Monday, October 25, 2010

Upcoming Release: The Virgin Widow by Anne O'Brien

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The Virgin Widow 


Anne O'Brien
Publish Date: November 2nd 2010
Format: Paperback 488pp

Synopsis: (From the Publisher)
"A dazzling historical novel set during England's War of the Roses- the story of the courageous Anne Neville, future wife of Richard III, who comes of age in a time of chaos... 
Anne Neville, daughter of the powerful Earl of Warwick, grows up during the War of the Roses, a time when kings and queens are made and destroyed in an on-going battle for the ultimate prize: the throne of England. As a child Anne falls in love with the ambitious, proud Richard of Gloucester, third son of the House of York. But when her father is branded a traitor, her family must flee to exile in France. As Anne matures into a beautiful, poised woman, skillfully navigating the treacherous royal court of Margaret of Anjou, she secretly longs for Richard, who has become a great man under his brother's rule. But as their families scheme for power, Anne must protect her heart from betrayals on both sides-and from the man she has always loved, and cannot bring herself to trust."



Blodeuedd said...

I'd read it! :D

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

i hadn't heard of this one yet, thanks for sharing! great cover!

Malena of Royal Women said...

The title had me thinking of Catherine of Aragon at first x) I am adding this to my TBR-list! I like Anne Neville, and feel a bit sorry for her :/

Kate said...

Ooh! This is the first time I've heard of this. Sounds like it'll be a good release.

Unknown said...

Oh this sounds interesting. The only WOTR I have read so far was Daughter of York by Anne Easter Smith - can't wait!

Staci said...

This one looks and sounds great!!!

Melissa @ Confessions of an Avid Reader said...

I already have this one on my to be read pile, and will hopefully get to it soon. I'm really looking forward to reading about Richard III through the eyes of Anne Neville.