Coirle Mooney The Cloistered Lady (Medieval Ladies, Book 2)


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An enchanting historical drama set in Medieval France! For fans of Philippa Gregory, Elizabeth Chadwick, Carol McGrath and Anne O’Brien.

Joanna and Alice are forced from dazzling court life to bleak confinement…

1173, France

Eleanor of Aquitaine has been arrested for rebelling against her husband, King Henry II of England.

Her loyal ladies-in-waiting, Alice and Joanna of Agen have fled to the nunnery at Fontrevault, where they are anxiously awaiting news of their queen.

Alice and Joanna struggle to adapt to their cramped new home at the Abbey. Each is secretly nursing a broken heart – and harbouring unholy desires.

Joanna left behind a lover, Jean, at Eleanor’s court in Poitiers, and Alice has long been in love with the queen’s daughter, Marie.

And as the days stretch on with no news, they both begin to fear the worst.

What has happened to Eleanor? Will Alice and Joanna be forced to remain at the Abbey indefinitely?

And will they ever be reunited with the ones they love?

The Cloistered Lady is a beautifully written Medieval historical novel set during Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine’s lifetime in France. It is the second book in The Medieval Ladies Series.

Book One: The Lady’s Keeper
Book Two: The Cloistered Lady
Book Three: My Lady's Shadow

About the Author

Coirle is a novelist who grew up in the Burren Perfumery in a house full of fragrant books and now lives in Kinvara, Co. Galway.
After completing her MA and PhD in Medieval and Early Modern literature, she began working on a series of Medieval novels. Her debut novel, The Lady’s Keeper, set in Eleanor of Aquitaine’s court, was published by Sapere Books. Her next book, The Cloistered Lady, was published in June, 2022.

Her third novel, My Lady’s Shadow, is due for publication this September. She is currently working on another novel set in Elizabethan London.
She has always read widely and wrote her first murder mystery, Donald Duck is Dead, aged ten. She read Donald in instalments to her
captivated (or captured) classmates. She has worked as a Shakespeare and verse-speaking tutor and as an old and middle English tutor in UCC.
Her focus in on storytelling and creating characters with emotional depth.

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