Historical fiction · War

*BLOG TOUR* Blood of the Red Rose – P.J Gray ★★★★

Blurb; Edmund Beaufort finds himself exiled in France when Warwick the Kingmaker puts Edward IV on the throne of England. Desperate to return the throne to the rightful King Henry VI, Beaufort finds himself caught between Henry’s bitter wife Marguerite of Anjou and the French ‘Spider’ King Louis until Edward and Warwick fall out in spectacular style and, at Louis’ urging, Warwick becomes their unlikely ally. Set on the rich stage of the Wars of the Roses, this is a tale of intrigue, love and war that can only end in tragedy.

My Review; Now I must start by saying that this genre and story is very different to what I usually read, but I gave this book a chance… Surprisingly I really enjoyed it!

I will admit it took me a while to get use to all the characters and into the story but then I sailed through it. The author sets out the story perfectly, especially with a character list and family trees at the beginning of the book. I did find it a long read but one which was worth while and throughly enjoyed.

The author takes the reader back to the 1470’s. There’s love, loss and war! I found I really lost myself into this story and the characters. A well desereved four stars. I would recommend it to you all. Different but good!

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