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The Lady of the Rivers Audiobook

The Lady of the Rivers

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Publisher's Summary

Passion. Danger. Witchcraft....

The Lady of the Rivers is number-one New York Times best-selling author Philippa Gregory’s remarkable story of Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford, a woman who navigated a treacherous path through the battle lines in the Wars of the Roses.

Descended from Melusina, the river goddess, Jacquetta always has had the gift of second sight. As a child visiting her uncle, she met his prisoner, Joan of Arc, and saw her own power reflected in the young woman accused of witchcraft. They share the mystery of the tarot card of the wheel of fortune before Joan is taken to a horrific death at the hands of the English rulers of France. Jacquetta understands the danger for a woman who dares to dream.

Jacquetta is married to the Duke of Bedford, English regent of France, and 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 royal rivals. Not even their courage and loyalty can keep the House of Lancaster on the throne. Henry the king slides into a mysterious sleep; Margaret the queen turns to untrustworthy favorites for help; and Richard, Duke of York, threatens to overturn the whole kingdom for his rival dynasty.

Jacquetta fights for her king, her queen, and for her daughter, Elizabeth, for whom Jacquetta can sense an extraordinary and unexpected future: a change of fortune, the throne of England, and the white rose of York.

A sweeping, powerful story rich in passion and legend and drawing on years of research, The Lady of the Rivers tells the story of the real-life mother of the white queen.

©2011 Philippa Gregory (P)2011 Simon and Schuster Audio

What the Critics Say

“Sexy… scandalous… smart.” (Redbook)

“Gregory is a consummate historical author.” (Historical Novels Review)

“Confident, colorful, convincing, and full of conflict, betrayal, and political maneuvering.” (Publishers Weekly)

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    Heather PALM BAY, FL, United States 01-31-12
    Heather PALM BAY, FL, United States 01-31-12 Member Since 2011

    Audio Books make people better drivers! I’m never in a hurry to get where I need to go because I would rather be in Tudor England, listening to a good historical fictional novel. Or I could be somewhere far away with dragons and magic, listening to fantasy. When that is too much drama, I love keeping up with fashion and girl talk with one of my favorite “chick lit” novels.

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    "One of my favorites from Philippa Gregory!"
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    I loved how it fit perfectly with The White Queen. The story of Melusina is so enchanting, and the constant conflicts Jacquetta faces keeps you intrigued.


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    M. Legg universe 04-05-17
    M. Legg universe 04-05-17 Member Since 2017

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    This book was a great read and the audio version was great as well. Highly recommended.

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    K. Roper Waco, Tx USA 04-02-17
    K. Roper Waco, Tx USA 04-02-17 Member Since 2017

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    I'm obsessed with these series of books right now and I absolutely love them! I have them all.

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    Lizzieb Houston, TX 03-19-17 Member Since 2015

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    Cindy 03-18-17
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    loved it. love all her books and the way she ties the stories all together

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    I listened first to The White Queen then The Lady of the Rivers. Found a new favorite series of books!!

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    Rose 02-01-17
    Rose 02-01-17 Member Since 2017
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    I am so pleased with the performance and story. I look forward to more of her novels.

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    Niki Gamboa 01-30-17
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    Ms. Amato did an amazing job with the characters in the book, she brought each of them their own personality. Ms. Gregory can really tell a story !! I love Lady Rivers ♡ with her sight and unique self... Great Book

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    Loved this story. Bianca Amato brings it to life. Gripping tale. She does a wonderful job of portraying the characters.

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    Plot repetitive and boring . Bianca d'amato's Performance good as always Not really worth my time.

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