I didn't feel that any character had been short changed, nothing was left hanging and I was not once bored. Higginbotham did not disappoint me!! With what little history has been documented in regards to Katherine and Harry she still managed to bring to life these interesting historical figures. The emotions were real, the heartbreak, tenderness, love, disappointment etc. I felt it all! Higginbotham, in my opinion, weaved a wonderful tale. I will definitely be reading more of her novels.
Genre - 15th Century Historical Fiction
Length - 403 pages
Goodreads Book Description
Trapped in the Wars of the Roses, one woman finds herself sister to the queen...and traitor to the crown
When six-year-old Kate Woodville’s beautiful sister Elizabeth makes a shocking—and secret—marriage to King Edward IV in 1464, Kate and her large family are whisked to the king’s court. Soon a bedazzled Kate becomes one of the greatest ladies in the land when she marries young Harry Stafford, Duke of Buckingham. But Kate’s fairy-tale existence as a duchess is shattered when the ongoing conflict between the houses of Lancaster and York engulfs the Woodville family.
As Edward IV fights to keep his crown, Harry’s relatives become hopelessly divided between Lancaster and York. Forced constantly to struggle with his own allegiances, Harry faces his defining moment when his dear friend Richard, Duke of Gloucester, determines to seize the throne for himself as Richard III. With lives in jeopardy and nothing less than a dynasty at stake, Harry’s loyalties—and his conscience—will be put to the ultimate test.
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Harry - (Henry) Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham & married to Katherine,
signature was Harre Bokyngham and motto - "remember me often" from Garter stall plate St. George's Chapel, Windsor
I could not find a picture of Katherine but I will keep trying!
You will have to forgive me if I've left anything out, I've been sick since Thanksgiving and right now I'm exhausted, so I bid you goodnight!