By Lauren Groff
Lyrical language, steady hand.
In this beautiful literary fiction, the elusive poet Marie de France comes alive as a woman before her time.
Exiled to an abbey, Marie ultimately rises to the head position of abbess. With mystical “visions” as her guide, she institutes changes that gradually change the abbey from a starving, poor group of women to a thriving, wealthy influential miniature kingdom. Brilliant strategist. Kind and practical heart.
Author Groff uses lyrical language with a steady hand, moving from vivid imagery into fast-paced thrills with grace.