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Lady of the Rivers by Phillpa Greggory Book Review

  • Nov 8, 2012 · 7:00 PM
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Join us for food, discussion & fun for this months book, "Lady of the Rivers" by Phillpa Gregory.

http://www.amazon.com/Lady-Rivers-Novel-Cousins-War/dp/1416563717

 

A story rich in passion and legend, The Lady of the Rivers is the story of Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford, a woman who navigated a treacherous path through the battle lines in the Wars of the Roses.

When Jacquetta is married to the Duke of Bedford, English regent of France, he introduces her to a mysterious world of learning and alchemy. Her only friend in the great household is the duke’s squire Richard Woodville, who is at her side when the duke’s death leaves her a wealthy young widow. The two become lovers and marry in secret, returning to England to serve at the court of the young King Henry VI, where Jacquetta becomes a close and loyal friend to his new queen.

The Woodvilles soon achieve a place at the very heart of the Lancaster court, though Jacquetta can sense the growing threat from the people of England and the danger of their royal York rivals. As Jacquetta fights for her king and her queen, she can see an extraordinary and unexpected future for her daughter Elizabeth: a change of fortune, the throne of England, and the white rose of York. . . .

 

Philippa Gregory is known best for her novel "The Other Boelyn Girl" a story from Anne Boelyn's sister. The book was turned into a movie starring Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson. I didnt care for the movie as much, but loved the book!

 

Please bring a drink or snack to share, and also suggestions for our next book! I hope you have an awesome month filled with Pumpkins, haunted houses & cool costumes! I love this time of year, and there is so much to do around the Valley. Also, if you havent joined our Facebook group, please join. Id love to share thoughts on the book or future books throughout the month.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/432420166801962/

Jen

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