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The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory

“Any woman who dares to make her own destiny will always put herself in danger.”

This was my first Philippa Gregory novel, and my first historical novel this year. (Although I tried to read Outlander. But I put it aside after 200 pages because it was sexist.) I fully enjoyed this book and am super intrigued to continue this series. The British Royals and their history always sparked an interest in me and while this novel satisfied me 100%, it also made my hunger even bigger. Since my knowledge of British (or basically any) history is basically nonexistent, historical books always manage to captivate me. Since the events are real and Google knows everything its a challenge not to look everything up right away.

Philippa Gregorys writing is fantastic, romantic and wise. There are so many beautiful quotes in this book. Since its an adult, historical novel in English it took me a while longer to read than your typical YA story, but I still loved it lots.
I also love the portrayal of the main character and any other woman in this book. Yes, its the 15th century and women had no rights whatsoever. But while keeping everything historically accurate, the author still managed to write a powerful, independent and intelligent woman. Jacquetta was aware that, as a woman between many power-hungry men, she needed to tread carefully, but she never lost her dignity. (Not like some other female main character, who jumped back in time, and let her husband hit her just to forgive him a second later. And that was supposedly 300 years after Jacquetta lived. Never again tell me historical accuracy needs women to be disrespected.)

The never-ending power game, the back and forth between running and ruling are somewhat tiring but that isnt Philippa Gregorys fault. These royals are incredibly stubborn and often too stupid to rule a country.

What frightens me is the sheer size of this series. I doubt that I will finish it in the next few years, but I will continue it for sure.

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Fourteen-year-old Jacquetta, whose noble family claims descendance from the water goddess Melusine , learns the secrets of her inherited powers from her great aunt Jehanne , the Demoiselle of Luxembourg. Jacquetta befriends Joan of Arc , who is a prisoner at her uncle's castle, but later watches in horror as Joan is burned at the stake by the English-backed church.

When the young and beautiful Jacquetta is married to the older Duke of Bedford, English regent of France, he introduces her to a mysterious world of learning and alchemy. 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 has visions of the growing threat from the people of England and the danger of their royal York rivals. Jacquetta fights for her king and queen, as she sees an extraordinary and unexpected future for her daughter Elizabeth: a change of fortune, the white rose of York, and the throne of England…. Get a FREE e-book by joining our mailing list today! Plus, receive recommendations for your next Book Club read. By clicking 'Sign me up' I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the privacy policy and terms of use.

When the young and beautiful Jacquetta is married to the older Duke of Bedford, English regent of France, he introduces her to a mysterious world of learning and alchemy. 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 has visions of the growing threat from the people of England and the danger of their royal York rivals. Jacquetta fights for her king and queen, as she sees an extraordinary and unexpected future for her daughter Elizabeth: a change of fortune, the white rose of York, and the throne of England…. Wielding magic again in her latest War of the Roses novel after The Red Queen , Gregory demonstrates the passion and skill that has made her the queen of English historical fiction. Her heroine-narrator, Jacquetta of Luxembourg, who possesses second sight, is but 14 when she witnesses the execution of Joan of Arc.

What an amazing Summer of Reading I have had.. I was lucky enough to be able to kick back at the beach house for the entire Summer and do nothing but walk, swim, eat, take photos and read! It was certainly a blessed Summer. The 30 year saga is truly on an epic scale and I really doubt Hollywood could come up with such an awe inspiring tale. It definately adds some weight to the adage, Truth is stranger than fiction.

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