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Two Murders Reaped (Thwarted Queen, Book 4

(Thwarted Queen #4)

3.68  ·  Rating details ·  76 ratings  ·  5 reviews
TWO MURDERS REAPED is the fourth in a series of four books about Cecylee Neville (1415-1495), mother of Richard III and Edward IV, Queen by Right and Abbess. To those of you who enjoyed Anne Easter Smith’s historical novel about Cecily, TWO MURDERS REAPED uncovers the last thirty-five years of Cecylee’s life.

It is in October, 1459. Cecylee is forty-four years old and has b
Paperback, 210 pages
Published November 28th 2011 by Spun Stories Press (first published October 23rd 2011)
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The last segment of the series is by far the most entertaining. A lot of wit is injected and the story moves along at a much quicker pace than the others. I was in constant anticipation as to what was going to happen next and had a difficult time in putting this one down. The story feels well rounded and you truly get a feeling of who Cecylee was. It also gives a wonderful overview of all the historical happenings at this time such as deaths, births, marriages, battles etc.
Apr 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
Thwarted Queen divides into four books: book one THE BRIDE PRICE, book two ONE SEED SOWN, book three THE GILDED CAGE, book four TWO MURDERS REAPED.

TWO MURDERS REAPED is book four...It starts off wih Richard Duke of York, flees to elude capture and abandoned his wife Cecylee at Ludlow Castle. Left on her own with three small children, Cecylee walks down to the marketplace in Rouen, and waits for the Lancastrian army. What happens next is Cecylee worst nightmare.
After the murder of Richard, the H
I agree with other reviewers that this was the best written and most interesting segment of The Thwarted Queen story. Beginning with Cecylee standing up to Marguerite, the Bitch of Anjou, at Ludlow so that her husband and his followers could escape the Lancastrian army, this book covers the reigns of Cecylee's sons Edward & Richard.

It is difficult to review Two Murders Reaped on it's own because it is really only a portion of the story. This segment is basically the last half of The Thwarte
Apr 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
This was a book that I won on Goodreads. I didn't realize that it is 4th in the series, but I didn't find that to take away from this book. If anything, it made me want to get the other three. If you enjoy history, you'll enjoy this book. Even though the time period was the 1400's, I felt like these were people I could relate to. The main character, Cecylee Neville, the mother of King Richard III, lived quite a life. She proves that there was "a woman behind the throne". This part of the series ...more
Cyndi Stauff
Mar 19, 2012 marked it as to-read
Well, I must start reading the other books in the series so I'm up to date when this one is released!

Oh wait...I just saw it is released already! Yippee
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Born and raised in Surrey, England, CYNTHIA SALLY HAGGARD has lived in the United States for twenty-nine years. She has had four careers: violinist, cognitive scientist, medical writer and novelist. Why does she write historical novels? Because she has been reading them with great enjoyment since she was a child. Because she has a great imagination and a love of history that won't go away. And bec ...more

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