A Rose for the Crown

A Rose for the Crown

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Baker & Taylor
Inspired by the life of Kate Haute, a tale set in medieval England follows her rise from a peasant-class family to the beloved mistress of the future King Richard III, with whom she bears three illegitimate children, endures a dangerous political war, and struggles against accusations about his murdered nephews. A first novel. Original. 100,000 first printing.

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Follows the rise of Kate Haute from English peasant to beloved mistress of the future King Richard III, with whom she bears three children, endures a dangerous political war, and struggles against personal accusations of murder.

Simon and Schuster
AN UNFORGETTABLE HEROINE,
A KING MISUNDERSTOOD BY HISTORY,
A LOVE STORY THAT HAS NEVER BEEN TOLD

In A Rose for the Crown, we meet one of history's alleged villains through the eyes of a captivating new heroine -- the woman who was the mother of his illegitimate children, a woman who loved him for who he really was, no matter what the cost to herself.

As Kate Haute moves from her peasant roots to the luxurious palaces of England, her path is inextricably intertwined with that of Richard, Duke of Gloucester, later King Richard III. Although they could never marry, their young passion grows into a love that sustains them through war, personal tragedy, and the dangerous heights of political triumph.

Anne Easter Smith's impeccable research provides the backbone of an engrossing and vibrant debut from a major new historical novelist.

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2006.
ISBN: 9780743276870
0743276876
Characteristics: xv, 650 p. : 1 map ; 24 cm.

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sasie
Jan 28, 2013

This is a beautiful romance within a very interesting historicial setting. I enjoyed the storyline and the characters.

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emerge
Feb 16, 2011

If you enjoy the books of Philippa Gregory & Alison Weir, you'll love this one. It's interesting how a character that earns your disgust in one book can gain your sympathy in another depending on who's side of the story you are getting.
Here, Richard is far from the hunchbacked horror of Shakespeare (keeping in mind his rendition was created for the grand-daughter of Richard's successor, Queen Elizabeth I).
Who knows the truth? The author successfully weaves fact with guesswork & has come up with a compelling & addictive read.

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