Thursday, May 29, 2014

History and Women JUNE Book Club Choice - Cicely's King Richard by Sandra Heath Wilson

An illicit love affair! What can be more intriguing than our book club choice for June - a novel about Cicely Plantagenet and her romance with King Edward IV! It's the first in a trilogy about this fascinating historical woman and her life!

It is 1483, and the children of the late Yorkist King Edward IV have been declared illegitimate by their own uncle, the new King Richard III. His second niece, Cicely Plantagenet, hardly knows him, but from the outset is fiercely drawn to this charismatic man, with whom she shares tremendous affinity and rarest of all, his trust. But there will be complete, unconditional passion and the loss of all innocence for Cicely before Richard has to defend his realm, his cause, and his life, against the invading force of the Lancastrian pretender, Henry Tudor, at the Battle of Bosworth Field. This impressive trilogy offers a new and compassionate look at the much maligned, misunderstood Richard, Duke of Gloucester.

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1 comment:

Sandra Heath Wilson said...

Wrong king for Cicely! Edward IV was her father. It is her uncle, Richard III, with whom she has the affair. In the book, that is, because I have imagined the affair with Richard.