More like a gangland war for turf and loot than chivalry, the War of Roses disrupted the life of the English commoners for hundreds of years. Roan Rose is the story of one of them, a girl born on the Yorkshire dales. When the Countess of Warwick decides to take sturdy, gentle Rose to Middleham Castle to be companion and bed-time poppet for her youngest daughter, Anne, her fate is changed forever. Rose bears intimate witness to the passions, betrayals, battles and all the reversals of fortune which will shape her lady’s life—and her own. Anne Neville will briefly become a Queen, and Richard, Rose’s secret love, will become a King, one whose name has become synonymous with evil.
When her King is betrayed and slain at Bosworth Field, Rose returns to a peasant’s hard life. She has one final service to perform.
Publication Date: October 1, 2013
Books We Love, Ltd.
Formats: eBook, Paperback
Books We Love, Ltd.
Formats: eBook, Paperback
This is my second book by Juliet Waldron, she is a new to me author and I really enjoyed Mozart's Wife. I loved the beginning of this book, we meet Rosalba, a young girl of 10. At that age it was very easy to connect with her, to feel what she was going through as she made that first journey to meet Anne Neville. To leave her mother and little sisters behind, to begin a new life elsewhere, knowing that she had no choice in the matter.
I've never read anything about Anne Neville as a young child and I found this book to be a refreshing change. Watching her (Anne) grow up was interesting, as well as her relationship with Richard. So many books portray Richard in such a bad light, that this was a refreshing change.
The authors attention to detail really brought this story to life and shows the amount of research that went into this book. Even though I knew how this was all going to end I still enjoyed the book and had a hard time putting it down. Definitely an author I will be reading more of.
Praise for Roan Rose“a beautiful story of love and loyalty set during the tumultuous reign of Richard III”
“I loved the strength of this woman”
“This author has a powerful sense of Time and Place”
“Waldron certainly knows her history…Yet despite its accuracy … Roan Rose is ultimately a book about character”.
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“Not all who wander are lost.”
Juliet Waldron earned a B. A. in English, but has worked at jobs ranging from artist’s model to brokerage. Thirty years ago, after the boys left home, she dropped out of 9-5 and began to write, hoping to create a genuine time travel experience for herself–and for her readers. She loves her grand-girls and her kitties, likes to take long hikes, and reads historical/archeological non-fiction as well as reviewing for the Historical Novel Society. For summer adventure, she rides behind her husband of 50 years on his “bucket list” (black, and ridiculously fast) Hyabusa motorcycle.
You can find more information at www.julietwaldron.com or connect with Juliet on Facebook.
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