The White Queen (a review)
I'm reading THE LADY OF THE RIVERS by Philippa Gregory. I'm reading it on my Oyster Books app, but that is another post. THE LADY OF THE RIVERS is the first in a series about the women who played a role in the War of the Roses.
The first book opens with Jaquetta witnessing the burning of Joan of Arc, then marrying a widower duke, and later a squire with whom she conceives Elizabeth Woodville. Elizabeth will grow up to marry King Edward IV of England and bear him the two princes who will later perish in the Tower of London.
If you enjoy historical fiction (sometimes more fiction than history) and a little spice in your romance, then this is the perfect book(s).
I'm an avid historical fiction fan. I grew up reading Victoria Holt novels. I'm a huge fan of the HBO series THE TUDORS. This is similar to those.
If you're going to read the series, then I recommend that you read the first one before you read the others. It will all make more sense to you.
STARZ has also created a series called THE WHITE QUEEN that is based on the novels. You can watch the first season for free on Amazon Prime.
"The minute I stopped arguing, I could begin to see and feel. Right there, Step Two gently and very gradually began to infiltrate my life. I can't say upon what occasion or upon what day I came to believe in a Power greater than myself, but I certainly have that belief now. To acquire it, I had only to stop fighting and practice the rest of A.A.'s program as enthusiastically as I could."
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