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Publisher's Summary

In A Rose for the Crown, we meet one of history's alleged villains through the eyes of a captivating new heroine, the woman who was the mother of his illegitimate children, a woman who loved him for who he really was, no matter what the cost to herself. As Kate Haute moves from her peasant roots to the luxurious palaces of England, her path is inextricably intertwined with that of Richard, Duke of Gloucester, later King Richard III. Although they could never marry, their young passion grows into a love that sustains them through war, personal tragedy, and the dangerous heights of political triumph.

©2006 Anne Easter Smith (P)2006 Books on Tape
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Critic Reviews

"[A] sweeping debut." ( Publishers Weekly)
"Smith has produced a vibrant story full of careful historical detail and well-developed characters. More than just retelling historical events, Smith creates an empathetic and fascinating heroine in her own right...highly recommended." ( Library Journal)
"Remarkably assured debut spins a romantic yarn around England's much-maligned King Richard III...a delightful, confident novel that should be a favorite with lovers of the genre. A strong new voice in the field of historical romance." ( Kirkus Reviews)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Pamela on 07-05-07


Most English history novels put me to sleep so I was a little apprehensive about taking a chance on this book. Am I glad I followed my whim! I literally fell in love with all the leading characters and the novel has inspired me to look into other medieval dramas. The writer and the narrator are both outstanding and deserving of a standing ovation for this fabulous piece of fact woven fiction. Definitely one of the best 5 novels I've chosen from Audible. Highly recommend for both serious and entertainment readers!

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5 out of 5 stars
By JenLynn on 01-07-09

Engaging and Wonderful

This book was a great listen... the story is wonderful and the narrator does it such wonderful justice... You will enjoy this beautifully written story.

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