The Tudor Rose
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The richly drawn tale of Elizabeth of York, full of intrigue, lies, and plots to steal the throne
As a young woman, Elizabeth of York has the most valuable possession in all of England-a legitimate claim to the crown. Her quest to do what is right for her country and her family throw her into a tumultuous drama of political intrigue, rebellion, and murder.
Two princes battle to win Britain's most rightful heiress for a bride and her kingdom for his own. On one side is her uncle Richard, the last Plantagenet King, whom she fears is the murderer of her two brothers, the would-be kings. On the other side is Henry Tudor, the exiled knight. Can he save her from a horrifying marriage to a cut-throat soldier?
Thrust into the intrigue and drama of the War of the Roses, Elizabeth has a country within her grasp-if she can find the strength to unite a kingdom torn apart by a thirst for power.
A refreshing historical fiction about infamous Tudor England, fans of Philippa Gregory, Anya Seton and Sharon Kay Penman will delight in this richly drawn tale of the woman who launched one of the most dramatic dynasties England has ever seen.
Other books about the Tudors by Margaret Campbell Barnes:
Brief Gaudy Hour a refreshing novel of Anne Boleyn, cast in a new light
My Lady of Cleves a fresh story of Anne of Cleves, the bride who survived Henry VIII
King's Fool an insider account of the Tudor Court, told by Henry VIII's one true friend
What readers are saying about Tudor Rose:
"it comes to life with all the color and vibrancy that are the hallmarks of excellent historical fiction."
"full of intrigue, lies and many a plot to take over the throne"
"full of backstabbing, betrayal, intrigue, murder, dangerous obsessions, plotting, war, rebellion and child murder. Seriously, why wouldn't you want to read it!"
"This time in history is seen through her eyes, with a mother's heart and a sister's prayer."
"an engaging story"
"a fascinating fifteenth century tale of political intrigues, power, and love that will stay with the reader long after the last page is turned."
"a FASCINATING read."
What reviewers are saying about Tudor Rose:"I couldn't stop reading... a classic. " - Musings of a Bibliophile
"This story delivers the fantastic mixed with a dose of realism... rich with detail and history." - The Long and Short of It
"Elizabeth is an interesting woman and her story is definitely a unique one!" - Passages to the Past
"The Tudor Rose is a wonderful historical read and well worth curling up with for immersion into another world. " - Medieval Bookworm
"If you love Historical Fiction or the Tudors, you cannot go wrong by picking up this book." - The Literate Housewife
What everyone is saying about Margaret Campbell Barnes:
"Margaret Campbell Barnes has added brilliant hues to a picture which never lacked in color." - Vancouver (BC) Daily Province
"Immensely entertaining and absorbing." - Chicago Tribune
"Turns A BRILLIANT LIGHT on one of the lustiest and one of the most dramatic periods of English history." - Philadelphia Inquirer
- Sourcebooks, October 2009
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