TWO MURDERS REAPED is the fourth in a series of four books about Cecylee Neville (1415-1495), mother of Richard III and Edward IV, Queen by Right and Abbess. To those of you who enjoyed Anne Easter Smith’s historical novel about Cecily, TWO MURDERS REAPED uncovers the last thirty-five years of Cecylee’s life.It is in October, 1459. Cecylee is forty-four years old and has bTWO MURDERS REAPED is the fourth in a series of four books about Cecylee Neville (1415-1495), mother of Richard III and Edward IV, Queen by Right and Abbess. To those of you who enjoyed Anne Easter Smith’s historical novel about Cecily, TWO MURDERS REAPED uncovers the last thirty-five years of Cecylee’s life.It is in October, 1459. Cecylee is forty-four years old and has been abandoned at Ludlow Castle by her husband, Richard Duke of York, who has fled to elude capture. Yet Cecylee calmly walks down to the marketplace in Rouen, and waits for the Lancastrian army. What happens next is something that Cecylee could not have imagined in her worst nightmare.After the murder of her husband, the House of York regroups under her bastard son Edward, who wins two decisive battles, and becomes King Edward IV. Cecylee is in her element. As the young king’s mother, her views and opinions carry weight.But Cecylee’s contentment does not last long. Edward makes a disastrous marriage to Élisabeth Woodville, the poor widow of a Lancastrian knight, thus displacing Cecylee. Titling herself Queen by Right, she refuses to move out of the Queen’s apartments. Worse follows. Cecylee loathes her coldly beautiful daughter-in-law, and nicknames her The Serpent. One day, she spills a secret that should have remained locked in her heart, and the whole world turns against her....
|Title||:||Two Murders Reaped (Thwarted Queen, Book 4|
|Number of Pages||:||210 Pages|
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Two Murders Reaped (Thwarted Queen, Book 4 Reviews
The last segment of the series is by far the most entertaining. A lot of wit is injected and the story moves along at a much quicker pace than the others. I was in constant anticipation as to what was going to happen next and had a difficult time in putting this one down. The story feels well rounded and you truly get a feeling of who Cecylee was. It also gives a wonderful overview of all the historical happenings at this time such as deaths, births, marriages, battles etc.
Thwarted Queen divides into four books: book one THE BRIDE PRICE, book two ONE SEED SOWN, book three THE GILDED CAGE, book four TWO MURDERS REAPED.TWO MURDERS REAPED is book four...It starts off wih Richard Duke of York, flees to elude capture and abandoned his wife Cecylee at Ludlow Castle. Left on her own with three small children, Cecylee walks down to the marketplace in Rouen, and waits for the Lancastrian army. What happens next is Cecylee worst nightmare. After the murder of Richard, the House of York regroups under her son Edward, who wins two battles, and becomes King Edward IV. As the young king’s mother, her views and opinions carry weight. Edwards secret marriage to Élisabeth Woodville, the poor widow of a Lancastrian knight, infuriates Cecylee. Thinking herself as Queen by Right, she refuses to move out of the Queen’s apartments. Cecylee loathes her coldly beautiful daughter-in-law, and calls her The Serpent. One day, spilling a secret that should have remained locked in her heart, and the whole world turns against her.Cynthia Haggard is and excellent writing. The story and characters are so real that they walk off the pages of the book and playout right in front of you. TWO MURDERS REAPED is a nice addition to the rest of the series, and a wonderful ending. All I want to say is anyone who likes historical fictions or simply just likes a good story...get up, go to you local bookstore and pick up this series, I LOVED IT!!I recieved this book by the author for an honest review...Thank-you Cynthia Haggard, Thwarted Queen series well be the book given to family and friends birthdays this year.
I agree with other reviewers that this was the best written and most interesting segment of The Thwarted Queen story. Beginning with Cecylee standing up to Marguerite, the Bitch of Anjou, at Ludlow so that her husband and his followers could escape the Lancastrian army, this book covers the reigns of Cecylee's sons Edward & Richard. It is difficult to review Two Murders Reaped on it's own because it is really only a portion of the story. This segment is basically the last half of The Thwarted Queen. It moves the point of view back to 1st person. I found it very jolting that the point of view switched in each of the four portions of the story, but this one seemed to work the best.This portion of the story was the best & possibly 4-star, but overall this 'series' is more of a 3-star. My full review is available here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show....
This was a book that I won on Goodreads. I didn't realize that it is 4th in the series, but I didn't find that to take away from this book. If anything, it made me want to get the other three. If you enjoy history, you'll enjoy this book. Even though the time period was the 1400's, I felt like these were people I could relate to. The main character, Cecylee Neville, the mother of King Richard III, lived quite a life. She proves that there was "a woman behind the throne". This part of the series covers the end of Cecylee's life, but does let us know the important things that occurred earlier in her life. The author's research is impeccable. I found the book to be not only factual, but also really interesting.
Well, I must start reading the other books in the series so I'm up to date when this one is released!Oh wait...I just saw it is released already! Yippee