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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,517 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne Easter Smith Narrator: Rosalyn Landor Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2008 ISBN: 9781415949221
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History tells us that the intelligent, wealthy, and powerful Margaret of York had everything any woman could want, except for love. The acclaimed author of A Rose for the Crown takes us between the lines of history and into her heart.

It is 1461. Edward, son of Richard of York, ascends to the throne, and his willful sister, Margaret, immediately becomes a pawn in European politics as Edward negotiates her marriage. The young Margaret falls deeply in love with Anthony Woodville, the married brother of Edward’s queen, Elizabeth. But Edward has arranged for his sister to wed Charles, son of the Duke of Burgundy, and soon Margaret is setting sail for her new life. Her official escort: Anthony Woodville.

Margaret of York eventually commanded the respect and admiration of much of Europe, but it appears to history that she had no emotional intimate. Anne Easter Smith’s rare gift for storytelling and her extensive research reveal the love that burned at the center of Margaret’s life, adding a new dimension to the story of one of the fifteenth century’s most powerful women.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 2/14/2014

    " I am a huge fan of Anne Easter Smith and this book did not disappoint. While some of the plot point are more far fetched than in her previous novels they are easily overlooked because of the connection you feel to Margaret of York. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie | 2/10/2014

    " Currently reading,so far it is very pleasing! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 1/25/2014

    " Though I didn't like this one quite as much as her other one (A Rose for the Crown)- it is also a keeper. The author does also admit that most of the romance in this one is pure conjecture, and stops the story before it becomes really really depressing, it is an interesting look at a different point of view of the whole York family saga. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bobbie Mauss | 1/23/2014

    " I didn't enjoy this book as much as the author's first novell, but it was still decent. A lot of history, she's done her homework. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 1/21/2014

    " I LOVED a Rose for the Crown and had high hopes for this book - unfortunately it did not live up to my hopes - there was much less romance and passion - and also less description of life at the time - if felt rushed and underdeveloped - I do not know if she had a deadline and I know she has two more in the pipeline - it is my hope they are closer to the first one (also the first one had more real history behind it so that may be why it was so much better) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elisabeth | 1/18/2014

    " Edward IV's sister Margaret is not a historical figure one reads about very often. She's one of those characters always on the fringe of the main story. It's a shame as she had quite an interesting life! I loved this book. It is well written and certainly not repetitive in subject matter. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 1/10/2014

    " This book was ok. It was very hard to get into and really slow for a while. The details are fantastic and so is the story, esp'ly since this there isn't very much real history about Margaret. It was a tough life back then, even for a royal. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 12/11/2013

    " Another Anne Easter Smith masterpiece. Beautifully written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 12/1/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. If school history text books had been this interesting I would have enjoyed history class even more! The fiction parts make the real characters live and you get to thinking about the real reasons behind wars and intrigue. A fun and informative read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lucia | 11/19/2013

    " This took forever to read. I enjoyed it but, boy, it is about 200 pages too long. Where was the editor - out to lunch? "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sasha Strader | 9/29/2013

    " I just couldn't get into this book. I loved A Rose for the Crown, but this was just...not so good. Maybe because there isn't much information about Margaret, but just enough to be limiting? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle Munch | 9/14/2013

    " Very interesting, liked it alot "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 6/29/2013

    " This was my least favorite of the 3 books written by Anne Easter Smith about the infamous Plantagenets & Yorks of "War of the Roses." Naturally, I enjoyed the viewpoint of a smart, strong, powerful woman in medieval times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb | 3/11/2013

    " Engrossing historical fiction from the female perspective for once. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jocelyn | 9/1/2012

    " This was an very well written book. I really liked where she left it off and I think the author did a great job of protraying margaret as a real human. It was a little long but I can't imagine taking anything out of it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 8/31/2012

    " very itneresting take of this story, told from the perspective of Margaret. Not a fast read -- lots of detail, etc. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 7/25/2012

    " The first part of the book seems very slow. But 2nd half is good, and well worth reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 7/7/2012

    " Another well-researched historical fiction by Easter. This story runs in parallel to "A Rose for a Crown," and tells the story of Margaret of York, sister to Edward IV and Richard III. I am enjoying the read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa Wells | 7/7/2012

    " Excellent account of Margaret Of York! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danielle | 6/22/2012

    " I liked the other so much that I couldn't resist starting this one! Will let you know how it is soon! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 4/26/2012

    " A surprising nice book by Anne Easter Smith telling the saga of Margareth of York, duchess of Burgundy. I am looking forward to read her first novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mallory | 2/1/2012

    " Not the kind of book I usually read, but this historical fiction novel really did it for me after it got started. It is a long one, but the writing is terrific, and the change of pace from today's chicklit was great for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 1/20/2012

    " This book tells the the story of Richard III's sister and takes place during the same time as A Rose for the Crown. Some of the same charactors are in both books. I enjoyed the different perspectives of some of the same events. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 10/26/2011

    " Once again, another historical fiction of the royals. Good writing, way too long. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi | 6/16/2011

    " This was a pretty well written historical novel, I had hopes for more romance. but if you are interested in the specific histories of the britich monarchy with a touch of fictional enhancment this is well worth the 600+ pages. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elisabeth | 6/10/2011

    " Edward IV's sister Margaret is not a historical figure one reads about very often. She's one of those characters always on the fringe of the main story. It's a shame as she had quite an interesting life! I loved this book. It is well written and certainly not repetitive in subject matter. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 6/2/2011

    " I am a huge fan of Anne Easter Smith and this book did not disappoint. While some of the plot point are more far fetched than in her previous novels they are easily overlooked because of the connection you feel to Margaret of York. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 4/28/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book. If school history text books had been this interesting I would have enjoyed history class even more! The fiction parts make the real characters live and you get to thinking about the real reasons behind wars and intrigue. A fun and informative read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dawn | 3/24/2011

    " Listening to the audiobook. 2hrs. out of 44hrs down and I'm liking it a lot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 1/20/2011

    " Started out really strong and then kind of faded... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 12/2/2010

    " As usual, the character comes alive, and you feel you've become initmately acquainted with Margaret of York, and her life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 10/28/2010

    " I thought this was an really interesting look at the life of female royalty. I also liked that it was partly in England and partly in Burgundy (specifically Bruges, since we just visited there). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 8/12/2010

    " The first part of the book seems very slow. But 2nd half is good, and well worth reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 7/6/2010

    " This was my least favorite of the 3 books written by Anne Easter Smith about the infamous Plantagenets & Yorks of "War of the Roses." Naturally, I enjoyed the viewpoint of a smart, strong, powerful woman in medieval times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 6/18/2010

    " I really liked this book. I thought it was well written and explored the whole Margaret of York and Anthony Woodville possible connection. It also introduced Percy Warbuck (not sure this is the right spelling) idea of a royal pretender. This is a whole new era for me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carla | 6/11/2010

    " This book should have been a short story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Roblyn | 2/24/2010

    " I was torn between this one just being ok and liking it - at times it felt like it dragged, but the research was well done and Margaret of York was an interesting woman. The love story aspect (which is fiction) didn't add as much for me as I think the author would have liked. "

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About the Author
Author Anne Easter SmithFrom Anne Easter Smith, the bestselling author of A Rose for the Crown and Daughter of York.
About the Narrator

Rosalyn Landor has won twelve AudioFile Earphones Awards and been a finalist for the Audie Award. She has worked as an actor since the age of seven, both in Europe and the United States. Her extensive list of credits includes leading roles in film, theater, and audio productions, as well as in various miniseries on all the major television networks and in such productions as Masterpiece Theatre’s Sherlock Holmes and Rumpole of the Bailey.