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Daughter of York

Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
Length: 23 hrs and 17 mins
4 out of 5 stars (170 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

History tells us that the intelligent, wealthy, and powerful Margaret of York had everything any woman could want, except for love. The acclaimed author of A Rose for the Crown takes us between the lines of history and into her heart.

It is 1461. Edward, son of Richard of York, ascends to the throne, and his willful sister, Margaret, immediately becomes a pawn in European politics as Edward negotiates her marriage. The young Margaret falls deeply in love with Anthony Woodville, the married brother of Edward's queen, Elizabeth. But Edward has arranged for his sister to wed Charles, son of the Duke of Burgundy, and soon Margaret is setting sail for her new life. Her official escort: Anthony Woodville.

Margaret of York eventually commanded the respect and admiration of much of Europe, but it appears to history that she had no emotional intimate. Anne Easter Smith's rare gift for storytelling and her extensive research reveal the love that burned at the center of Margaret's life, adding a new dimension to the story of one of the 15th century's most powerful women.

©2008 Anne Easter Smith (P)2008 Books on Tape

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  • Phyllis
  • Fort Worth, TX, USA
  • 02-20-08

Daughter of York

Excellent Book. A York Family Tree was helpful during reading as the book does stay very close to history and the characters are very believable. The narration was perfect and you leave the book caring about these people as if you really knew them. Always a good result of a well written book.

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Wonderful Book

A fabulous historical fiction story. Following the life of a young noble girl as she becomes princess and falls in love and is betrothed and married to another. A story with depth, character development, & inner plots of love, politics, & religion. All the things you shouldn't speak about at the dinner table weave themselves into this wonderful story.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Linda
  • El Sobrante, CA, United States
  • 09-30-09

York Outstanding

The story line flows like a novel. Kept my interest to the end. Especially enjoyed the scene descriptions. Rosalyn Landor is an excellent narrator.

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  • Michelle
  • san diego, CA, United States
  • 09-01-09

Very engaging book

The second book in the trilogy is well told, interesting and a good listen but doesn't captivate like the first story. I liked it well enough and am looking forward to the third in the series

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wonderful book

loved all the historical characters and didn't want it to end,can't wait to start her next book

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Excellent

Out of the dozens of books I have listened to on the various subjects of the kings and queens this was the first that had me in tears and lust . Fabulous I wished this was a series of books so I could continue the path.

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Boring

I purchased this book in hard back some years ago, didn't read it, can't remember why, and now it's in storage. Figured I'd give the audio book a listen. I tried a few times but couldn't get through it. This time I forced myself. It was painful. Rosalyn made it torture. I would request my money back but what I really want is my time back😩✋❌😔

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Tragic

As you read historical fiction you realize that the women who are the main characters are at heart very strong willed women who hold their own. This book added more dept to a young woman who was to her brother a piece on the chessboard of war and peace with other countries. He looked at her as a way to get another alliance without thinking of the consequences to her or what her life would be like...How she rose above it all is what carries the book.

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Love!!!

I did not want the stpry to end!!! The performance was truly captivating. Absolutely transcended me back in time.

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  • K&T
  • USA
  • 10-26-17

Have read almost every historical fiction book!

.....and this is easily in the top three. Loved every minute. Highly recommended to other historical fiction fans!!!!