Summer Reading Challenge 2018 update and book review

One down…thirty or so to go. I just finished “The Lady of the Rivers”, which serves as the beginning of her The Cousins’ War series (which is what the War of the Roses was originally known as). We are introduced to several people like Jacquetta Woodville, her daughter Elizabeth and “the old bad queen” Margaret of Anjou as well as players who, though they get barely a mention (like Jasper Tudor), will become incredibly important later on. I really enjoyed it and I’m going to skip my book club meeting for the month of July (I’ll be out of town anyway) which will free me up from having to read that book so I’ll have more time to read the next book in the series, “The Red Queen”.

I can honestly say that I thoroughly enjoyed this book, as I am kind of a fan girl of medieval history and getting to dive face first into it (albeit somewhat in a fictional manner) always makes me kinda squealy. Jacquetta Woodville was no joke (although history barely acknowledges she even existed) and one tough woman to go through everything she had to put up with during the early days of The Cousins’ War. I’m really looking forward to the next book, “The Red Queen” because although I KNOW what happens, I want to read it anyway. It’s like re-reading your favorite fairy tale over and over, just because you love it so much.

 

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