Matrix (2021, Riverhead Books) 4 stars

Cast out of the royal court by Eleanor of Aquitaine, deemed too coarse and rough-hewn …

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5 stars

I had no expectations when I started reading this book and knew nothing about it beyond it being historical fiction by Lauren Groff. 
And it proved to be an utter joy to read the story of Marie and her life at the abbey. The lyricism of Lauren Groff’s writing is undeniable and sweeps you along as she tells this stunning tale of a young woman cast out from the royal court. 
The cast of nuns she shares the abbey with are a joy and you cannot help but be caught up in their lives.