Her books "...grab you, sweep you along with the story, and make you fall in love with the characters..." (Historical Novels Review)
Anne Easter Smith's newest book is Royal Mistress.
Jane Shore was the favorite and final mistress of England's King Edward IV, Richard III's older brother. The story of her rise and fall is so dramatic -- as is the period and place in which she lived -- that playwrights, poets and balladeers have told it down the centuries. Royal Mistress is a 21st century retelling of this powerful tale.
Royal MistressA perfect 10! -- The story of Jane Shore is brought to life in this excellent, beautifully written novel. Royal Mistress delves into the world of court intrigue, family duties, and what a woman of Jane's era had to do to find happiness if she had nothing but her wits and beauty to work with... Entertaining, informative, and impeccably researched. I highly recommend this wonderful book. [Romance Reviews Today, May 6, 2013]
Anne is an award-winning historical novelist whose research and writing concentrates on England in the 15th century. Meticulous historical research, rich period detail, and compelling female protagonists combine to provide the reader with a sweeping portrait of England in the time of the Wars of the Roses. Her critically acclaimed first book, A Rose for the Crown, debuted in 2006, and her third, The King's Grace, was the recipient of a Romantic Times Review Best Biography award in 2009. A Queen by Right has been nominated by Romantic TImes Review for the Best Historical Fiction award, 2011.
Each book is complete on its own and yet together they give an in-depth look at one of the two families whose viable claim to the throne threw England into civil war. Beginning with Cecily Neville, the matriarch of the House of York (Queen By Right), whose children included Edward IV, Richard III (A Rose for the Crown) and Margaret, duchess of Burgundy (Daughter of York), and ending with the tragic story of Perkin Warbeck (The King’s Grace) that ended the Plantagenet dynasty and made way for the Tudors, Anne has woven fact and fiction seamlessly to create this best-selling series.
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