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A Rose for the Crown

Easter Smith, Anne (Book - 2006 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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AN UNFORGETTABLE HEROINE, A KING MISUNDERSTOOD BY HISTORY, A LOVE STORY THAT HAS NEVER BEEN TOLD In A Rose for the Crown, we meet one of history's alleged villains through the eyes of a captivating new heroine -- the woman who was the mother of his illegitimate children, a woman who loved him for who he really was, no matter what the cost to herself. As Kate Haute moves from her peasant roots to the luxurious palaces of England, her path is inextricably intertwined with that of Richard, Duke of Gloucester, later King Richard III. Although they could never marry, their young passion grows into a love that sustains them through war, personal tragedy, and the dangerous heights of political triumph. Anne Easter Smith's impeccable research provides the backbone of an engrossing and vibrant debut from a major new historical novelist.
Authors: Easter Smith, Anne
Title: A rose for the crown
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2006
Characteristics: xv, 650 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Notes: "A Touchstone Book."
ISBN: 0743276876
Branch Call Number: EASTERSM A
PS3605.A84 R67 2006
Statement of Responsibility: Anne Easter Smith
Subject Headings: Great Britain History Richard III, 1483-1485 Fiction Richard III, King of England, 1452-1485 Fiction
Genre/Form: Love stories
Historical fiction
LCCN: 2005052300
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Jan 28, 2013
  • sasie rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is a beautiful romance within a very interesting historicial setting. I enjoyed the storyline and the characters.

Feb 16, 2011
  • emerge rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

If you enjoy the books of Philippa Gregory & Alison Weir, you'll love this one. It's interesting how a character that earns your disgust in one book can gain your sympathy in another depending on who's side of the story you are getting.
Here, Richard is far from the hunchbacked horror of Shakespeare (keeping in mind his rendition was created for the grand-daughter of Richard's successor, Queen Elizabeth I).
Who knows the truth? The author successfully weaves fact with guesswork & has come up with a compelling & addictive read.

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