Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The White Queen

The White Queen (The Cousins' War, #1)The White Queen by Philippa Gregory
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Windowed during the War of the Roses and her family on the losing side Elizabeth Woodville's appeals to the new king Edward IV to help her gain her inheritance back for her sons. In the processes she captures the young kings heart and marries him in secret.

But the new court is just as dangerous as the old court. Rumored to be a descended of the River Gods Elizabeth is not popular among her new family. Fighting for power to survive she keeps the kings heart and provides him with several heirs including two sons. Soon the kingdom is in peril again when the king dies from a mysterious illness Elizabeth's future is again uncertain.

Despite court plots all around her including the betrayal of her closest lady in waiting Elizabeth fights to save her family from doom.

Philippa Gregory creates another impressive account of historical fiction. Whither you like her interpretations of history or not you will captivated by her characters and despite knowing what will happen you are hoping that history some how rewrites itself

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