Suggested Reading List

Knowing the history and stories of the place you are visiting makes for a much richer and more exciting visit. Avail yourself of Carol’s favorite reads prior to your next trip to sunny Spain!


The Ornament of the World by María Rosa Menocal

Isabella The Warrior Queen by Kirstin Downey

Sister Queens by Julia Fox

Tales of the Alhambra by Washington Irving

Aristotle’s Children by Richard Rubenstein

Driving Over Lemons by Chris Stewart


The Hand of Fátima by Ildefonso Falcones

Castile for Isabella by Jean Plaidy *out of print check

Spain for the Sovereigns by Jean Plaidy *

The Queen’s Vow by C.W. Gortner

Cathedral of the Sea by Ildefonso Falcones

The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

The Barefoot Queen by Ildefonso Falcones

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes