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#1 New York Times bestselling author and “queen of royal fiction” (USA TODAY) Philippa Gregory brings to life the story of Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford, a woman of passion and of legend who navigated a treacherous path through the battle lines in the War of the Roses to bring her family unimaginable power.

When the young and beautiful Jacquetta is married to the older Duke of Bedford, English regent of France, he introduces her to a mysterious world of learning and alchemy. Her only friend in the great household is the duke’s squire Richard Woodville, who is at her side when the duke’s death leaves her a wealthy young widow. The two become lovers and marry in secret, returning to England to serve at the court of the young King Henry VI, where Jacquetta becomes a close and loyal friend to his new queen.

The Woodvilles soon achieve a place at the very heart of the Lancaster court, though Jacquetta has visions of the growing threat from the people of England and the danger of their royal York rivals. Jacquetta fights for her king and queen, as she sees an extraordinary and unexpected future for her daughter Elizabeth: a change of fortune, the white rose of York, and the throne of England…

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The Lady of the Rivers
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4.3 / 5
November 9th, 2015
Philippa Gregory gives us wonderful prequel historical story of The War of the Roses. It was brilliantly written and I love the fact she puts her research into her work.
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Compeling read
February 5th, 2014
This book was an enthralling tale of a powerful woman during a time when being one was viewed with suspicion and fear. It is also a beautiful love story.
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The Lady of Rivers
January 29th, 2014
This book was intriguing...I am amazed at how Philippa is able to weave the fiction into nonfiction.
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The ladu of the rivers
January 1st, 2014
Excellent book, can not wait to read the White Queen.
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August 16th, 2013
Heading on over to read her next
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The Lady of The Rivers
March 29th, 2013
This book was as good as all the rest of Philippa Gregory's books.
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Ah Jaquetta!!
March 4th, 2013
Third book in the Cousins' War series. A must read !
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Loved It!
February 23rd, 2013
A wonderful Phillippa Gregory book that will have you non stop reading the book. It also sends you right to Google to look up the Wonderfully Vibrant and well written people in this story.
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