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  • Author:
    Catherine Friend
  • ISBN:
    1933110961
  • ISBN13:
    978-1933110967
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  • Publisher:
    Bold Strokes Books (October 22, 2007)
  • Pages:
    288 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Literature & Fiction
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  • Rating:
    4.8
  • Votes:
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The Crown of Valencia is the sequel to Friend's first novel, the Spanish Pearl. The story takes place eight years later.

Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). The Crown of Valencia is the sequel to Friend's first novel, the Spanish Pearl. Kate Vincent has adopted Arturo, who is now fourteen, a teenager, martial artist, and high school actor.

The Crown of Valencia book. Catherine Friend lives on a small farm in southeastern Minnesota - which inspired both THE PERFECT NEST and HIT BY A FARM. Other books in the series. Kate Vincent Adventures (2 books). Books by Catherine Friend.

The Crown of Valencia. Jamie Maddox is worried about her grip on reality. Kate Vincent Adventures Book 2. It's tempting to describe the action in The Crown of Valencia, but then we'd reveal spoilers from The Spanish Pearl. Just know that once again, Kate Vincent finds herself in a mess, both romantically and time travel-wise. Has her consciousness really been transported back to 1560, landing in the body of Blanche Nottingham? Not good, since Blanche, a lady-in-waiting for Queen Elizabeth I, is plotting a murder. The other possibility that Jamie faces?

It's tempting to describe the actinon in The Crown of Valencia, but then we'd reveal spoilers from The Spanish Pearl.

It's tempting to describe the actinon in The Crown of Valencia, but then we'd reveal spoilers from The Spanish Pearl. Romance, betrayal, intrigue, disobedient children, and religious fanaticism pack this tense conclusion to the epic adventure begun in The Spanish Pearl. Jamie Maddox is worried about her grip on reality

The Crown of Valencia. Ex-lovers can really mess up your life. Kate Vincent's ex, Anna, certainly does. Not only does Anna interfere in Kate's love life, but she totally screws up the world by traveling back in time to 11th century Spain and changing one crucial event. The other possibility that Jamie faces?

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The ideal of putting the historical characters into this book, amazed me. I love your story, Catherine Friend please continue to write more books. by SherNoProb on August 10, 2017.

Ex-lovers can really mess up your life. Not only does Anna interfere in Kate's. The ideal of putting the historical characters into this book, amazed me. Rate it . You Rated it .

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It's tempting to describe the actinon in The Crown of Valencia, but then we'd reveal spoilers from The Spanish Pearl.Just know that once again, Kate Vincent finds herself in a mess, both romantically and time travel-wise. Romance, betrayal, intrigue, disobedient children,and religious fanaticism pack this tense conclusion to the epic adventure begun in The Spanish Pearl.

Dancing Lion
The Crown of Valencia is the sequel to Friend's first novel, the Spanish Pearl. The story takes place eight years later. Kate Vincent has adopted Arturo, who is now fourteen, a teenager, martial artist, and high school actor. Anna, her ex, hasn't been seen in eight years. Kate takes martial arts with her son and learns some unarmed combat so she isn't as useless as she was in the first book. Sadly, although the things that annoyed me about Kate in the first book have been rectified here, it's unsatisfying.

Anna has made her way back to the 11th century, and thanks to her excruciating knowledge of history, a store of Viagra, and some unspecified addictive drugs, has managed to get control of Rodrigo Diaz, the man known to history and legend as El Cid. Anna's goal is to thwart El Cid's conquest of Valencia and enable Moorish Islam to take over the world. Anna believes that this more moderate form of Islam will make the world a better place. Kate has to set history straight so that the world as we know it won't cease to exist.

Along the way Kate attempts to team up with her ex-lover, Elena Navarro, but Navarro isn't having her. Still disguised as a man, Navarro is leading Diaz's attack against the Moors, but Anna outs her, and she is run off by the outraged Christians. For some reason or other, she winds up rescuing Kate and fixing history, in spite of her own vowed desire for revenge on Diaz and the Moors. Navarro's personality in the first book was strong and consistent, but in the sequel her characterization is whatever suits the plot at the moment, and it was a real weakness.

The author's command of 11th century Spain is an asset, and it's lovely to see multicultural characters who represent a variety of Christian, Jewish, and Muslim perspectives, so there's much to like about this book, but unfortunately, the story suffers from the sophomore curse and just doesn't hang together as well as the first one did. The humor that gave the first book its sparkle is gone; no witty repartee or attempts to teach black eunuchs about Malcolm X, and a good dose of humor definitely would have helped.

You'll definitely need to read The Spanish Pearl to have any idea what's going on here. 3 out of 5 stars.

~M. Kei, author of The Sallee Rovers (Pirates of the Narrow Seas)
Fararala
This is the sequel to The Spanish Pearl. Kate is living a happy life back in 10th century Spain, married to her love, Elena, who poses as a man and is a key figure in Rodrigo's army. When Kate finds out her ex-love (Anna) has come back in time under the pseudonym Paloma de Palma and has abandoned the boy (Arturo) they were to adopt, Kate makes the diffiicult choice of leaving her true love to take care of him. Seven years later, odd things start happening to 11th century documents and history begins to unravel. Kate must return to right the changes that Anna has made before her world is changed forever. There are many twists and turns as Kate meets old friends and enemies and a few big surprises as she tries to fix history. As can be expected, much can change in 7 years and Kate has to deal with some heartache both from Anna and Elena (Luis) along the way. I enjoyed this tale, but not quite as much as the first, as some points/ plot aspects seemed a little forced. It was worth reading and I am glad she did a sequel after hinting at Anna's return in the first book.
Adrierdin
Wowzers! A fantastic sequel to Friend's first novel, "The Spanish Pearl." Make sure you read that book first, or you'll be a bit lost reading "Crown."

This time, Kate's ex-girlfriend Anna is causing the problems. Kate learns that Anna followed her back in time, and in doing so, did not follow through on the adoption of the orphan boy Arturo. Kate makes a gut-wrenching decision, and eight years after that decision, all heck breaks loose.

A wild, rollicking ride. Make sure you read the entire novel, including the epilogue and author's note.

I'd love to write more, but it would spoil the suspense. As it was, when the book arrived, I kept flipping around the pages, reading bits and pieces until I had the time to read it and absorb it. I'm so glad I finally found the time to jump in.

Old, characters, new characters, and real people make for a wonderful piece of historic fiction. Enjoy, dear readers!!
Maman
This is the second novel of Catherine Friend's and a continuation of the story line in her first novel: The Spanish Pearl. I can't say enough about Ms. Friend's writing only that I wish she'd do more. The Crown of Valencia is time travel back into Spanish history and the adventures of two women. One from the twentith century and one from eleventh century Spain, how they meet up again after their initial meeting in Ms. Friend's book The Spanish Pearl. This book has mystery, adventure and love of two women masterfully mixed and makes you feel like you are right there part of the action. A guarantee good read.
Ucantia
Even better than the Spanish Pearl (but read it first).
Non-stop action and a very professionally written book, what could be better?...A pirate book? Yea, a pirate book. Can't wait for it, but guess I'll have to.

Not to slight all you other lesbian authors, because you really do put out a tremendous effort, every one of you, but FINALLY some good, action packed, passionate, unpredictable storyline and writing for lesbians!!! My new favorite author.

Has a twist around every bend. Just about the time you're thinking "well what else could happen"...something else does. Tough times and tough women who do what needs to be done.
ZloyGenii
I would actually give it 4.5 stars if I could.
I hate it when authors write adventure stories then shy away from things like killing someone with your dagger. There are times when you just can't tie someone up or let them go with just a slap on the wrist. (that's a totally different kind of book) Yes people die. I think it happened a lot back then. I love that about Catherine Friend. I thought it was another great adventure for Kate. The only thing that kept me from giving it 5 stars was that I missed Luis. I also had a hard time thinking Kate could stay away for that many years. I guess it's just the romantic in me.