Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Upcoming 2012 Historical Fiction Release: The Kingmaker's Daughter by Philippa Gregory

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Publish Date: August 14th 2012
Format: Hardcover 400 pp

Synopsis (From the Publisher):
"In The Kingmaker’s Daughter, #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory presents the riveting story of Anne Neville, her sister Isabel, and their ever-changing fortunes.The Kingmaker’s Daughter is the gripping and ultimately tragic story of the daughters of the man known as the “Kingmaker,” the most powerful magnate in England through the Cousins’ Wars. In the absence of a son and heir, he uses the two girls as pawns in his political games, but they grow up to be influential players in their own right. In this novel, her first sister story since The Other Boleyn Girl, 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 brought up in intimacy and friendship with the family of Richard, Duke of Gloucester, to become ever more fearful and desperate when her father makes war on his former friends. Her will is tested when she is left widowed and fatherless, with her mother in sanctuary and her sister married to the enemy. Fortune’s wheel turns again when Richard rescues Anne from her sister’s house, with danger still following Anne, even as she eventually ascends to the throne as queen. Having lost those closest to her, she must protect herself and her precious only child, Prince Edward, from a court full of royal rivals."

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Amber at The Musings of ALMYBNENR said...

I'm looking forward to it! I've enjoyed most of Philippa's books. :)

Bookish in a Box said...

Philippa Gregory's works are some of my favorite historical novels. This sounds right up my alley!

Dr J said...

I LOVE Phillipa Gregory--I "cut my reading teeth" on her books along with some of the Austin books and other Regency works that were around years ago. Just one of the finest historical writers.

Svea Love said...

Dr J ~ She was my first experience in reading historical fiction as well! I'm looking forward to seeing how she handles this new sister story.