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Not as good as Philippa Gregory, but worth a read.,
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This review is from: Virgin Widow (Paperback)
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 two main characters.
I did love the story O'Brien had created true to history with the two being close friends in childhood, creating a foundation for their love later on. This is something that Gregory had not done.
This book is definetly worth a read if you love the War of the Roses and want to see a side to Richard III that Shakespeare had forgotten to include when he wrote his play for Tudor propaganda...