Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Release: The Queen of Last Hopes by Susan Higginbotham

Publish Date: January 1st 2011
Format: Paperback 368pp

Synopsis (From the Publisher):
"When fifteen-year-old Margaret of Anjou journeys from France to marry England’s Henry VI, she hopes that her wedding will mean a lasting peace between England and France. Instead, England’s losses of French territory infuriate the people, resulting in the horrific murder of Margaret’s first friend in England, William de la Pole.
Pregnant at last after eight years of marriage, Margaret places her hopes in her coming child. Then the worst happens: the gentle, ineffectual Henry suddenly goes mad and cannot even recognize his longed-for son. As feuding nobles rush to exploit the situation, Margaret determines to protect the rights of her husband and her child.
Undaunted by exile, poverty, danger, and the slanders of her enemies, Margaret remains loyal to her cause even as those around her falter in their allegiances. For the man and the boy she loves best, she will risk everything—her reputation, her safety, and the future of England itself."



Amy said...

Definitely on my list!

Melissa @ Confessions of an Avid Reader said...

I can't wait to read this one! I pre-ordered a copy so I should receive it early in the week.

Misha said...

I am dying to read this book! I ordered it recently.

Svea Love said...

Avid_Reader & Misha: So glad you will be receiving a copy soon! I hope you enjoy it :)

Amy: A good choice for the TBR list!

Teddyree said...

This is on my wishlist, gorgeous cover too!