Based on history, this acclaimed trilogy recounts the life of alleged villain Richard III in three stand-alone books. This is the Love Story.
It is fifteenth century England. Like Romeo and Juliet, Richard of Gloucester and Lady Anne Neville are bound by love and swept apart by a family feud that erupts into civil war. Anne’s father, the Kingmaker, forces her to wed Edward of Lancaster.
When Edward is slain in battle, the young lovers expect to marry. Instead, they encounter another devastating obstacle that threatens to part them forever.
This tale of love and war, tragedy and ultimate triumph is the prize-winning debut that launched Sandra Worth’s career. It claims five of the fifteen awards and prizes she has won.
“Worth has done meticulous research… Though conversations and some incidents must of necessity be invented, she makes them seem so real that one agrees this must have been what they said, the way things happened.” Myrna Smith, Reading Editor, Ricardian Register, Quarterly Publication of the U.S. Richard III Society, Inc. Vol. XXIII, No. 2
From Midwest Book Review
“[A}n historical epic of honor and love during the Wars of the Roses... A deftly written, reader engaging, thoroughly entertaining and enthusiastically recommended historical novel which documents its author as a gifted literary talent.”
From Heartstrings Reviews
“[An] extraordinary epic. Through Ms. Worth’s polished prose, a window is opened (of which the sights and sounds are magnificent) and from it flow the voices of the anguished and the proud, the glorious and the damned, the just and the unjust… This first book deserves a wealth of accolades for its balanced exploration of Richard, Duke of Gloucester, before he became king of a troubled kingdom.” Award of distinction: Exceptional Merit. ~Cheryl Jeffries.