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Spies, poison, and curses surround her…. Is there anyone she can trust?

In The Kingmaker’s Daughter, #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory presents a novel of conspiracy and a fight to the death for love and power at the court of Edward IV of England.

The Kingmaker’s Daughter is the gripping story of the daughters of the man known as the “Kingmaker,” Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick: the most powerful magnate in fifteenth-century England. Without a son and heir, he uses his daughters Anne and Isabel as pawns in his political games, and they grow up to be influential players in their own right. In this novel, her first sister story since The Other Boleyn Girl, Philippa Gregory explores the lives of two fascinating young women.

At the court of Edward IV and his beautiful queen, Elizabeth Woodville, Anne grows from a delightful child to become ever more fearful and desperate when her father makes war on his former friends. Married at age fourteen, she is soon left widowed and fatherless, her mother in sanctuary and her sister married to the enemy. Anne manages her own escape by marrying Richard, Duke of Gloucester, but her choice will set her on a collision course with the overwhelming power of the royal family and will cost the lives of those she loves most in the world, including her precious only son, Prince Edward. Ultimately, the kingmaker’s daughter will achieve her father’s greatest ambition.

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    Good Read

    I couldn't put the book down. I have recommended it to a few friends.

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    The kingmaker's daughter

    Good book. Like all the her books

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    Fascinating time period

    This is one if my favorite time periods to read about. Unfortunately it was reduced to a very depressing romance novel without a good explanation of the motivations behind some of the more intriguing aspects of the war of the roses.

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    If you like the white queen you will love this. This account of the war of the roses from young Anne is fantastic.

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    Easy to get into

    Great book full of love,hate, jealousy conspiracy in every page. Keeps you wanting more. First book I've read by philippa Gregory. Soon to be a new favorite :)

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