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The House of York ~ a contemporary family drama, spanning the years 1993 - 2014.

Widowed single mum, Lisa Grey, and wealthy businessman, Elias York, are young and madly in love. A recipe for happiness? But Lisa is marrying into a complicated family. Her new sister-in-law doesn't want to know her. Middle brother Gabriel's marriage suffers under a cloud of infidelity and gamb
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Published October 20th 2015 (first published October 19th 2015)
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Cathy Ryan
Nov 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
When widowed single mother Lisa Grey meets the charismatic and gorgeous Elias York, whose family own the popular chain of York wine bars and cafés, there is an instant attraction. Lisa is waiting for her friend to pick her up when Elias and Paul Hastings pull up to view a cottage for sale. After a chatting with Elias and Paul Lisa decides to accept their offer to look around the cottage with them and the course of her life is set from that moment.

Jacquie, Lisa’s mum, is an intuitive and knows Li
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Liza Perrat
Mar 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
An enthralling, character-driven family saga from a master storyteller. I loved it!
Zoe Saadia
Oct 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I picked House of York a few days ago, and since that moment I hadn't been able to do anything around my house, neither work nor house chores. Snatching every single moment to read on and on, I was huddling away from my family, sometimes reading in the grocery store's checkout lines when there was almost no customers ahead of me, not to mention that I managed to drag my Kindle even to the restroom, that desperately caught in this story I was. So this is a warning to anyone who would pick this bo ...more
Judith Barrow
Nov 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Oh, I do like this author’s work! Readable, enjoyable, unputdownable (yes, I do know there is no such word but it expresses how I feel about Terry Tyler’s books!)
So to this, the latest: The House of York.
Not one to give out spoilers I pinched the blurb!
Widowed single mum, Lisa Grey, and wealthy businessman, Elias York, are young and madly in love. A recipe for happiness? But Lisa is marrying into a complicated family. Her new sister-in-law doesn't want to know her. Middle brother Gabriel's marri
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Rosie Amber
Oct 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The House Of York is a modern day family drama loosely based on events from the English Wars of The Roses, pre Tudor times of the marriage between Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville. The delight is that you can read it in a number of ways. A complex family drama, or a reminder of the twists and turns of another era in history, or a book about how generations often seem to repeat similar paths over and over. History buffs can remind themselves of the era with the link the author provides and the l ...more
Scatterbooker
Nov 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars, contemporary
The House of York is a riveting family saga loosely based on The Wars of the Roses.

Terry Tyler specialises in epic family sagas that bring English history into the modern world and this time the focus is on the House of York.

The story begins when Lisa Grey – the modern Elizabeth Woodville – meets the rich and handsome owner of York’s Wine bars, Elias York (King Edward.) Lisa thinks that she and her son are set for life when Elias proposes, but his complicated family means that things aren’t alwa
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Coco.V
Apr 29, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Barb Taub
Nov 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Definition of Paradigm: a theory or a group of ideas about how something should be done, made, or thought about –Miriam-Webster

Terry Tyler gave serious consideration to the Tudors’ historical makeover in her stunning novel, Kings and Queens (see my review plus interview with Terry here) and its sequel, Last Child (reviewed here). As I said in that review, what turned an interesting concept into a tour de force was that each of “Henry’s” wives told her personal story in her own unique voice. It w
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Joanne Phillips
Nov 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was intrigued by the blurb for The House of York – love and loss, murderous intent, abduction, a compelling saga – and having read quite a few of Terry’s previous books I knew I was in safe hands before I started reading. What I wasn’t prepared for was just how astonishingly good this book actually is. Very few authors could carry off multiple first person viewpoints, but Terry Tyler not only carries it off, she makes it into an art form.

The story pivots around Lisa, widowed single mum who fa
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Joanne
Nov 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was intrigued by the blurb for The House of York – love and loss, murderous intent, abduction, a compelling saga – and having read quite a few of Terry’s previous books I knew I was in safe hands before I started reading. What I wasn’t prepared for was just how astonishingly good this book actually is. Very few authors could carry off multiple first person viewpoints, but Terry Tyler not only carries it off, she makes it into an art form.

The story pivots around Lisa, widowed single mum who fa
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Alison
Jan 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Having read several of Terry Tyler’s books, and having enjoyed all of them, particularly ‘Kings and Queens’ and ‘Last Child’, I had very high expectations of this, her latest book. This writer has a real gift for intelligent, intriguing and compelling family-based dramas with realistic characters, twists and turns and page-turning storylines - and ‘The House of York’ has all this and more.
At the centre of the story is the relationship between widowed single mum Lisa Grey and the handsome, charis
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Georgia Rose
Jul 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I know something of the story The House of York has been based on and of how King Edward IV met Elizabeth Woodville, or in this case, how Elias York met Lisa Rivers.

Tyler has written a tale of this family saga spanning over eleven years and involving more than twenty characters and the tale progresses with chapters written from about nine different point of view in whoever’s voice is most appropriate at the time.

Tyler writes the different characters very well throughout and I particularly enjoye
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Sarah
Jan 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
The House of York is a family saga spanning over eleven years.

The story itself flicks between different characters over the years.

There are quite a lot of characters in the story and I have to admit to feeling a little lost at times until I got used to all the characters and who they were and how they fitted into the York family.

Lisa had to be my favourite character, she is probably the only character a long with her mother who, what you see is what you got. She is down to earth and is a genuine
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Deborah Swift
Dec 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The House of York is a contemporary drama loosely based on events during the era of the Wars of the Roses. It includes part of the plot of the Princes in the Tower (albeit updated) and this adds extra interest for history buffs.

The events are told from several points of view, mostly unreliable (!) and this family saga is part thriller, part crime, part intrigue, with a good dollop of psychology thrown in. This makes it sound complex, and it is, but it is also a seamless and entertaining read. Th
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Roy Murry
Feb 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
THE HOUSE OF YORK

TERRY TYLER

Review by Roy Murry, Author

Wealth and power are strange bedfellows. They either make you happy or destroy you, but a strong family that has it must go on to preserve the core whether misused or not.

Ms. Tyler, again, has brought to light in a well-written dramatic form the trials and tribulations of a wealthy family in present-day England using characters of its past. Englishmen may recognize the names, but the story is new.

In each chapter, a character gives you an up
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Dee Dee
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Captivating!

I haven't been able to put this novel down. Cover to cover, I found myself devouring every page. Toward the end I found myself shocked! I only wish there were a sequel!
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Shaz Goodwin
Jan 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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From the moment Lisa meets Elias in 1993 when she is 23 years old and a widowed, single mum we are drawn into the York family. Each family member has a narration which gives depth and colour not only to the characters themselves but to how the family is a living entity which scars and wounds but also uplifts and supports.

Sister-in-law Megan with her wish for a hermit existence, brother-in-law Gabriel with his alcoholism and gambling, brother-in-law Richard
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Suze Lavender
Feb 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Lisa Grey falls in love with Elias York. He runs a successful business and she's a widow. She married young and lost her husband at an early age. She and Elias get married and now she's part of the rich York family. There are even York Towers, a place where Lisa doesn't want to go. Lisa and her mother have a bad feeling about them. The York family has a dark side, a side that comes to the surface more and more. Their peaceful life will be disrupted by family scandals, adultery, secrets and shady ...more
Maggie
Feb 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The House of York is a modern family saga based on the historical figures from the War of the Roses. Now that ruling monarchies are all but gone, the reigning classes are the super-rich. Enter Elias York, heir apparent to a considerable family fortune.
He marries the lovely Lisa and for about two seconds, their lives are blessed. But where there is great wealth, there is also great jealousy and intrigue. Add to the cauldron the beautiful India, the feckless Gabriel, and sparks fly. On the sidelin
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Rose
Nov 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I’ve enjoyed all of the Terry Tyler books so far, particularly her contemporary reworkings of Tudor court intrigue (Kings & Queens and the sequel Last Child). So I had been waiting eagerly for the release of this book, which is a modern day tale loosely based on the events of the Wars of the Roses.

I was not disappointed.

Lisa’s marriage seems like a classic ‘fairy tale happy ending’, but as she's married into a completely dysfunctional family it turns out instead to be the beginning of a family s
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Mary Rowen
Mar 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this gripping family saga from beginning to end. It's the kind of story I could've read straight through without stopping if I'd had a nice long block of time, because every time I turned on my Kindle and began reading, I'd hate to have to shut it off. Unfortunately, right around the time I started The House of York, a family member developed some serious health issues, so I was only able to read a chapter or two at a time. Hence, I'll always remember The House of York as the bright spot ...more
Kate’s Book Spot
May 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Firstly I’d like to thank the author for sending me this eBook to read and share my thoughts. I have previously read and enjoyed some of Terry’s other books (reviews on my blog) so I was looking forward to this one.

When I found out that this storyline was about a modern-day family but loosely based on events that took place during the War of the Roses, I was intrigued. I think it gave the book an extra twist of reality.

There were parts of Lisa’s life that I could really relate to and I feel this
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Julie Haiselden
Dec 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The House of York is the eleventh novel by accomplished Indie writer Terry Tyler. We first meet the York family in 1993 and follow their lives over the next twenty one years through the eyes of the main protagonists. We find ourselves in the privileged position of seeing their innermost thoughts and feelings as their intertwined lives unfold.

Whilst the story works well in its own right, a knowledge of the late Plantagenet and early Tudor dynasties is a clear advantage as it enables the reader to
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Elizabeth Lloyd
Oct 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This impressive saga of the three sons of York is seen through the eyes of several participants in the story. First we meet Lisa, a single parent from an ordinary family, who is swept off her feet by the charismatic Elias York and soon she has become part of the vast York business empire including his convivial brother, Gabriel and Richard, the secretive, inscrutable youngest sibling.

As each of the brothers enter matrimony, the complex plot builds, with threads of discontent and conspiracy distu
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Cathy
Oct 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What a fantastic book. I loved reading every page of it. The combination of family drama, romance, mystery and an historical framework based on the Wars of the Roses makes for a gripping read with so many twists and turns you can't put it down. Really well written as you'd expect from this author but the best I've read yet from Terry Tyler. The ending is completely unexpected, sinister and leaves your imagination working overtime. There is a very dark side to this novel which is explored honestl ...more
Anne Harvey
May 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
I knew that this book was loosely based on the story of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville but set in modern times, a very clever premise. However, having read all of Philippa Gregory’s Plantagent novels, I did find myself comparing the two stories and that did confuse me somewhat. In House of York, when Lisa Grey, a widow with a young child, meets Elias York, head of the York wine bar empire, it is a coup de foudre. Their marriage has repercussions within the York family, alcoholic Gabriel and e ...more
Linda Gobble
Mar 30, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Sex with a minor??? How did this book ever get published?

The story is about a rich and very dysfunctional family. Almost every chapter was dedicated to one character in the book. And there were a lot of characters. Having so much time dedicated to so many character seemed to make the story go nowhere. I tried to look past the one brother who was an alcoholic and drug addict and one brother who was into bondage sex, but when a twenty-nine year old woman started having sex with a seventeen year
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Miss Dizzy Read
Jan 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Whenever I'm looking for a book on Amazon, usually crime, thriller genre, other random books come up and this was it. I think I've found my new classier version of Kimberley chambers. Loved every minute of this family saga, it's apparently loosely based on the events during the era of the War of the Roses, but haven't read anything on that, so didn't spoil it for me.

It's all based on a rich family and their relationships over the years, concentrating on different members both together and separa
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Ann
Feb 23, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Soap opera

Let’s just throw it all and the kitchen sink in there. S&M. Kidnapping. Alcoholism. Murder. Anti-social behavior. Sociopaths. Pure evil. Greed. Deceit. Greed. You name it, it’s there.
Gerry
Oct 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A great book by a wonderful writer!
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