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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Pale Rose of England, By Sandra Worth

I was thrilled to receive this in the mail last week.  I can't wait to get reading.  It sounds wonderful.

Synopsis (From Author's website)

From the award-winning author of The King's Daughter comes a story of love and defiance during the War of the Roses.

It is 1497. The news of the survival of Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York, has thundered across Europe, setting royal houses ablaze with intrigue and rocking the fledgling Tudor dynasty. Stepping finally onto English soil, Catherine arrives at the island of Saint Michael’s Mount, along with her husband and young son Dickon, their second child already on the way. With the keen support of Scotland’s King James IV, Richard—known in England as Perkin Warbeck—has come to reclaim his rightful crown from Henry Tudor. Based on a prophecy given Catherine by a seer that she would be loved by a king, she has no doubt Richard will succeed in his quest. But rather than assuming the throne she believed was their destiny, Catherine would soon be prisoner of King Henry VII, and her beloved husband would, unimaginably, be stamped as an imposter.

Nothing could shake Catherine’s belief in Richard and her loyalty to the man she loved. She became a favored lady-in-waiting to the queen, Elizabeth of York, but her dazzling beauty only brought her unwanted affections from a jealous king and enmeshed her in a terrifying royal love triangle. With her husband facing execution for treason, Catherine, alone in the glittering but deadly Tudor Court, finds the courage to spurn a cruel monarch and shape her own destiny, winning the admiration of a nation.

About the Author:
Sandra Worth is the acclaimed author of five historical novels chronicling the Wars of the Roses. Each is the recipient of multiple awards and prizes, including three Reviewers Chloice Awards and a Best Books of 2009 nomination.

Author's Website


Amy said...

You are in for a treat Toni! This book was phenomenal - I loved every word! And I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Happy Reading!

Mary said...

Toni, have you read her previous books? I'm expecting a copy from a blogger friend. Haven't read Sandra Worth before so I'm wondering if it's part of a series or stand along.

bermudaonion said...

I hope it exceeds your expectations!

Dressedtothe9s said...

This is right up my alley, looking forward to the read. I'll be following your blog.

Toni said...

I haven't read her other books. I was thinking it is a stand alone book. But I do own a few and I hear such high praise of them. I am excited to read. I have actually started already.

Carrie#K said...

I've got Ann Wroe's bio of Perkin Warbeck but I would love to read a non fiction account. The book sounds like an enjoyable read.

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

I haven't read any of hers before, but this one looks terrific. I'm looking forward to your review!

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Hosted BES said...

Liked the way you gave the gist of the book. Sounds to be an interesting one.