THE ROSE OF YORK: LOVE AND WAR
Shakespeare's famed play portrayed King Richard III as a malicious, conniving ruler who plotted murder. Here, Sandra Worth shows us a balanced and humane story of Richard and his times. He is in love with Anne Neville, daughter of the kingmaker and traitor, Warwick. As in any good fictional romance, the two must overcome personal obstacles, family loyalties and the treachery of others to be together.
The historical detail is marvelous. Worth's depiction of the troubled times, uncertainty of life and the portrayal of historical figures as multidimensional people with good intentions, bad decisions, greed, jealousy and goodness of heart will leave you wanting the next book immediately. (Jun., 300 pp., $17.95)