Rachel Bard

Rachel Bard had written eight nonfiction books, from histories to travel guides, when she took up fiction. The heroine of her first historical novel, Queen Without a Country, was Berengaria, wife of King Richard the Lionheart. In Isabella she examines the life of Isabella of Angouleme, who succeeded Berengaria on the English throne. Her next, A Reed in the Wind, stars Joanna, Queen of Sicily, sister of Richard. Research for her novels has taken the author to England, France, Cyprus, Sicily,...See more