- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2224 KB
- Print Length: 375 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: BWL Publishing Inc. (Oct. 1 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00FKKAN98
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 66 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,340,486 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Roan Rose Kindle Edition
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Waldron certainly knows her history, and the details of this book ring true to the time period and the famous historical personages involved. Yet despite its accuracy for setting, Roan Rose is ultimately a book about character. Rose and Anne and Richard are all fully formed people with their virtues and faults, their moments of great kindness and integrity, and their selfish concerns and failings. Rose walks a difficult line between friend and servant. She is often Anne's closest confidant - and is more than once Richard's lover - but both Anne and Richard do not hesitate to put her in her place when it suits their purposes. ... Rose refuses to bow down in servitude, and her spirit is not broken ... Her heart belongs to the two people who always stand above her, who will never view her as their equal, yet who can never bear to part with her company for long. When they call for her, she comes - turning her back on her own family for the sake of her beloved Anne and a great king whose tragic end we already know.
--Dianne Salerni, "We Hear the Dead," "The Caged Graves."
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Juliet Waldron is a wonderful writer! She brings the history, and the terminology of those times to life. Scenes unfold in Waldron's writing as clearly as if you are watching a classic movie of the best quality. Don't miss this wonderful book, and line up for everything you can get hold of by this fine author!
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Throughout Roan Rose I enjoyed Ms Waldron’s word pictures that swept me back into times gone by. For example: ‘In the courtyard knight and squire rode brightly caparisoned horses. When they trained in the house all the sons of the nobility wore the badges of the Nevilles. Today, because of the tourney, they wore their own badges, signs of proud lineage. I saw the crests of each family.’
Roan Rose held my interest from beginning to the end which brought tears to my eyes.
Rose has a one night stand with Richard then after Anne's death, she becomes his mistress before his fall at Bosworth. Like another reviewer here I don't believe he gave up his principles either. I'm not sure he would have slept with a married woman as Rose indeed is. But she is a fictional character anyway.
I thought the ending was very moving. I was however surprised that the book has no mention of the fact that Richard persuaded King Edward to let Anne Beauchamp out of sanctuary to return to Middleham so she could be with her daughter. The book didn't do her much justice anyway.