Two Murders Reaped: The fourth in a saga about the Yorks, Lancasters and Nevilles, whose family feud started the "Cousin's War", now known as the Wars ... (1415-1495), the Thwarted Queen: Volume 4 Paperback – 28 Nov 2011
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About the Author
I have been writing fiction for ten years, completing one historical novel series and beginning another. I started writing novels by accident, because I had a class assignment to fulfill. But once I’d started, I couldn’t stop. I write historical novels because I’ve loved reading them all my life. When I was a child, I would lie on my bed reading Jean Plaidy’s novels about the Tudors, or Georgette Heyer’s novels about Regency England. In reading these novels, I was struck by how different the lives of women were in the past from the way they are today. My professional life has been multifarious and challenging. I have a PhD in Experimental Psychology from the University of Maryland, and have done research in cognition and perception. I’ve also been a violinist, a science writer, and a medical writer. I bring to my novels these varied experiences, as well as an old-fashioned sensibility and respect for the past.
Top Customer Reviews
Cecily is depicted as a selfish lady who is definitely relieved to hear her husband Richard of York was slain at Wakefield so that she will not have to bear children anymore and be able to enjoy her wealth on her own. She despises the wife, Elizabeth Woodville (the "Serpent", as she names her), that her bastard son Edward has chosen, so she chooses to publicly declare him illegitimate and admit to her adultery (rubbish, never happened, on the contrary she pledged innonce of such a sin even in her last will). Edward therefore has her arrested for treason and sends her to be convent caged. Once Richard comes to the throne, Cecily plays Lady Macbeth and pushes him to do Edward's sons by the Serpent away and thus secure his throne for the legitimate line of York. (and think this author seems to be a ricardian, or better a Woodville hater, or what would she have written?). Richard's tragedies (the loss of his only legitimate son and of his wife) are accounted for in exactly 3 lines even if distanced by a whole year and this is quite the average dramatisation you get in this 4 times split novel.
Do yourself a favour, unless you have the chance to read it for free as I did, save at least your money, because noone will give your time back.
When I love a book, I completely forget the story, so I am able to read it again, and thats the case with this series.
Love, love love them!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As I only got a repeat of the Thwarted Queen - word for word - I felt really let downPublished 22 months ago by gemmyjan
Did not enjoy very much, found the main details to be a little vague. Jumped around with the timeline. Not for me.Published on 21 April 2014 by Amazon Customer
Please read the review that I have created for the gilded cage as it applies to this book as well.Published on 25 Feb. 2014 by Benmaric
Really makes you wonder what did happen to the two princes. Were thy killed in the tower?? Would recommend to other avid readersPublished on 29 Jan. 2014 by pat jeavons
I think the book captures the whole essence of how life was back in the 1400/1500 century. I enjoyed reading itPublished on 20 Jan. 2014 by Nancy Mcmillan