Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Daughter of York

Daughter of York by Anne Easter Smith

What was this book about?
Edward has overtaken his cousin and become king of England. His sister Margaret has now become a pawn in the political marriage game. You follow Margaret and her ladies-in-waiting throughout many years. Including her waiting for marriage, her marriage, the deaths of friends, others overtaking her country.

What was your favorite part about this book?
I enjoyed the look at Richard the most. Richard is a likable character in this novel where as in many others he isn’t that likable. He would be the uncle who locked his nephews in the Tower of London where they disappeared (and many think he killed them). This is in no way covered in this book – but interesting to see a different perspective on him – from his loving sister.

What was your least favorite part about this book?

At the end the author speaks about the “truth” in this book. I found it disappointing that most of the book and characters were false. I realize you can’t know everything about every person in history, but the thing I like most about historical fiction is that you can imagine what really happened in that point in time as opposed to just making up random things.

What genre would you consider this?
Historical Fiction

Overall: C+, interesting and a not-so-dry read.

I was really disappointed to find out that both her confidant and lover were not real at all and that any connection was just reaching.

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