The Queen of Last Hopes is a Historical Novel by Susan Higginbotham from SourceBooks Casablanca.
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.
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.
Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark (January 1, 2011)