Petronel Faldene, married off at fourteen to the dour and spiteful Lionel Eynesby and brought distant from domestic to be chatelaine of his property, by no means suspected that her future could turn into entangled with the way forward for England and the main strong males within the land.
But within the England of King Edward IV, torn by way of civil struggle and the sour clash among the homes of York and Lancaster, something can occur, as private and non-private lives alike are touched through treacherous intrigue that hangs like a affliction over the court docket, blighting loyalties, ruining lives, and dividing the folk. And while King Edward marries Bess Woodville—graceful, attractive, yet lowly born—even his personal supporters are incensed, and Edward needs to learn how to depend on just a couple of dependable fans, between them his brother Richard of Gloucester and Petronel Eynesby, despatched on a dangerous undercover undertaking to France on behalf of the King.
Having won royal want, besides the fact that, doesn't win Petronel the esteem of her merciless husband who, determined for a son and inheritor to his property, holds his younger spouse chargeable for their childlessness. yet Petronel, having fallen in love with Lionel's nephew Geoffrey, has her personal plans for generating the longed-for child—and taking her mystery revenge opposed to her husband.
Soon, as dramatic occasions convey Richard of Gloucester to the throne, not just Petronel but additionally her younger son are once more embroiled within the turbulent affairs of court.
Crown of Roses is a beautiful success, a wealthy and compelling saga weaving jointly private and non-private lives within the cataclysmic years best as much as the reign of Richard III.
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