The Virgin Widow

The Virgin Widow

by Anne O'Brien
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The Virgin Widow 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
MKMar More than 1 year ago
Rarely have I found a book that I found it almost impossible to put down. "The Virgin Widow" is that book. It is so well written and the history so accurate it is amazing. Anne O'Brien is a master of historical viction.
msan More than 1 year ago
If you enjoy historical fiction you will not be able to put this book down! I highly recommend! I can't wait for the her next release.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was my first novel by this author. I very much enjoyed this book it kept me reading and interested. I look forward to reading another of this authors books. I like that it was about a character in history that is usually vaguely mentioned surrounding the more popular ones, like King Edward and Richard of Gloucester and gives you an insight of what she went through.
Jen_K02 More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down. I felt so completely enthralled with the characters in this novel- I understood their emotions, their motivations, their actions- despite NOT being inundated with insignificant details. It was a fascinating fictional glimpse at a woman I knew very little about.
NettaAG More than 1 year ago
I just finnished this book , and it is realy good ! If you love historical fiction this is a must for you! Loved the ending. :)
sweetiemom421 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! I love how O'Brien has taken what we know as history and told a story that really could be! Add this to your library it really wonderful :0)
harstan More than 1 year ago
An Earl used to getting what he wants, Richard Neville decides his two daughters Anne and Isobel will wed the brothers of King Edward, Richard and Clarence respectively,. Outraged by the Duke of Warwick's presumption, Edward disapproves. In turn a fuming Neville joins with Clarence to revolt against Edward. They lose leading to Neville and Clarence being declared traitors against the House of York. The Warwick clan flees across the Channel to France where they join the exiled Lancaster family. Still ambitious, Neville pushes Anne as a worthy bride of Edward Lancaster. Anne still loves her former fiancé Richard, who stayed loyal to his sibling the king, which leaves them as star-crossed lovers on opposite sides of the dispute. Still her father forces her to wed the rebellious sibling Edward with the war for the throne of England still going unabated. This is an engaging biographical fiction work that looks closely at Anne Neville caught between the two sides of the War of the Roses. She is a puppet to her politically ambitious Kingmaker sire who forces her to wed the wrong brother in her mind; but later has a chance to marry for love when her first husband and her father die in the battle to replace the late Edward. With a more human perspective of Richard than Shakespeare's version (the Bard wrote his plays with Queen Elizabeth I in mind if he wanted to keep his head), fans will enjoy this look at fractured England through the eyes of a key participant unwillingly pulled in several conflicting directions. Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love historical fiction but it's been a while since I have picked up a book that was as much of a pager turner as this. I have read several books by some of the top rated historical fiction writers and none consumed me the way this one did. At times you could deduce the plot much further ahead than the title character but it did not make me enjoy it any less. A great read!
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