Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Queen of Last Hopes

Author: Susan Higginbotham
Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
(January 1, 2011)  
ISBN-10: 1402242816

Book Description:

A man other than my husband sits on England's throne today.

What would happen if this king suddenly went mad? What would his queen do? Would she make the same mistakes I did, or would she learn from mine?

Margaret of Anjou, queen of England, cannot give up on her husband--even when he slips into insanity. And as mother to the House of Lancaster's last hope, she cannot give up on her son--even when England turns against them. This gripping tale of a queen forced to stand strong in the face of overwhelming odds is at its heart a tender tale of love.

Award-winning author Susan Higginbotham will once again ask readers to question everything they know about right and wrong, compassion and hope, duty to one's country and the desire of one's own heart.

My Review:

When fiction and the ancient past come together in a clash of heat and emotion, we get an amazing historical novel. The Queen of Last Hopes is the story of a queen who is ask to find inner strength and greatness. It is the story of one woman's determination to prevail against the odds and to remain strong for the sake of her family and country.

Readers who love history, will find here a well-written tale by a gifted author.

(Thank you to SourceBooks for my review copy.)