Divine Intervention

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One of the great love stories in the history of Europe, this story chronicles how a desperate English bride and an obstinate Portuguese king married for power and politics. They never imagined their marriage would transform into a great love affair, the remarkable legacy of which was the launch of the Age of Discovery. Based on real people and events, its heroine will thrill you. More

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About jeannette scollard

Jeannette Scollard is fascinated by the role women have had in shaping our history. A successful non fiction author, lecturer, columnist and writer, Jeannette became intrigued with Philippa of Lancaster historically and first intended to write Philippa's love story as non fiction. "To breathe life into the characters, I had to write it as fiction," she says.

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Review by: Sitt Elhosn on May 09, 2012 : star star star
The story that is described in the novel of the true relationship between Philippa and Joao is fictional, through reading the ending of the story we get to know some true facts of this pair. Yet it is a good try to imagine how it might have occurred. A divine intervention indeed, where nobody knew how the outcome will end, while another had a foresight of a new and strong alliance between 2 countries Britain and Portugal. The author was skilled to bring us her side of the story nearer, and for me it ended just fine. An arranged marriage is never easy, both partners have to work out the problems and the misunderstandings. Sometimes our first impressions are not always guiding us righteously but due to the given commitment, the involved have to do their best to make it a prosperous and when one reaches high a successful one. More or less it is always the woman who carry the greater burden but this only shows how strong they are in the end. Woman like Philippa, wife, listener, adviser, parent had and have until now a great impact on world's history. A blessing to all woman in the world who try to make the life of their beloved ones a better one.
(reviewed long after purchase)

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