NOTICE: (Updated March 5, 2010)

Beginning December 19, 2009, Books 'N Border Collies will be posting but only intermittently while I pursue personal goals. I plan to share some reading I'm doing, but there will be no reviews. I will, however, be sharing my exploration of vegetarian cooking and the cookbooks and websites I use to educate myself. I hope you enjoy it!

Lezlie



Sunday, November 30, 2008

THE KING'S DAUGHTER

by Sandra Worth



The King's Daughter. A Novel of the First Tudor Queen is the story of Elizabeth of York, daughter of Edward IV, sister of Edward V, niece to Richard III, wife of Henry VII, and mother of Henry VIII. There is a little bit of royal blood for you! :-)

Fans of the royal historical are in for a feast with Sandra Worth's new novel! Part of the attraction of these books is learning a bit of history along with the satisfaction of some good entertainment. The King's Daughter is a treasure trove of information regarding the end of the Wars of the Roses and the beginning of the Tudor dynasty. Richard III is portrayed as a benevolent king, the mystery of the "princes in the tower" is addressed, and toward the end the reader gets a glimpse into the workings of the very young mind of the future Henry VIII. And Ms. Worth's extensive Author's Note gives great reasons for taking the stories in the directions she did. Very interesting! Now I need to go back and read the previous novel, Lady of the Roses: A Novel of the Wars of the Roses. If real history classes were this wonderful, I'd have my Ph.D. by now!



10 comments:

Dar said...

Oooooooooh, this sounds good. Yet another for the historical fiction list courtesy of you. lol.

Daphne said...

I'm looking forward to reading this one.

Lezlie said...

Dar ~ It was! But I'm in need a break from historicals before they all start to sound the same! :-)

Daphne ~ I don't think you'll be disappointed. Very good book!

Lezlie

Jo-Jo said...

Man I love historical fiction...sounds like one I will have to read!

Lezlie said...

Jo-Jo ~ Me, too. It is the genre I always come back to eventually no matter what my current obsession may be.

Lezlie

Michele at Reader's Respite said...

Oh yay - I am so glad to hear this is a good one! It's calling to me (read me!).

Teddy Rose said...

Wonderful review! This one is on my TBR.

Lezlie said...

Michele & Teddy ~ It definitely a good one for people who like a lot of history with their story.

Lezlie

J. Kaye Oldner said...

She has two other series, I think, and I'd like to read those in 2009. I dearly love this author!

Lezlie said...

J.Kaye ~ I've got Lady of the Roses on my mental list for the 2nds Challenge. :-)

Lezlie