GoodReads Monday – The Lady of the Rivers


Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners . To participate, you simply choose a random book from your TBR and show it off. Don’t forget to check out her blog and link back to Lauren’s Page Turners and add your own links!

My Random Pick

The Lady of the Rivers
By Philippa Gregory
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9781847374592
Genre: Historical Fiction


Jacquetta, daughter of the Count of Luxembourg and kinswoman to half the royalty of Europe, was married to the great Englishman John, Duke of Bedford, uncle to Henry VI. Widowed at the age of 19, she took the extraordinary risk of marrying a gentleman of her household for love, and then carved out a new life for herself.

So I actually purchased The White Queen under the misconception that it was the first title in The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels. Now I will need to go back and purchase this book before starting. Have you read this title? It is funny because I read so much about The White Queen and have never encountered this book.

What are some current titles on your TBR that you hope to start soon? Have you read this series or watched the films. I would love some feedback!

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41 thoughts on “GoodReads Monday – The Lady of the Rivers

  1. Historical fiction can be just soooo good, and I hope once you get around to reading it, you’ll love it.
    My latest historical fiction was the second book in the Leopards of Normandy series by David Churchill… just so good in terms of balance in between fact and fiction and really gripping as well…
    Historicals have this great opportunity to use some really cool settings and characters and I hope The Lady of the Rivers delivers! 😉

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      1. Yeah, the WWII books.. there are just so many and they’re darned depressing as well… going on the WW’s… have you read Quiet of the Western front by Remarque? It’s a WWI book, but… It’s like my favorite ook 🙂

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  2. I haven’t read Philippa Gregory but I’ve heard good things about her historicals. I love this time period and based on the blurb I wouldn’t be averse to reading this one.

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  3. Oh my god, I’ve had this book – and the next 3 in the series – on my shelf for years. I never get the chance to read them and I don’t know why!! There’s always something more important to read lol

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  4. Funny thing Danielle, I actually read the first 3 titles in The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels after watching the STARZ…then I started getting a bad case of commitment phobia with this series & never finished. I enjoyed the first 3 though HAHA! 😉

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  5. I love Philippa Gregory’s books! The White Queen is really good – and it actually was the first of her Cousins War series to be released. Even though The Lady of the Rivers does take place before The White Queen, The White Queen was published first. You can read her books out of order.

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  6. I keep forgetting to take part in Goodreads Monday. I need to set myself a reminder or something 😂. Anyway! I’m not a big historical fiction reader but this one definitely sounds interesting. With how out of control my TBR is I don’t know if I’d ever actually get to it though lol.

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  7. They are trying to confuse with the Goodreads numbering on this series! I read it as The Cousins Wars series starting with The White Queen, The Red Queen then Lady of the Rivers. I don’t think the order matters greatly overall. I plan to reread these books so I can write better reviews-when time allows. I enjoyed the author’s Boleyn books-I’m a huge Tudor fan, and also Wideacre. I have a ton of her books on my shelves!

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