Lupus, Lupy belly dance teacher and photographer gal...in love with Midieavel novels...
This is a well written and quite a page turner. The life and experiences of a woman who created a history of amazing women and men, Jaquette, the great grandmother Henry the VIII and the 3rd great grandmother of the famed Elizabeth the I, the Virgin queen. And imagine, these amazing people were descendants of a mystical water Goddess!? You must read this book and the rest in Phillipa Gregory's White Queen series to figure that out.
The cousins' war series is wonderful. Have listened to it many times & always note something I must have missed before. Characters develop & change & grow. Hope she writes more series like this.
Have you ever seen the movie "Vantage Point"? To me, this series is the story of the Yorks told in that way. This story tells much about the White Queen's mother giving greater understanding of the period.
I really enjoy listening to her voice and it is perfect for the story.
Yes, Having not read or listened to the first 2 books, I had no expectation and was engaged for the whole story. beautifully written and the audio is Perfect.
History . Historical books don't often hold my attention, and I tend to drift at points. Not so with this book. Highly recommend it
Made it come alive and her voice gave clarity to emotion and events.
I loved to whole story..which is saying a lot for me, and each part told it's own layered story, and the voice gave these complicated layers life
Jacetta has an interesting story, and it is told well. Wish I had read it before i read The White Queen. Doubt it has much historical accuracy, but I liked the characters, the pace, and the magic. Couldn't stop listening.
This is one of my favorite books.
I love the main character Jaquetta. I really enjoy historical dramas.
The history and characters. It's also a long story so I feel like I got my money's worth.
When the main character made the decision to marry the low-born man that she loves.
The way in which the narrator constantly said the name "Jacquetta" was distracting and annoying.
Mother, wife, avid reader, cook extraordinaire!
Philippa Gregory's command of the fact from this period lend easily to the story lines and characters. She used real people and real events as guide posts to lead you through an engrossing tale of intrigue, hatred, witchcraft, and pure unadulterated passion. This title is one of my favorites, having read or listened to 6 previous titles in this time period.
This story takes before The White Queen and The Red Queen. It follows Jaquetta Rivers, mother of Elizabeth Woodville who is the lead in The White Queen. Knowing what is to come in The White Queen, I continued to think I knew what was about to happen and I was constantly surprised by the plot twists. This is a fascinating story surrounding an absolutely wonderfully portrayed woman who tried to make her own way in a world ruled by men.
Bianca Amato is a fabulous narrator who masterfully portrays multiple characters with ease. I would recommend anyone listen to her read anything. I look forward to listening to her again.