In honour of International Women’s day I bring to you the review of The Lady of the Rivers. As ladies are celebrated across the world today, I would like to shout out my grandmother for being an inspiration, a rock and the number one woman in my life. I wouldn’t be who I am today if it wasn’t for her and I will forever be in her debt for being there for me through thick and thin.
Anyway, as I was saying..
The Lady of the Rivers – Philippa Gregory
I was so excited to finally start the Cousin’s War series, and W O W, the first book did not disappoint. Although The Lady of the Rivers is #3 in the series, it is chronologically first and a great induction to the rest of the story that’s yet to come. Absolutely loved this, and it was my favourite February read. Talking about strong women, Jacquetta is impressive! My girl showed so much strength and courage it was beautiful to read.
I fell in love with Jacquetta’s and Richard’s love story and the bond they had between them. Ahhh!!
Gregory’s writing flows, is easy to follow and I actually learnt something about history which makes me really quite stoked! (I didn’t really care much about history when I was in school, tut-tut).
Honestly, if you haven’t already read this, please pick it up. It’s an informative, beautiful, heartbreaking and mysterious story and I promise it will not disappoint.
5 out of 5, really-really-really highly recommend.