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Anne Easter Smith

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Kailana
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Anne Easter Smith

Postby Kailana » Wed August 27th, 2008, 8:11 am

I don't think she had a spot over on the other forums, but since I am reading her right now I thought I would bring her up. Her first book, A Rose for the Crown, was one of my favourite books of the year when I read it two years ago. It imagines the woman that could've been Richard III's mistress (it's three, right? It's late and I am not totally awake, but I am at work so I have to stay awake somehow!) He did have illegitimate children, so there was a woman around somewhere. Smith leaves everything else as it should be, for the most part, but adds in this whole secret life that was not known about before. It was very well-written! The book I am reading by her now, Daughter of York, is about Richard's sister, Margaret. It is not bad so far, but I sort of don't think I am going to like it as much as her first book. In March of next year she has a new book coming out which is about Grace Plantagenet, illegitimate daughter of Edward IV. The woman cannot seem to write a book that doesn't count as a chunkster, but she does have wonderful covers.... The reason I read A Rose for the Crown was because the cover caught my eye, actually!

Any thoughts? Please be careful about spoilers!

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Postby nona » Sat September 6th, 2008, 8:45 pm

I just recieved my copy of Rose for the Crown, can't wait to read it, based on what I've heard it was worth the wait (ordered it from UK).

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Daughter of York

Postby Margaret » Thu October 2nd, 2008, 10:39 pm

Carla has just posted an excellent review of Anne Easter Smith's Daughter of York on her blog: here.
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Postby diamondlil » Fri October 3rd, 2008, 12:51 am

Also posted in the review section on this forum here.
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Postby amyb » Fri October 3rd, 2008, 12:57 pm

I LOVED A Rose for the Crown - such an awesome story. Daughter of York wasn't quite so good, but it was still worth reading. I'm looking forward to reading more of her and the new book sounds good! And yes, the covers are beautiful!

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nona
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Postby nona » Fri October 3rd, 2008, 3:14 pm

hpw many other books has she written, I know I saw a few suh as Daughter of York the othe day.

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Postby diamondlil » Fri October 3rd, 2008, 8:37 pm

She only has the two out at this stage as far as I know. There is due to be a third next year some time I think.
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Postby michellemoran » Wed October 22nd, 2008, 10:53 pm

I was just sent an ARC for her novel The King's Grace and really enjoyed it! It's about Grace Plantagenet, the half-sister to the princes in the Tower. Really well researched and very interesting.
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Postby Vanessa » Thu October 23rd, 2008, 7:24 am

I have both books on my Mt TBR pile and I believe I have the third one on order with Amazon. I can't remember! :o
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Postby diamondlil » Thu October 23rd, 2008, 9:12 am

I really should hurry up and read the second book!
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