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Roan Rose by [Waldron, Juliet]
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Length: 375 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

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More like a gangland war for turf and loot than chivalry, the War of Roses disrupted the life of the English commoners for hundreds of years. Roan Rose is the story of one of these, a girl born on the Yorkshire dales. When the Countess of Warwick, decides to take sturdy, gentle Rose to Middleham Castle to be companion and bed-time poppet for her youngest daughter, her fate is changed forever.

Rose bonds strongly with Anne Neville, her young mistress. She also meets a royal boy enduring his knightly training—Richard of Gloucester, King Edward’s little brother. The noble children have illness and accidents as they grow, but Rose remains a constant, always there to nurse and serve.

Rose bears intimate witness to the passions, betrayals, battles and all the reversals of fortune which will shape her lady’s life—and her own. Anne Neville will briefly become a Queen, and Richard, Rose’s secret love, will become a King, one whose name has become synonymous with evil. When the King is betrayed and slain at Bosworth Field, Rose returns to a peasant’s hard life. She has one final service to perform.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1850 KB
  • Print Length: 375 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Books We Love Ltd. (1 October 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FKKAN98
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #325,948 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best historical fiction! 20 September 2016
By Jeannie - Published on
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Well researched and the best, in my opinion, to get a glimpse of the Richard III. It portrays him as a sweet and just young man who were a brave and an excellent Duke who also loved Anne Neville. Once his brother Edward dies and the kingship is at stake, his paranoia, not totally unfounded, overtakes him and becomes the "evil king." I savored this book the second time around and took my time with it. I absolutely loved it!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing. It read more like a very rough draft than a finished story. 5 September 2016
By AvidReader - Published on
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The author, proofreaders,etc need to pay attention. There are so many spelling/grammar/wording, etc errors the storyline gets lost. Or did the author simply start writing whatever popped into her head without worrying about where she was going with it?
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful read 4 June 2015
By A.M. Westerling - Published on
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I loved this book. It's my favorite of all the books I've read by Ms. Waldron so far.

This is the story of Rosalba Whitby, a peasant girl who becomes a companion to Anne Neville, future wife of Richard III. It's written in Rosalba's POV and I literally became immersed in her life and times thanks to the author's attention to detail and description.

Richard III is not portrayed as the monster history has made him out to be, rather a product of the political intrigue at the time.

Wonderful read and I highly recommend it.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Read about Rosealba 10 July 2014
By Kathleen Ingram - Published on
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A very good book that I enjoyed immensely and recommend whole heartedly. A special purchase that I am glad I hear about and read until I was finished. Juliet Waldron's grasp of time and period history is superb and detailed. Her characters were well developed and sympathetic.

Historically, of course this did not happen but it COULD have as we know that Richard III had relationships in his early years, two at least that produced children. Period wise, such relationships were commonplace which made the book so plausible and delightful.

Rosealba's origins and her life story were fascinating, she represented everywoman of those harsh medieval times.As a back story to the life of Richard III it was flawless.

The ending gave me a bit of a pause, but eventually books end in some fashion. I recommend this book for historical fictions fans and especially for lovers of all Richard III era works. I will look up the author's other books right now.
5.0 out of 5 stars Another perspective of Richard III. 26 March 2016
By Gaelynn Nunes - Published on
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Interesting historical perspective of the times of the War of the Roses that tore into the very fabric of the lives of the ordinary people of England. It provides another view of the life of Richard III and those in his life, both commoner and royal.