The Stolen Crown by Susan Higginbotham was riveting historical fiction. Once I started reading it, I couldn’t put it down. This is amazing as I love this time period and have read several books concerning the War of the Roses, Elizabeth Woodville, etc. I have never read a book about her younger sister, Katherine Woodville and her husband, Harry Stafford, Duke of Buckingham. I was intrigued to find out how they would survive the turmult of the times they lived during.
Young Katherine Woodville discovers her sister Elizabeth marrying King Edward IV in secret one morning. Little does she know that life is about to change in a major way for her entire family. Her and her siblings are matched with some of the greatest families in the land. Katherine marries Harry Stafford, the young Duke of Buckingham at a very young age. As they grow up together, they learn to love each other. Katherine’s family’s rise does not make them many friends, and when King Edward unexpectedly dies, the winds of change threaten to tear apart Katherine and Harry’s family.
Overall I really enjoyed this novel and read it quickly. If you are a fan of historical fiction and/or The War of the Roses, you must read this novel for a fresh take through the eyes of two interesting historical people.
Book Source: Advance Review Copy from Sourcebooks. Thank-you!