Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Waiting on Wednesday #34 - The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory.


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine that spotlights eagerly awaited upcoming releases.



The Lady of the Rivers (Cousins War #3) by Philippa Gregory.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Release date: September 15th 2011

Jacquetta, daughter of the Count of Luxembourg and kinswoman to half the royalty of Europe, was married to the great Englishman John, Duke of Bedford, uncle to Henry VI. Widowed at the age of nineteen she took the extraordinary risk of marrying a gentleman of her house-hold for love, and then carved out a life for herself as Queen Margaret of Anjou's close friend and a Lancaster supporter - until the day that her daughter Elizabeth Woodville fell in love and married the rival king Edward IV. Of all the little-known but important women of the period, her dramatic story is the most neglected. With her links to Melusina, and to the founder of the house of Luxembourg, together with her reputation for making magic, she is the most haunting of heroines.

I'm a big fan of historical fiction, and Philippa Gregory's books are always good reads. I've been following this series from the start, and I'm particularly excited for this book as it's all about one of my favourite characters Jacquetta, who we met in the first book of the series, The White Queen, and who we now get to know more about.  I also love the UK cover for this one! You guys in the US get a different cover and the book is out over there in October.



As always, let me know what you think of my choice, and share your WOW picks in comments! :)

21 comments :

  1. I love historical fiction too and this one looks great- good choice!

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  2. I've been meaning to get into some Philippa Gregory - I love historical fiction, and these books catch my eye every time I'm in the store.

    I went for some old-school, apocalyptic vampires in my WOW for this week.

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  3. Good pick- I love Philippa Gregory's books. I swear I couldn't get anything done until I'd finished reading The Other Boleyn Girl- I was hooked!

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  4. I love historical fiction, too, and Philippa Gregory is one of my favourite authors! I haven't read the first two books in this series (I believe this one is the third?), but I am planning on rectifying that soon!

    I love the UK cover too! Even though the US one is rather similar (as it is obvious that it is just another photo from the same photshoot), UK wins for me, hands down!

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  5. I have often thought that I should read this series as each time I read a summary for one of the books or a review, I am mesmerized by the history. I love the cover of this one and the summary once again has me thinking I need to read this series. Great Pick!

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  6. I love Gregory and I can't wait for this one too. I think it will be an interesting read, especially since it's focusing on Jacquetta. I must admit that I like the UK cover better. Great pick, Leanna!

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  7. I don't read a lot of historical fiction from this era, mostly Victorian, 1800s, around there, but this series has always caught my eye. Great pick!

    Jess @ Gone with the Words

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  8. This sounds really interesting! I'm not one to really read historical fiction but this sounds really good and I might just check it out. The cover is gorgeous! ;)

    ~Loren

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  9. Great pick! I am eagerly waiting for this book too. I love The Other Boleyn Girl a bit more, but I really enjoyed the first two parts in this series.

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  10. I have not heard about this book, but its sounds great!

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  11. I haven't read any in this series! I need to check it out since I'm a big fan of historical things!

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  12. I totally gasped when I saw this cover. I had no idea Gregory has another book coming out! I haven't read one of her books that I didn't like, so I'm super excited for this one! :)

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  13. I've had The White Queen giving me the stink eye on my shelf for a while now may have to pick it up and give it a read :)

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  14. I haven't read any of her books! And I love historical fiction too! Beautiful cover!

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  15. Ohh, I've not heard of this one before! The cover is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing, it's going on my list!

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  16. This cover is gorgeous!! I really liked the White Queen, the Red Queen was only ok for me. I hope to read this one too!

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  17. A great pick!

    I am a new follower :)

    My WoW, http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com

    Have a nice week.

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  18. Wow, nice choice. I love the UK cover for this one, the colors are much more beautiful!

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  19. I love historical fiction but I've yet to read anything by Philippa Gregory. This one sounds fantastic though. I love both US and UK covers.

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  20. Oooh I like your cover better, though the US one is nice too. Philippa Gregory always gets such nice covers.

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  21. I am a fan of historical fiction aswell. But I should start with the first two books in this series first.

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