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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

November Tour: The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory

The Lady of the Rivers: A Novel (The Cousins' War)The Lady of the Rivers
by Philippa Gregory
Publication Date:  October 18, 2011
Publisher:  Touchstone

Passion. Danger. Witchcraft . . .

The Lady of the Rivers is #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory’s remarkable story of Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford, a woman who navigated a treacherous path through the battle lines in the Wars of the Roses.

Descended from Melusina, the river goddess, Jacquetta always has had the gift of second sight. As a child visiting her uncle, she met his prisoner, Joan of Arc, and saw her own power reflected in the young woman accused of witchcraft. They share the mystery of the tarot card of the wheel of fortune before Joan is taken to a horrific death at the hands of the English rulers of France. Jacquetta understands the danger for a woman who dares to dream.

Jacquetta is married to the Duke of Bedford, English regent of France, and he introduces her to a mysterious world of learning and alchemy. Her only friend in the great household is the duke’s squire Richard Woodville, who is at her side when the duke’s death leaves her a wealthy young widow. The two become lovers and marry in secret, returning to England to serve at the court of the young King Henry VI, where Jacquetta becomes a close and loyal friend to his new queen.

The Woodvilles soon achieve a place at the very heart of the Lancaster court, though Jacquetta can sense the growing threat from the people of England and the danger of royal rivals. Not even their courage and loyalty can keep the House of Lancaster on the throne. Henry the king slides into a mysterious sleep; Margaret the queen turns to untrustworthy favorites for help; and Richard, Duke of York, threatens to overturn the whole kingdom for his rival dynasty.

Jacquetta fights for her king, her queen, and for her daughter Elizabeth for whom Jacquetta can sense an extraordinary and unexpected future: a change of fortune, the throne of England, and the white rose of York.

A sweeping, powerful story rich in passion and legend and drawing on years of research, The Lady of the Rivers tells the story of the real-life mother of the white queen.
  • Tour Dates:  November 14 - November 28 
  • Tour signups will close on September 2 *New* September 11
  • This book will be available in both PRINT and EBOOK formats.  Ebook copies will be available through Netgalley.
  • To sign-up - please leave a comment with your name, e-mail address, blog name, format preference (print/ebook), and the date you would like to post your review (check calendar below - first come, first-serve.  If a date is already taken, you must pick a different date.  Please click the arrow to move over to the correct month as it is set to the current month automatically).  
  • This tour is open to USA bloggers.

Participating Bloggers
11/14/2011 -- A Bookish Affair
11/15/2011 -- Proud Book Nerd
11/16/2011 -- Review from Here
11/17/2011 -- By the Book
11/19/2011 -- The Bookish Mama
11/20/2011 -- Ravishing Reads
11/21/2011 -- A Chick Who Reads
11/22/2011 -- Kritter's Ramblings
11/23/2011 -- The Book of Secrets
11/25/2011 -- Sinnful Books
11/26/2011 -- Sherri's Jubilee
11/27/2011 -- Hippies, Beauty, and Books Oh My!
11/28/2011 -- Book Snob



Amanda Welling said...

Amanda Welling
Hippies, Beauty, and Books Oh My!
Print Please
November 27th

Sherri said...

Cheryl McDermitt
Sherri's Jubilee
Print please
November 18th

sinn said...

Sinnful Books (
Print please
November 26th (Friday)

ham1299 said...

Heather (Proud Book Nerd)
proudbooknerd (at) gmail (dot) com
Print, please
November 15

sinn said...

Sorry, I got my dates wrong. I meant November 25th (Friday). Thanks!!

Kritters Ramblings said...

Kristin - Kritters Ramblings
Review-November 22nd

The Mistress of the Dark said...

Nov 21st please

A Chick Who Reads

The Mistress of the Dark said...

Argh print please as well

Unknown said...

name: Jasmine Marie
email: thebookishmama at gmail dot com
blog: the bookish mama
format: print, please
date: Sat. Nov. 19th

Thanks for these opportunities!

Meg @ A Bookish Affair said...

Name: Meg
Format: Print
Date: Nov 14

Laura Kozy Lanik said...

November 28th

Laura (Booksnob)
e-mail booksnobsblog at gmail dot com

Lauren said...

Miss Lauren @ Ravishing Reads
misslaurenwilk at gmail dot com
Print format
November 20th, but any day is fine

Book of Secrets said...

Diana @ Book of Secrets
Wednesday, November 23rd
Print copy, please.
(I'm filling out the Blogger Signup today!)

Tracee said...

Tracee @ Review From HEre
Flexible on dates
Ebook or print copy is fine (I have a Nook and a Kindle)

Anonymous said...

Beckie @ By The Book --

any date.

print copy please

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