Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Stolen Crown by Susan Higginbotham

Current read-
Title - The Stolen Crown: The Secret Marriage That Forever Changed the Fate of England
Author - Susan Higginbotham (http://www.susanhigginbotham.com/)

Book description from author's website -

When six-year-old Kate Woodville’s beautiful sister Elizabeth makes
a shocking—and secret—marriage to King Edward IV in 1464, Kate
and her large family are whisked to the king’s court. Soon a bedazzled Kate becomes one of the greatest ladies in the land when she marries young Harry Stafford, Duke of Buckingham. But Kate’s fairy-tale existence as a duchess is shattered when the ongoing conflict between the houses of Lancaster and York engulfs the Woodville family.
  As Edward IV fights to keep his crown, Harry’s relatives become hopelessly divided between Lancaster and York. Forced constantly
to struggle with his own allegiances, Harry faces his defining moment when his dear friend Richard, Duke of Gloucester, determines to seize the throne for himself as Richard III. With lives in jeopardy and
nothing less than a dynasty at stake, Harry’s loyalties—and his conscience—will be put to the ultimate test.

E-book is currently available for $7.99 at Amazon here.

Update: Finished reading on 5/5/2012
I truly loved this book. I will admit it was a bit character heavy and I got confused a few times but it didn't, for me, deter from a great read. I have already purchased 2 more books by Susan Higginbotham due to this book :) Even the author's note at the end fascinated me. I definitely recommend this if you love history and royalty.


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