Katherine Woodville's sister never gave her a choice. A happy girl of modest means, Kate hardly expected to become a maker of kings. But when her sister impulsively marries King Edward IV in secret, Katherine's life is no longer hers to control.
"[Higginbotham] hits another historical high note in her latest fictional foray into the British monarchy. . . . This fictional prelude to the Tudor era will appeal to fans of Philippa Gregory's historicals." (Booklist)
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A stunning look into unseen characters
This is beautiful written and read. We are given a glimpse of an infamous time in history by two characters that are often overlooked, despite their vantage points being quite intimate. The characters are both warm, endearing and sweet.
I love Harry, he can't seem to quite help himself. It's familiar to me.
The First kiss the characters share, the shyness in Harry. That is often unexplored in literature, all men are assumed to be experienced and suave, by harry worries because he is not. It was endearing to see him and his wife fall in love.
When Harry sees things in the cold light of day and is grieved about what he must do to, for his conscience.
Great Story But-------
It introduces characters not before given much importance int the Plantagenet story/war of the roses and fills in many gaps
Harry Buckingham - I could feel for him from his lonely childhood through to his apparent manipulation by Richard, Duke of Gloucester. later King Richard
No, certainly not. Alison's "little girly" voice all the way through was irritating in the extreme and John Lee sounded like a pedantic but bored history professor. He hardly changed voices/accents all the way through so that I was not always sure who was speaking. They spoilt a good story
I would have felt that way if not for the narrators
Susan Higginbotham brought to life some of the lesser known characters from the Plantaganet era so it is such a shame that the narration did not do any justice to the story
- Mrs. S. P. Taylor