The Rose of York

The Rose of York : Love and War

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In a tumultuous era marked by peril and intrigue, reversals of fortune and violent deaths, the passions of a few rule the destiny of England and change the course of history. Based on history, this acclaimed trilogy recounts the life of alleged villain Richard III in fifteenth century England. Like Romeo and Juliet, Richard of Gloucester and Lady Anne Neville are bound by love and swept apart by a family feud. When civil war erupts, Anne's father, the Kingmaker, forces her to wed Edward of Lancaster. Edward is slain in battle and the young lovers expect to marry. Instead, they encounter another devastating obstacle that threatens to part them forever. This tale of love and war, tragedy and ultimate triumph is the prize-winning debut that launched Sandra Worth's career. It claims five of the fifteen awards and prizes she has won.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 340 pages
  • 139.7 x 215.9 x 22.86mm | 362.87g
  • Metropolis Ink
  • Daylesford, Australia
  • English
  • geneal. table
  • 0975126407
  • 9780975126400
  • 298,736

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"Expounding an historical epic of honor and love during the time of the Wars of the Roses it is both dramatic and evocative in its portrayal of struggling souls making the best choices they can in an unjust world. A deftly written and enthusiastically recommended historical novel which documents its author as a gifted literary talent." -- Midwest Book Review "June 2004" A Romantic Times TOP PICK! "The historical detail is marvelous. Worth's depiction of the troubled times, uncertainty of life and the portrayal of historical figures as multidimensional people with good intentions, bad decisions, greed, jealousy and goodness of heart will leave you wanting the next book immediately." -- The RT Book Reviews Magazine "November 2003"
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About Sandra Worth

Sandra Worth is the internationally published author of six books chronicling the decline of the Plantagenets and rise of the Tudors of which The Rose of York comprises a prize-winning trilogy. She holds a BA in Political Science and Economics from the University of Toronto. For more information on awards, visit
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1,271 ratings
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4 36% (456)
3 28% (353)
2 8% (99)
1 4% (49)
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