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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.

12 of 13 people found this review helpful

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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.

4 of 4 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.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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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

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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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

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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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.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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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!!!!

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Romance---O my, I've grown to old for them.

What disappointed you about Daughter of York?

I Like historial fiction, mystery, and fantasy.....Miss Marple...Mrs Pollifax, or someone flying off on a dragon. This book is just no fun, a lot woo, nobody loves me, till the last chapter.

Would you ever listen to anything by Anne Easter Smith again?

no

Would you be willing to try another one of Rosalyn Landor’s performances?

if it,s not romance

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

all the above

Any additional comments?

Please don't let me get any more romance books. I'm old, crippled, How can I fullfill those fantasies.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Horribly disappointed

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

This book is geared more to someone looking for a pure romance novel without regard to history.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Another book by Margaret Atwood, I am hooked!

What didn’t you like about Rosalyn Landor’s performance?

She was unconvincing, but mostly because of the book's poor material.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

I am completely disapointed and bored with this book, cannot make it past first 2 hours.

Any additional comments?

The author portrays Margaret of York as a cat in heat oogling at every man she sees, from a courrier to the married Antony Woodville, brother of her (future) Sister-in-law, but fearing marriage. It makes her seem both rediculous and wanton at the same time. I am not buying it.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful