Reviews and Praise

for The Canterbury Papers

"In this well-plotted debut, Princess Alais Capet is the heroine-and a delightful one at that... Highly recommended for all public libraries."

-- Library Journal -- November 15, 2003 Click here for full text

"This engaging medieval suspense debut is alternately playful and sober in its exploration of the power maneuvers and backstabbing of the royal families of England and France"

-- Publishers Weekly -- November 10, 2003 Click here for full text

"...this delightful book... I could hardly put down..."

-- Mysterious Woman -- October 2003 Click here for full text

"A rich, regal adventure to be savored and remembered. Though clearly anchored in the days of yore, the story is as compelling as a contemporary page-turner."

--Karen Harper, author of the Elizabeth I mystery series.

"Judith Koll Healey's The Canterbury Papers, has managed to... add new life to the old bones of a long-buried medieval story."

-- Jo Ann Shroyer, St Benedict Magazine, Winter 2003 Click here for full text

"Healey's interest in medieval history,... compelled her to write a story in the voice of French Princess Alais Capet, who was caught in the emotional crossfire between Henry II of England and his queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine."

-- Saint Paul Pioneer Press , January 4, 2004 Click here for full text