isn't about Richard the Lionheart It is about the personal Dangerous Memories relationships and lives of those around him Now when I pick up a book called 'Lionheart' I expect the book to be about him I expect the author's fictional biography of Richard the Lionheart I don't know when Richard becomes a Sabor De Sedução regular feature of the story but he wasn't around nor a feature of those first 60 pages and I have it on good authority that he isn't around in any 'biographical' sense for a long time in the book then when he is it is from afarOther things I didn't like about this book It is entirely too feminine for me It is what I call a 'lady book'These kinds of books that are about personal Dangerous Lord, Innocent Governess relationships and feminine details don't work for me Feminine details like how she wears her hair how glorious she looks that day what gorgeous silks she has in her coffers where she keeps her jewellery how everyone is beautiful who should be beautiful and everyone is ugly who should be ugly inner most thoughts of women about their husbands and girlfriends and babies how every woman on woman scene is like the girls from Sex in the City meeting at their favourite cafe or nightclubI found the writing feminine There is no doubt that this book is written by a woman for women And those kinds books always make me Windows 2000 Administrator's G run for the hills The only Vows Made in Secret reason I decided to try this one was because it was a group Daddy's Little Matchmakers read in my group and because every now and then I have people trying to tell me how good Penman is and how her books aren't The Santangeli Marriage romance or lady bookFinally I have first hand knowledge and I can sayI came I saw and I found out for myself that these books by Sharon Kay Penman will never be to my tastes I understand they are to others that they are well loved but for me personally they are not to my tastes

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Ut the eldest charming yet mercurial would turn on his father and like his brother Geoffrey meet an early death When Henry died Richard would take the throne and almost immediately set off for the Holy Land This was the Third Crusade and it would be characterized by internecine warfare among the Christians and extraordinary campaigns against the Saracens And back in England by the conniving of I could not put this book down Ms Penman my fair lady you are a new favorite

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