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3.93 out of 53.93 out of 53.93 out of 53.93 out of 53.93 out of 5 3.93 (15 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Susan Higginbotham Narrator: Nicole Quinn Publisher: Cristina Wilson Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2013 ISBN:
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A man other than my husband sits on England's throne today. What would happen if this king suddenly went mad? What would his queen do? Would she make the same mistakes I did, or would she learn from mine?

Margaret of Anjou, queen of England, cannot give up on her husband - even when he slips into insanity. And as mother to the House of Lancaster's last hope, she cannot give up on her son - even when England turns against them. This gripping tale of a queen forced to stand strong in the face of overwhelming odds is, at its heart, a tender tale of love.

Award-winning author Susan Higginbotham will once again ask listeners to question everything they know about right and wrong, compassion and hope, duty to one's country, and the desire of one's own heart.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin | 2/8/2014

    " Margaret of Anjou; her story is compelling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa Marbach Sawyer | 2/8/2014

    " Wonderful! Took me a bit of time to get into, but once I was hooked, I was hooked. I always approach this author's books with skepticism, and end up in love with her way with the historical figures she portrays. She restores humanity to the maligned she-wolves, incapable kings and avaricious nobles of last medieval England. It is easier to write accounts from the side of history's victors. This author delves right into the lives of the losers, granting readers of historical fiction with well-written alternatives. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca Hill | 2/1/2014

    " Great Book!! Susan Higginbotham did a great job in reviving history through the eyes of Margaret of Anjou. Her struggles and hopes for peace, as well as the future of her son and husband are born out beautifully through this novel. Royal history is sometimes a hard thing to fathom as the names, people and genealogies are a hard grasp for many, but Higginbotham manages to smooth sail over many of these anomalies and bring the reader not only a sense of what is going on, as the queen moves to rebuild her lost kingdom, but in the lives of those around her. She is able to seamlessly guide the reader through a small portion of history that has had much debate over the years. Was this woman really just scheming to get her own hands on the throne, or was it as Higgenbotham recounted it; a woman moving to get her husband placed back on the throne and ensure her sons future as the future King of England. I would suggest reading this book before reading "The Traitors Wife" also by S. Higgenbotham. I read in a reverse order, but they really go hand in hand. A must read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maria | 1/22/2014

    " I did not enjoy this book as much as I did the others written by higginbothom. I couldn't acclimate to the characters. It's also not as smartly written as the others. It was dull and lacked her spark. Thus the three stars. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claudsies | 12/23/2013

    " Ms. Higginbotham brings the complicated world of Margaret, the Lancasters and Yorks to life in this wonderful novel. I can honestly say I did not want this novel to end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nettie | 12/20/2013

    " Much better than I expected. Margaret was such a strong woman. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Miss Melly | 12/18/2013

    " A superbly crafted novel of a courageous queen who had more balls than her husband and therefore is known to history as a She-wolf. Margaret was so much more than that, and I feel certain that she would be very pleased with Susan Higginbotham's account of her brave and tragic life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 10/11/2013

    " Very good read, but I can't rid myself of the feeling that it was an overly sympathetic view of Margaret of Anjou AND her son. However, it made me WANT to like her. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather Domin | 10/5/2013

    " [to be reviewed for HNR Feb 2011] "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 9/16/2013

    " it's a story i didn't know and told in first person from several points of view. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephen | 8/22/2013

    " interesting and delightful read looking at the war of the roses form the viewpoint of margaret of Anjou the wife of the ill fated Henry VI and alternative to the philippa gregory books of the cousins war "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gayle | 7/27/2013

    " Loved this book. Was a nice version of the War of the Roses story from Margaret of Anjou's viewpoint. Fairly easy read. Looking forward to reading more by this author. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nicole | 6/9/2013

    " This started out pretty well, but despite a whole lot of battles and betrayals, I was bored. It read more like a diary than a novel and despite the different perspective, it couldn't save it for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidi | 4/8/2013

    " Well written and obviously well researched. Enjoy the opposing view it makes you take of the highly derided Margaret of Anjou and her dogged fighting for Henry VI's and the Lancastrian cause. Humanized so many of the players that often are simply glossed over. I look forward to The Stolen Crown... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 3/12/2013

    " Totally different way of looking at this queen, since I'm such a Ricardian. Also her take on Henry was interesting. I wonder what their relationship was really like? "

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About the Author

Susan Higginbotham is the award-winning author of meticulously researched historical fiction, including Her Highness, the Traitor; Hugh and Bess; and The Traitor’s Wife. Susan has worked as an editor and an attorney. She lives in Apex, North Carolina, with her family.