The book having as its background the bloody War of the Roses is also a story of the House of Neville and the love story between Isobel and John Neville. At a time when marriages specially for the aristocracy was mainly one of convenience, and adding to a family's wealth Isobel was always aware that she was one of the lucky ones who was able to marry whom she loved.
In a period where little of the story can be authenticated, the story of Isobel is heart warming. A wife and a mother steadfast and supportive of her husband to the end, against difficult circumstances - the typical good times and in bad - form the bulk of the story. The background of the Warwicks and the role of Kingmaker that Warwick played is also part of the story. Isobel by her birth is central to the period - on every side she is related to both sides of the struggle and places her in difficult positions whenever there is a change of ruler.
A light novel of historical fiction, very well written which will appeal to all.