I wanted to like this book, but it was a disappointment. I gave it the three stars because it did help clear up some of my cloudiness about the relationships among the players in the Wars of the Roses. I also saw some parallels between the historical characters and the GRR Martin series Game of Thrones. Cersei parallels Elizabeth Woodville, for example, right down to surrounding the throne with family members and assuming control and ruling through her young son when her husband dies (rumored to be poisoned). Unfortunately the title character comes across as a whiny, unhappy woman who hides behind her womanly weakness and lack of power whenever she is in trouble but hates every other woman, who is probably as powerless as she is. The one woman who seems powerful, Elizabeth Woodville, is hated even more because she isn't a pawn. If you're obsessed by the Wars of the Roses, you might find some clarity here, but otherwise it's rather tedious and repetious.