Queen by Right

Queen by Right

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From the award-winning author of A Rose for the Crown, Daughter of York, and The King's Grace comes another masterful historical novel--the story of Cecily of York, mother of two kings and the heroine of one of history's greatest love stories.

  Anne Easter Smith's novels are beloved by readers for their ability "to grab you, sweep you along with the story, and make you fall in love with the characters." * In Cecily Neville, duchess of York and ancestor of every English monarch to the present day, she has found her most engrossing character yet.

History remembers Cecily of York standing on the steps of the Market Cross at Ludlow, facing an attacking army while holding the hands of her two young sons. Queen by Right reveals how she came to step into her destiny, beginning with her marriage to Richard, duke of York, whom she meets when she is nine and he is thirteen. Raised together in her father's household, they become a true love match and together face personal tragedies, pivotal events of history, and deadly political intrigue. All of England knows that Richard has a clear claim to the throne, and when King Henry VI becomes unfit to rule, Cecily must put aside her hopes and fears and help her husband decide what is right for their family and their country. Queen by Right marks Anne Easter Smith's greatest achievement, a book that every fan of sweeping, exquisitely detailed historical fiction will devour.
Publisher: New York : Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, 2011.
Edition: 1st Touchstone trade pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9781416550471
141655047X
Branch Call Number: FIC/EASTER
Characteristics: xiii, 494 p. : geneal. tables , map ; 24 cm.

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This was my first book by AES and it got me hooked, since this book I've read everything by her that I could get my hands on :) The book is absolutely amazing and Cecily is an unforgetable heroine!
QBR explores the themes of love, family, marriage,power,and the right to rule. All of these are portrayed with Plantagenet England as a backround. Follow the beginning of the war of the roses through the eyes of some of it' s most pivotal characthers.
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ehbooklover Oct 30, 2011

Follows the evolving relationship between Cecily Neville and Richard, duke of York, and the struggle for wealth and power during the turbulent Plantagenet period. A strong female protagonist and a story rich in detail made for a very engrossing book.

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