Published in 2009, as the first installment in acclaimed author Philippa Gregory’s Cousins’ War series, ‘The White Queen,’ is a captivating and gripping peek into the kingdom that ruled England before the famous Tudors.
The novel begins when a young widow named Elizabeth meets the new boy King Edward to seeking restitution of her home.
Elizabeth is a beautiful young woman with ancestral links to a water goddess, and King Edward cannot help but be intrigued and attracted to her.
Before long Elizabeth, and Edward are married in secret, making her Queen.
As Elizabeth and her family strive to meet the demands that her new position requires they are thrust into a world filled with decadence, romance, intrigue, and war.
Elizabeth’s own sons become the center of a perplexing mystery based in fact, their disappearance from the Tower of London.
Bursting with rich period history, murder, political intrigue, romance, an endearing and strong willed main character in Elizabeth, makes, ‘The White Queen,’ a rewarding and satisfying read.
This novel is recommended for fans of royal, historical fiction, and author Philippa Gregory.
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