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Lady of the Rivers (Media Tie-In)
Lady of the Rivers (Media Tie-In) | Philippa Gregory
#1 "New York Times" bestselling author and queen of royal fiction ("USA TODAY") Philippa Gregory brings to life the story of Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford, a woman of passion and of legend who navigated a treacherous path through the battle lines in the War of the Roses to bring her family unimaginable power. When the young and beautiful Jacquetta is married to the older Duke of Bedford, English regent of France, he introduces her to a mysterious world of learning and alchemy. Her only friend in the great household is the duke s squire Richard Woodville, who is at her side when the duke s death leaves her a wealthy young widow. The two become lovers and marry in secret, returning to England to serve at the court of the young King Henry VI, where Jacquetta becomes a close and loyal friend to his new queen. The Woodvilles soon achieve a place at the very heart of the Lancaster court, though Jacquetta has visions of the growing threat from the people of England and the danger of their royal York rivals. Jacquetta fights for her king and queen, as she sees an extraordinary and unexpected future for her daughter Elizabeth: a change of fortune, the white rose of York, and the throne of England "
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Librarybelle
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I haven‘t read this Gregory yet...this book looks at Elizabeth Woodville‘s mother, Jacquetta, who is rumored to have supernatural powers. #CryMeARiver #ayupaugust

Crazeedi I enjoyed this book 2mo
Cinfhen Sounds like a good one👍🏻 2mo
squirrelbrain I enjoyed this one too, but not as much as some of the other Gregory books. I didn‘t much like the supernatural aspect of it.... 2mo
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candc320
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For whatever reason I‘m having trouble getting into My First Mistake, so I‘m setting that aside for awhile and going in the complete opposite direction: historical fiction! Philippa Gregory has never let me down before and I‘m hoping this kicks my reading into high gear!

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Ericalambbrown
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I got this list from Philippa Gregory‘s website a while back. It‘s the list of her Plantagenet/Tudor novels in chronological/historical order rather than publication order. Sharing for a new Litten who ran into the series recently. Welcome, @Lauraandherbooks 📚💕

Lauraandherbooks Thank you @Ericalambbrown can‘t wait to get to the book store and hunt these gems down!!! 6mo
Ericalambbrown @Lauraandherbooks I got so lucky and found most of these last fall at the library sale! I found the series via the Starz series The White Queen and The White Princess. I guess they made The Constant Princess (Catherine of Aragon‘s book) into The Spanish Princess, which premieres in May. 6mo
Crazeedi Now I have to look and see if I read these all, I know I read several in order, but not sure if there are a few I may have missed! Thanks for posting 6mo
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squirrelbrain
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This is the third Philippa Gregory book I‘ve read, the other two were out of sequence but with this one I‘ve gone right back to the beginning of the series.

As with the others I enjoyed the enthralling story, full of intrigue and backstabbing (sometimes literally!) and I love learning about a time in history that I don‘t know enough about.

Thank you so much to @OrangeMooseReads for sending it to me; now on with the rest of the series....

Birdsong28 With this series I think it does matter how you read them but with the Tudor series there is no set way, I would suggest chronological order as it might make more sense that way. 😘📚📖 7mo
Velvetfur That beautiful cover reminds me of my favourite painting, 'The Lady of Shalott' 💜 7mo
Marina_h Beautiful cover 😍 Philippa Gregory is high on my list of new authors I want to read but I never know where to start. I have the entire Tudor series on my TBR which feels quite daunting 😊 7mo
squirrelbrain @Marina_h - just give it a go - once you read one you‘ll get drawn in and you‘ll just keep going! I‘m not sure which is the first Tudor one, I think it may be The Constant Princess? 7mo
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squirrelbrain
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Thank you so much for sending me this @OrangeMooseReads 😘

Now I can start on the series properly! I have read two already (Three Sisters, Three Queens and The Other Boleyn Girl) but I‘ve been collecting the others and wanted to read them chronologically- now I‘ve got this first one I can make a start!

...possibly even this weekend...!

And I love how your notecard matches the cover....😁

Crazeedi This is a good book! 7mo
OrangeMooseReads Glad it arrived! Lol I didn‘t even realize that it matched 7mo
Cathythoughts Looks good. I‘ve never read this author, maybe I would give her a go 👍🏻♥️ 7mo
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SitsWithaBook
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Enjoyable. I read some of Gregory's novels in the past and lost the thread of them. I'm reading/rereading the Tudor/Plantagenet series in her suggested order. #2018

Crazeedi Love this author and series (edited) 8mo
JacqMac Her Tudor books are so good. Some of my favourite reads. 8mo
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Booknerd222
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Booknerd222
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I have a question. So I‘m wanting to but a #Litjoy crate, but idk if I just want the book or the crate. I already have Owlcrate. Need your guys help! XD

Literary_Siren I have both LitJoy and OwlCrate. I love them both! I love all the goodies I get. 9mo
SmartSassery I typically buy a past crate so I know I want what's in them. That has worked really great for me. Sometimes it's just the book. That being said, I missed every single Throne of Glass crate because they sold out. It's like gambling. 5mo
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ladybrightscales
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Jacquetta is incredible. 😊

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Booknerd222
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Ericalambbrown
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I decided to read Philippa Gregory‘s Plantagenet and Tudor novels in chronological order rather than publication order when I found a bunch of them at the Friends of the Library sale. I really liked this one. I love books that inspire me to stop and learn about historical events. One down . . . lots more to go 😂

JacqMac These books are some of my favourites. ❤️ 11mo
Ericalambbrown @JacqMac I‘ve read two so far - this one and the Last Tudor - and really liked them both 😊 11mo
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Booknerd222
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Starting this!

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watermelontaco13
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Finalllyyy starting this series, but being the weird history buff bookworm I‘m starting it in chronological order. Also I‘m obsessed with learning about royal families from their origins to the present. I‘m also procrastinating because i don‘t want to do anything but read this book. 😁#theladyoftherivers #bookworm #historybuff

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This was a slow read for me, because I kept checking historical references to compare people and events portrayed with their historical counterparts. As with any book by this author, it is exceptionally researched. Jaquetta is a fascinating individual whose story I did not know. I‘m anxious now to read a The White Queen.

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Lynnsoprano
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So it turned out that the cold was actually a strep infection! I‘m starting to feel better, but I have no voice. Big problem, since I‘m supposed to sing the Rossini cat duet this weekend. Hubby is being very considerate, so right now I‘m stretched out in the recliner with my cuddly throw and my book.

Sophoclessweetheart Get well soon! 1y
asiriusreader Hope you get well soon! 1y
Lcsmcat Oh no! (I love that duet, btw) Sending wishes for speedy healing. 1y
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cobwebmoth Hope you feel better soon! 1y
rubyslippersreads Hope you feel better soon? The Cat Duet always reminds me of the #BetsyTacy books. 😸 1y
Eyelit That‘s bad news! Take good care and I hope you feel better soon! 💚 1y
Jas16 Hope you get well soon 1y
Dragon Hope your throat is better soon! 💐 1y
ValerieAndBooks Are you feeling better yet?? It‘s been a while since you last posted! 1y
Lynnsoprano @ValerieAndBooks Thank you for asking! I can‘t shake this mess, unfortunately. Still coughing and my throat is still irritated as a result. Hubby is in the same situation. I haven‘t picked up a book in 3 days, and I can‘t remember the last time that happened. Taking it one day at a time. (edited) 1y
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Lynnsoprano
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1. Lady of the Rivers. This keeps sending me to historical reference sources, because I‘m not up on the War of the Roses.
2. Local official caught in corruption scandal. There‘s a reason we‘re called Corruption County😕
3. No. Volunteering at botanical garden plant sale.
4. How many choral directors does it take to change a light bulb? Nobody knows, because nobody ever watches a choral director. I should know🤣
5. Will do!
#friyayintro

AlaMich 😂👍 1y
Susanita 😆👍🏻 1y
BookwormAHN 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
UwannaPublishme 😂👍🏻 1y
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Lynnsoprano
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Finally getting back to this after four days with our grandson here. Unfortunately, although he‘s gone, he apparently left his cold germs😂. So it‘s a steaming mug of tea to accompany my reading.

Lindy 🌻get well soon. 1y
bedandabook Hope you feel better soon, and enjoy your reading time. 1y
ValerieAndBooks Aww, feel better soon! 1y
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Lynnsoprano @Lindy @bedandabook @ValerieAndBooks Thanks! It‘s not a bad cold, but now hubby has it, too. After four days of wiping a snotty nose, it was inevitable 😂 1y
Sophoclessweetheart Feel better soon and enjoy your book. I love this series and find Jacquetta of Luxembourg fascinating. X 1y
Lynnsoprano @Wanderingwithwords Thank you. I‘m enjoying this immensely. As a music historian, I‘m familiar with a lot of medieval history, but the War of the Roses is a new topic for me. 1y
Sophoclessweetheart It‘s maybe one of my favourite times! But my interest spreads from the Anglo-Saxons through to WWII 😹😹 It‘s hard to pick an era/time that I like the most. 1y
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Lynnsoprano
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Fasting blood work this morning was a great excuse to stop for coffee, a bagel, and some reading time.

TNbookworm Love Philippa Gregory! 1y
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justagirlwithabook
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justagirlwithabook
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Finished The Lady of the Rivers (finally)! This period of English history has always fascinated me, and Philippa Gregory is the Queen when it comes to this time period. I don‘t really know what else to say except “on to the next!”
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#theladyoftherivers #philippagregory #waroftheroses #familydrama #cousinswar #englishhistory #plantagenet #lancaster #york #bookworm #sundayreading

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I can‘t wait to get to this one. Book mail is the best mail, especially on rainy days! ❤️
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#bookmail #bestmail #philippagregory #theladyoftherivers

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Currently.

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toofondofbooks
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One goal for 2018 is to catch up on Phillippa Gregory. #2018goals

rubyslippersreads I need to do that too. 2y
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Rachel52
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I really enjoyed this book. It's a fascinating time period and really interesting to see it from the women's perspective. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

BarbaraTheBibliophage I love Philippa Gregory, but haven‘t read this one yet. 2y
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1st book for the #readathon. I'm nearly finished with it, but it's time to get ready to leave and to switch to an audiobook. I'm trying to convince myself to finish The Goose Girl, but I might end up listening to a book on meditation and mindfulness instead. @DeweysReadathon

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Candice28
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Just amazing. :)

DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚👍😀 Hope you enjoy it here! 2y
Candice28 @DebinHawaii Thank you. :) 2y
RaimeyGallant Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 2y
RaimeyGallant P.S. Here's a compilation of Litsy tips that some of us put together:
http://litsy.com/p/aDJja2lMZFFY
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Rachel52
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Just started reading this, I haven't read any of her work before but I loved The White Queen TV series.

RaimeyGallant Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 2y
Rachel52 Thanks 😊 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Welcome to Litsy! 2y
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TricksyTails Welcome to Litsy! This is the kindest community and we're happy to have you! Be sure to check out this helpful guide for newbies by @RaimeyGallant @TrishB @julesG https://raimeygallant.com/2017/10/31/litsytips/ It really helped me settle in nicely. 😊 2y
Rachel52 @TricksyTails Thanks 😊 2y
julesG Welcome to Litsy! Glad the guide helped! 2y
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whitewavecrest
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This is my favorite passage from The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory because it perfectly describes what I feel like is the true nature of magic and what it means to create what you want in your life.

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Loric
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3.5* Overall I enjoyed this book, a story based on the life of Jacquetta of Luxembourg. While the story started out and ended strong, much of it dragged on. It took me much longer than usual to get through. With a somewhat strong ending, my interest was piqued enough that I will read the next book, The White Queen. I am not certain how factual the book is, but the few things I checked were accurate, which made the story much more believable.

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knp4597

Philippa Gregory is my guilty pleasure 📖🍷🍫

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Jinjer
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Jaimelire Enjoy! 2y
Zelma Outstanding choices. 👍 2y
JoRead OMG! I just got the munchies by looking at your picture 😅 2y
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Jinjer @Jaimelire I definitely did! 2y
Jinjer @Zelma Thank you! 2y
Jinjer @JoRead so sorry to tempt you😜 2y
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Jinjer
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Saturday morning in bed with the Woodvilles. #slaythatseriesreadathon

CareBear Love her! 2y
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Just a great historical novel!!! Great pleasure reading it!!! The Cousins' War series. Book 1. ( the story of Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford.) Entertaining level: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 #livro #Persefone #book #bookaholic #booklovers #ler #leitura #leitora #reading #instabook #instaread #instabooks #bookstagram #igread #litsy #booklover #brazilianreader #2013Sha #DogsOfLitsy

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Tameeka
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I'm still not sure how a book that had the potential to be soooo intriguing was as dry as a junior high school history text book 😕

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RosyGreen
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Please , I need help! I don't know what to read next 😥 I just finished The Secret Garden and now I'm just lost and don't know what to read 😭😭😭😭
#reading #lost #books #bookworm #Bibliophile #sad #happiness #smile

BookishMarginalia Girl on a train, for a totally different vibe 2y
RosyGreen @BookishMarginalia Thank you so much ! I will start reading it today 🦋 2y
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Tameeka
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I haven't read Philippa Gregory in over a decade. Let's see if I still like her work.

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Whatannareads
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When you come home and your mums had a book sort out and kept this stack for you!! 😍

#thanksmum #bookstack #prelovedbooks #mammahadabooksortout #checkouthosehardbacks #bookporn

LauraBrook Wow, thanks, Mom! Awesome stack!!! 2y
BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2y
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Pash
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Still my absolute favourite. And my favourite author by far

DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚👍😀 2y
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sherryvdh
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Ok, so it's not a book. But in our house, this is #THERiver, and I couldn't resist using her adorable face! I have never read the tagged book, but it sounds like something I might like. #rockinmay @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Great name, adorable pup 💙🐶💙🐶💙 2y
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Jumping in to #rockinmay after my few days hiatus from Litsy, with #homebythesea . I used to live in an apartment overlooking this harbour cove, and it was one of my favourite places to take a book and read. This is the last book I read there before moving away to a home that was no longer near the sea!

Cinfhen What a gorgeous reading spot! I'm sure you must miss it 😥glad you've decided to jump in and play along 💚and even the book you were reading is so fitting! (edited) 2y
KerriNTurner @Cinfhen I do, but it's still only a short drive away. Not as convenient for reading, but I can still visit! 2y
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Mariana1
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Just loved it 😊i recomend to all who loves a Nice historical romance

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Mariana1
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The first book of the "cousins ' war" collection ?. How i missed reading these history romance books ?i Just love english history. This collection has more than 10 books. looking forward to have them all ?

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List_addict
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Who started this? My new favourite thing when I start a new book is making the second line : And then the murders began.

"She sits, this odd trophy of war, as neat as an obedient child, on a small stool on the corner of her cell." And then the murders begin.

Later: this phenomenal phenomenon was started by https://twitter.com/marc_laidlaw - awesome idea!

#andthenthemurdersbegan #alternativebeginnings

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Carissa-Green-Reads
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Jane says, "Back to the library."

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cleoh
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I spent the last three days with my sister in Scotland so I didn't do a lot of reading, but did lots of bookish things including used book stores and tea shops 😍☕️📚

LeahBergen Lovely!! 3y
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