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The White Princess by Philippa Gregory
Publication Date: July 23, 2013
Caught between loyalties, the mother of the Tudors must choose between the red rose and the white.
Philippa Gregory, #1 New York Times bestselling author and “the queen of royal fiction” (USA Today), presents the latest Cousins’ War novel, the remarkable story of Elizabeth of York, daughter of the White Queen.
When Henry Tudor picks up the crown of England from the mud of Bosworth field, he knows he must marry the princess of the enemy house—Elizabeth of York—to unify a country divided by war for nearly two decades.
But his bride is still in love with his slain enemy, Richard III—and her mother and half of England dream of a missing heir, sent into the unknown by the White Queen. While the new monarchy can win power, it cannot win hearts in an England that plots for the triumphant return of the House of York.
Henry’s greatest fear is that somewhere a prince is waiting to invade and reclaim the throne. When a young man who would be king leads his army and invades England, Elizabeth has to choose between the new husband she is coming to love and the boy who claims to be her beloved lost brother: the rose of York come home at last.
There are several different reasons why I am waiting for this book, the most important being that this series is A-mazing! If you enjoy historical fiction and haven’t jumped on this band wagon yet…what are you waiting for? It’s like a WWE Smackdown with Queens! Also…it’s been almost a YEAR since the release of The Kingmaker’s Daughter, and I don’t know about you but that is a crazy long time to wait for a book. That said, Starz & BBC started airing their adaptation of The White Queen three weeks ago, and I am hooked all over again. Which makes the release of this book feel like sprinkles on an already delicious cake. Anyways…this is what I am waiting for.
What are YOU waiting for?