Historical fiction is my guilty pleasure reading. I absolutely LOVE Philippa Gregory's historical fiction books about The Tudors. I've read them all and waited anxiously for Gregory to publish each and every one. I was happy to learn that Gregory was spreading her wings and that her next book, The White Queen, would go back in time to the rulers that preceded The Tudors - the Plantagenets. I couldn't wait to get my hands on her newest book. Imagine my delight when I was contacted by Katrina, a publicist at Wiredset, asking me if I would be willing to review this book and host a giveaway here on Pam's Perspective. Are you kidding me? You bet I would be interested! Katrina very kindly sent me a copy of the book to review and has agreed to give a copy of the book to two lucky readers of my blog! In the spirit of simplicity, I'm going to make this very easy. All you have to do if you want to win this book is leave a comment on this post. I will choose the winners using Random.org on Friday, August 21 at 10:00 pm. I will announce the winners on Saturday, August 22. Good luck! And be on the lookout for my review of The White Queen. I'm going to be starting the book today. Hopefully the review will be up soon.
What follows is the all the information about The White Queen that Katrina asked me to post:
The White Queen
By Philippa Gregory
On Sale August 18!
Pre-Order here: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1416563687/simonsayscom
Preview excerpt: http://books.simonandschuster.com/White-Queen/Philippa-Gregory/9781416563686/excerpt
Philippa Gregory, "the queen of royal fiction" (USA Today) Presents the first of a new series set amid the deadly feuds of England known as the Wars of the Roses.
Brother turns on brother to win the ultimate prize, the throne of England, in this dazzling account of the wars of the Plantagenets. They are the claimants and kings who ruled England before the Tudors, and now Philippa Gregory brings them to life through the dramatic and intimate stories of the secret players: the indomitable women, starting with Elizabeth Woodville, the White Queen.
The White Queen tells the story of a woman of extraordinary beauty and ambition who, catching the eye of the newly crowned boy king, marries him in secret and ascends to royalty. While Elizabeth rises to the demands of her exalted position and fights for the success of her family, her two sons become central figures in a mystery that has confounded historians for centuries: the missing princes in the Tower of London whose fate is still unknown. From her uniquely qualified perspective, Philippa Gregory explores this most famous unsolved mystery of English history, informed by impeccable research and framed by her inimitable storytelling skills.
With The White Queen, Philippa Gregory brings the artistry and intellect of a master writer and storyteller to a new era in history and begins what is sure to be another bestselling classic series from this beloved author.
About the author:
Philippa Gregory is the New York Times bestselling author of several books, including The Other Boleyn Girl and The Boleyn Inheritance. A writer and broadcaster for radio and television, she lives in England. She welcomes visitors and messages at her website, www.philippagregory.com.