The Rose of York Love War Author:Sandra Worth Adventure, deadly passion and intrigue... History's most enduring mystery... A love story that may have inspired a beloved fairy tale and Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet... — In a tumultuous era marked by peril and intrigue, reversals of fortune and violent death, the passions of a few rule the destiny of England and change the course of h... more »istory . . .
Set in Malory’s England during the Wars of the Roses, this stirring tale of passion and romance tells the true love story of the two star-crossed lovers, Richard of Gloucester and Lady Anne Neville, before they become King and Queen of England.
Known as Shakespeare's villain, Richard III is also the king who gave mankind "Blind Justice" and the legal concepts that flowered into modern Western democracy. Against the sweep of England's fifteenth century War of the Roses, Love & War, the first book in the Rose of York series, recreates Richard's tumultuous early years and his love affair with Anne Neville, the traitor's daughter he made his queen.
A story so incredible it can only be true.
"A deftly written, reader engaging, thoroughly entertaining and enthusiastically recommended historical novel that documents it's author as a gifted literary talent." - Midwest Book Review
"A beautifully written novel, etched by a masterful storyteller." - Wendy J. Dunn author of Dear Heart, How Like You This?
"This account of war, political intrigue, reversals of fortune, difficult choices, and death is interlaced with the romantic love story of Richard (Plantagenet) and Anne Neville, daughter of Warwick the Kingmaker. Sandra Worth presents these historical figures in a compelling and believable manner. This is one historical novel that will keep you entranced until the very end. Then you won't be able to wait for the second book." Guide Rating: Five Stars - About.com
Hailed as a classic, meticulously-researched The Rose of York Love War reveals the truth about Richard III. Award-winning novelist Sandra Worth shows how his life impacts ours in a story of war and peace, love and hate, right and wrong, affording stunning modern parallels.« less
Overly romantic depiction of Richard III. The simplistic and unimaginative prose made it very difficult to finish this book. I felt I was reading a low-level YA novel. Both Anne and Richard suffer from one-note characterizations - they're both totes in love with each other and are sainted sufferers. The author also has an unbelievably hacktacular moment at the end of the book by slightly tweaking the Sullivan Ballou letter (from Ken Burns' The Civil War documentary) and having it written by one of the characters. Unbelievable. .5 stars