Sunday

The Tudor Rose by Margaret Campbell Barnes

The Tudor Rose is based on the life of Elizabeth of York - who is the eldest daughter of Queen Elizabeth Woodville and King Edward IV. The story starts with Elizabeth, her mother and her two brothers being in sanctuary. Elizabeth's father has recently passed away and her brother Edward is in line for the throne. But due to her greedy uncle, Richard of Gloucester, who has usurped the throne and the disappearance of her brothers (who are believed to be dead) - Elizabeth has a legitimate claim to the crown.

Elizabeth or Bess as she is called throughout most of the story - realizes to what extent some people will go to in order to be king and therefore, makes it her duty to revenge her family's misfortune - even if it means giving herself in marraige to her uncle's enemy - Henry Tudor.

The book follows Elizabeth from her days as a young girl, through her marriage, her coronation, and her motherhood. Her life and the decisions she made throughout it mostly revolve around those two brothers that were lost to her.

The story was written in the third person which was a bit disconcerting. And although it lacked action and adventure - it was full of intrigue, lies and many a plot to take over the throne. It was a very interesting account of a woman who literally started a dynasty - the mother of King Henry VIII.

GIVEAWAY: Thanks to the lovely folks at Sourcebooks - we have one copy of The Tudor Rose to giveaway.

As always, leave a comment for one entry. If you'd like extra entries just say so in your comment or separate comments (extra entries for followers, Twitter, sidebars, Facebook, etc.) Make sure to leave an e-mail address, especially if you are leaving comment as Anonymous.

Rules: This contest is open to U.S. & Canada residents only. Winners will be drawn Saturday, October 24.

47 comments:

April said...

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A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

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Linna said...

Please enter me for this giveaway. I'm interested in this book.

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Haleyknitz said...

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Jo-Jo said...

I would love to win this book!
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Juju from Tales of Whimsy said...

No need to enter me.
I just wanted to say: DUDE gorgeous dress on the cover.
Wish I could wear something like that for Halloween.

virginiebarbeau said...

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Jenny N. said...

I like reading historical fiction so would like to enter this giveaway.

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I Heart Book Gossip said...

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Pam said...

Since visiting England a few years ago, the lives and history of the royals has fascinated me.

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Veens said...

I have heard such good things about this one! Great review!

Dnt enter me though!

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Crystal said...

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Froggy said...

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Serena said...

No need to enter me. This book was just ok for me

Jo-Jo said...

I blogged about this contest here.
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Carol M said...

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Gwendolyn B. said...

Love to read this - thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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Anonymous said...

I love historical fiction and am delighted to have a chance to win this book.

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Carol W. said...

I'm a Tudor addict! Please enter me in the giveaway.

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Please enter me.

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Anonymous said...

My husband would love to read this book. Please enter me. walkerd@primus.ca

Sarah said...

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pixie13 said...

Looks like a good read. Please accept my entry. Thanks!

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virginiebarbeau said...

I would really, really love to read this!

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virginiebarbeau said...

Oops. Please delete my last entry. I see I already entered :) *makes coffee and drinks it fast*

Vera said...

Please enter me! I love historical fiction!

P.S. Love your layout and colors!

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I subscribe.

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I'm a follower.

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for an opportunity to read this book...

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Jaime said...

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~The Book Pixie said...

Enter me please.

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MUM said...

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