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The Virgin Widow by Anne O'Brien
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Jan 04, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: 2011
Recommended for: Historical fiction lovers
Read from December 26, 2010 to January 01, 2011 — I own a copy , read count: 1

I had never read anything about the War of the Roses before this book, so I was hoping it would be an awesome introduction to the period, and it did not disappoint. I really enjoyed Anne Neville from the start – she has everything I enjoy in a historical fiction leading lady, and because so little is known about her, it’s a fantastic little fantasy that comes close to being believable.

We start out with Anne at a young age, with the opportunity to see what her relationships may have been like with her sister and parents, as well as her introduction to Richard Plantagenet and some other friends who would remain influential throughout her life. Anne is a stubborn, yet likewise sympathetic child, who seems somewhat unhappy in the knowledge that her future will be inevitably political, her father being one of the most powerful men in England at the time. While she doesn’t seem to agree with this future, she knows it’s unavoidable, and seeks to make it as comfortable for herself as she can.

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