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Virgin Widow by Anne O'Brien
Virgin Widow by Anne O'Brien
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This story is told through Anne Neville's eyes and touches upon the heartless marriage (if you can call it a marriage) between herself and the evil Prince of Wales (Lancaster). This book states to be a love story between Anne and Richard Plantagenet (Richard III), which is heavily emphasized throughout the book, but there is something lacking in this romance novel.
The historic facts have been left out or reworded and changed to suit a 'happily-ever-after' conclusion. It is a shame that this story ends just after Anne has her son. It would have been good if Anne O'Brien had explored the couple's life after marriage and the birth of their son, making it a true romance story between the… Read more
The Kingmaker's Daughter (Cousins War 4) by Philippa Gregory
Set in the conflict of the Cousin's War (a.k.a. War of the Roses) this book follows the tale of Anne Neville, the wife of Richard III.
Philippa Gregory's portrayal of the young Anne through to her conclusion is written superbly through Anne's voice. A mixture of emotions flow in and out of this book, making you cry, smile and fall in love with her story- no one could have written a better true and accurate portrayal of Anne Neville's life.
This book also delves into another portrayal of Richard Plantagenet, as the reader sees a more human side to this complex character (no thanks to Shakespeare). The romance between the two characters is more than believable as Gregory uses… Read more

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