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Monday, January 24, 2011

Review - Lady of the Roses by Sandra Worth


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.

10 comments:

Mary said...

Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres so I'm adding this title to my tbr list. Thanks for reviewing it because I hadn't heard of it before now.

Sharon said...

I don't read much historical fiction and have been wanting to read more. this one sounds interesting. Thanks!

Blodeuedd said...

Warwick *makes angry face* I do not like him.

Anyway I really like the sound of this book :D

TheBookGirl said...

I love to read historical fiction, and this one sounds wonderful. Hope you enjoy it :)

Darlene said...

It has been awhile since I had a bookmark in this era but it used to be such a favourite!

Crystal (I totally paused!) said...

I might have to pick this one up, I am newly fascinated with the Wars of the Roses period in English history!

Alyce said...

This does sound like a good read. I don't know very much about the War of the Roses.

Cheryl said...

I don't really like reading historical fiction, but your review really made me want to see what this book is all about. Maybe I will have to read it!

Marie said...

Sounds like fun! I like historical fiction more and more these days.

Svea ~Muse in the Fog said...

Ooh, I can't believe this is the first I have heard of this book! Thanks so much for the review; it is definitely going on my TBR list.