The setting is 13th century Moorish Spain. The marriage of a grandaughter of a Sultan has caused a war. But wait! There’s more! This book recommendation was found at a blog called History and Women.
The blog publisher, Mirella Sichirollo Patzer, is also an author, but she delights in reading and recommending stories about some of “the most famous or infamous women of history”. These two books are by Lisa J. Yarde. You must visit this blog. It’s gorgeous!!!