The Last Queen by C. W. Gortner is truly stunning! One would question if Spanish Queen Juana "La Loca" was truly mentally unstable or was just trapped in an era when women who displayed intelligence, strength of character and determination were considered a threat to men in powerful positions. Just a Juana was so silenced by plots and accusations and later imprisonment. This is my second C.W. Gortner novel and again he did not disappoint me with this page-turner.
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