The Last White Rose: A Novel of Elizabeth of York by Alison Weir
Title: The Last White Rose: A Novel of Elizabeth of York
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Genre: Historical Fiction
No. of Pages: 526
Date of Publication: 10 May, 2022
My Rating: 5 Stars
When I was in school, I thought history was so boring because the textbooks were so horribly dry. I didn’t realize what a passion I have for learning more history until I was in my thirties and realized that instead of it being old and dusty, history was as much in full on color as our own lives and times are. As an historian and very talented writer, Alison Weir is able to bring history to life in such a fantastic way - I loved her voice for Elizabeth, the princess turned queen most known for bringing forth the Tudor dynasty.
When I started this novel, I made sure that I was caught up with my other reading because I knew I’d want to savor it. I’m glad that I did, because this brought Elizabeth’s story alive in an utterly engrossing way, even though I was already rather familiar with the Tudor matriarch’s biography. This grabbed my attention from the first chapter, and during my reading of this, I was transfixed and enjoyed each and every page.
Another absolute winner from Ms. Weir, I absolutely loved this book.
eARC kindly provided by Ballantine Books / Random House Publishing Group and NetGalley. Opinions shared are my own.