The Barefoot Queen by Ildefonso Falcones is just too graphic for me. I believed that this was the kind of love story set in a time that I am intrigued by. Unfortunately, this is the story of how women were abused sexually and physically to no end. I felt so terrible reading the incidents that these women had to endure that all I wanted to do was kick some butt. It was too much to have to read. I know that women from the beginning of time have been seen as the lesser sex, but reading about the suffering is horrible. If the suffering was less or maybe none existent the story would be more enjoyable I just could not get over that graphic nature of this story. I received this book from blogging for books for this review.