Monday, December 27, 2010

ARC Review: The Queen of Last Hopes by Susan Higginbotham

The Queen of Last Hopes is a Historical Novel by Susan Higginbotham from SourceBooks Casablanca.

Book Blurb:

It would be called the Wars of the Roses, but it all began with one woman's fury...

Margaret of Anjou, Queen of England, cannot give up on her husband-even when he goes insane.

And as mother to the House of Lancaster's last hope, she cannot give up on her son-even when all England turns against him.

This gripping tale of a queen is at its heart a tender tale of love: passionate, for her husband, and motherly, for her only son.

The Queen of Last Hopes was submitted for review.

My thoughts:

Margaret of Anjou, the fourteen year old niece of Charles VII, King of France - is married, by proxy - to Henry VI, King of England in the hope that the marriage will bring peace to the two nations.

Margaret grew to love Henry - and Henry loved her - and for twenty-six years Margaret was the Queen of England.

What transpired in those twenty-six years was political intrigue, war, births and deaths, love, madness, betrayal, hope and despair and The Queen of Last Hopes tells this story in rich detail.

Susan Higginbotham is a wonderful story teller and The Queen of Last Hopes is a must read for all those who love a great historical novel.

I give The Queen of Last Hopes 5 out of 5 stars.


Product Details

    Paperback: 368 pages
    Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark (January 1, 2011)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 1402242816
    ISBN-13: 978-1402242816


Blodeuedd said...

Ohhh I hope I like it :D I really enjoyed her last book, and had to get her other two books too.

Carissa said...

This one sounds wonderful! I'm a love historical fiction so I'll definitely put this on my TBR list!

Michelle Greathouse said...


This was my first Historical Fiction and my first from Ms. Higginbotham. I loved the book and her writing style is wonderful - so flowing. :)


I don't think you'll be disappointed. :) This was a great story.


Julia Rachel Barrett said...

Just went on my wish list.