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    The King's Grace by Anne Easter Smith, read October-November, 2010.

  • Jennifer MacDonald

    The bestselling author of A Rose for the Crown and Daughter of York takes a young woman that history noticed only once and sets her on a quest for the truth about the murder of two… read more at Kobo.

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:) A Rose for the Crown takes place during England's Wars of the Roses, a civil war during the late fifteenth century between the royal houses of York and Lancaster, the white and the red rose respectively.

A Rose for the Crown - I love historical fiction and I couldn't get this one out of my head. 4 out of 5 stars. sm

Daughter of York by Anne Easter Smith

Amazing book about Cecily Neville-later Cecily Plantagent, Richard Duke of York's wife (Richard was the father of Edward the IV and Richard the III). Tells the story of Richard and Cecily's life together from childhood into the War of the Roses. Could not put this one down! Great lifelong love story that left me sobbing at times, while providing a great history lesson! This is the best book by Anne Easter Smith that I have read yet.

Poison by Sara Poole: I'm not a big fan of historical fiction but this book is so good. It has a strong female character during the Renaissance which is fantastic in itself.

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The Soldier's Wife by Margaret Leroy ... Another pinner wrote, "This book put me into a serious "book hangover" for days! Great read!"

The Plantagenets: The Kings Who Made England by Dan Jones. Yet another book for the ever-growing reading list.