Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Teaser Tuesday: The White Princess by Philippa Gregory

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

I picked up this ARC of The White Princess by Philippa Gregory at ALA. I was familiar with her name as a noted writer of historical fiction but I have never read any of her books. Here is the description of this July 23 release:
Caught between loyalties, the mother of the Tudors must choose between the red rose and the white.

Philippa Gregory, #1 New York Times best­selling author and “the queen of royal fiction” (USA Today), presents the latest Cousins’ War novel, the remarkable story of Elizabeth of York, daughter of the White Queen.

When Henry Tudor picks up the crown of England from the mud of Bosworth field, he knows he must marry the princess of the enemy house—Elizabeth of York—to unify a country divided by war for nearly two decades.

But his bride is still in love with his slain enemy, Richard III—and her mother and half of England dream of a missing heir, sent into the unknown by the White Queen. While the new monarchy can win power, it cannot win hearts in an England that plots for the triumphant return of the House of York.

Henry’s greatest fear is that somewhere a prince is waiting to invade and reclaim the throne. When a young man who would be king leads his army and invades England, Elizabeth has to choose between the new husband she is coming to love and the boy who claims to be her beloved lost brother: the rose of York come home at last.
Teaser:
I stare at his brown head for a moment and think that his dumb animal grief is just like mine. Except I am ordered to talk all the time, and to smile all the day.

24 comments:

  1. Oh I read a couple Phillipa Gregory books and really enjoyed them. I hope you're enjoying this!
    trish - my teaser

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  2. I am following the tv show The White Queen. Haven't really read the books. But I am interested. Nice teaser.

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  3. I've been meaning to read some books by her.

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  4. I like this teaser! I always wanted to read Phillipa Gregory's books but never did so. I should definitely give them a try at some point.

    Here's my TT!

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  5. I've only read the first book in her YA series, and though I love historical fiction, I'm not sure this author is for me. Great teaser, though. Thanks for sharing & stopping by!

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  6. Good teaser; I would have a hard time talking all the time and smiling all day.

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  7. Exactly the kind of book I enjoy reading. It is now on my list :)

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  8. Interesting teaser! Hope your enjoying it.

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  9. Hm. Haven't heard of the author or this title before. Sounds like an interesting read. Happy reading :)

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  10. i love your teaser.. all books from Phillipa Gregory is great!

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  11. I have this one, but haven't gotten a chance to read it.

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  12. Nice teaser! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  13. Nice tease! Sounds like a tiring day!

    Here's my Tuesday Post

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  14. Very nice teaser. I may have to add this one to my pile. Thanks!

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  15. Good teaser. It's been years since I've read anything by this author. Hope you're enjoying it! My teaser: Blue Heaven

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  16. I've read one or two Phillipa Gregory books - I liked them, and I'm even more into historical novels than I used to be, I should really look into more of her stuff! :D

    April @ My Shelf Confessions

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  17. I've never read this author but heard so much about her. This sounds great!

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  18. I've read a couple by this author and enjoyed them for the most part. I hope this one is excellent, happy reading!
    My Friends Are Fiction

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  19. Philippa Gregory is one of those writers I've always intended to read, but somehow never got around to. I should do something about that! Love the sound of this one, and the teaser.

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  20. I have always wanted to read Philippa Gregory, but just haven't had the chance. Hope you enjoy this one!

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  21. Interesting teaser! I feel sorry for her.

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  22. I'm familiar with the author but I haven't read her books. great teaser! thanks for visiting my blog :D

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