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The Raven and the Rose e-book

Author:

Virginia Henley

Language:

English

Category:

Romance

Subcategory:

Historical

ePub size:

1918 kb

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Rating:

4.9

Publisher:

Island Books (June 1, 1987)

ISBN:

044017161X

The Raven and the Rose e-book

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Books by Virginia Henley: The raven and the rose. The hawk and the dove, winner of the 1988 Romantic Times. award for Best Elizabethan Historical Romance. The pirate and the pagan. The falcon and the flower. The dragon and the jewel.

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I love Virginia Henley's books. I have all her books and have yet to find any that I truely did not like. The Raven was a really good historical romance that painted great pictures of the past. The characters were perfect even with their flaws

I love Virginia Henley's books. The characters were perfect even with their flaws. Roger is the perfect mate for Roseanna because of his willingness to be patient.

Virginia married Arthur Henley in 1956 and they remained together until his death in 2013 The Raven and the Rose (1987). The Hawk and the Dove (1988).

Virginia married Arthur Henley in 1956 and they remained together until his death in 2013. They had two sons, Sean and Adam; four grandchildren, Daryl, Michael, Tara and Ryan; and two great grandchildren, Aireanna and Elizabeth. The marriage took place in Grimsby, Ontario, where she was a housewife, who read The Wolf and the Dove by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss, and decided to start to write. There are marked differences between Henley's books published by Dell and those published by Island Books. The novels published by Dell had illustrated cover pages, with a plot synopsis on the back cover. The Raven and the Rose (1987).

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The Rose, The Raven lint on all the church weathervanes in the crystal-clear air. York’s walls stood strongly against any enemy. The spires of its magnificent cathedral soared high above the other buildings and could be seen from miles away. The party of eight clattered through the gates onto the cobbled streets that led toward the Royal Palace

The Raven & The Rose by Virginia Henley. I am a fan of Virginia Henley and have read most of her books. Edward IV reigned toward the end of the turbulent period of The War of Roses (1455-1487) in England.

The Raven & The Rose by Virginia Henley. In general, her main characters are partially fictionalized people who once actually lived. Although well-known characters in this book, such as Edward IV, George, Duke of Clarence, and Warwick are real, the main characters are wholly fictitious. Without biography driving the plot and characterization, Henley seems to falter. This book is a typical, fun but rather trite romance. His reign encompassed many years of peace. But there were periods of turbulence.

My short story is set in Elizabethan times. The book's ancient legacy and the letter of love touches her heart and alters the course of her life forever. The queen arranges a marriage for her ward Burgundy Bedford with Lord Nicholas Mountjoy, Earl of Devon. But Burgundy plans to thwart the queen by eloping with another. She finds an ancient book passed down the centuries from mother to daughter. In the book she finds a letter from her mother.

Her beauty was the spark . . . Her hair was black silk against her ivory skin; her gray eyes burned with opal fire. The love child of King Edward IV, Roseanna was pledged to her father's most prized warrior. He was dark, strong, and commanding, and in the bedchamber, where he forced her to honor her marriage vows, she learned to crave his intoxicating touch. And still she swore not to love him even as she surrendered to the dark rapture of . . . the ravenHis passion was the fire . . . His shoulders were broad within the coat of mail that made him invulnerable to everything but Reseanna's innocence. Obsessed with taming the fiery beauty who inflamed his flesh, Ravenspur fell in love, knowing ruthless men plotted to topple the king he served and at the heart of the intrigue was she who would be either his death or his salvation . . .
Dianantrius
Rich in history of 15th century England, this is a passionate love story between two stubborn, strong-willed people who reached for all life can give, rising to every challenge, including each other. I really enjoyed it, could not stop reading it and recommend it.

It is the time when King Edward IV ruled England though he faced threats from many enemies. Beautiful Roseanna Castlemaine rides and hunts with the best of her father's men and is an expert at horse breeding. She does what she pleases. At 17, she learns she is the illegitimate daughter of the King, who has been her mother's lover since they were 14. Roseanna's "first love" is a landless knight, Sir Bryan, who writes her poetry. They pledge their love to each other though she has been betrothed for years to Roger Montford, Baron of Ravenspur. She has never met him and he's never claimed her. The King did that mostly to protect Ravenspur from having to ward off the parents of marriageable young girls as he'd already had two disastrous marriages that ended in the death of both wives. Wanting out of a betrothal that is preventing her from marrying the man she wants, Roseanna rides to the hunting lodge where Ravenspur is staying to ask him to drop his claim so she can marry Sir Bryan. But her plans go awry when she is beset by a storm and her horse runs away. She is found in a bedraggled state by Tristan, Ravenspur's younger brother who thinks her a simple village girl and decides she is a prize for his brother.

If you like to read books in date order, here are the other books she wrote about the same time in chronological order (the first three form her Plantagenet trilogy):

* The Falcon and the Flower (1989) - late 12th century/early 13th
* The Dragon and the Jewel (1991) - 13th century
* The Marriage Prize (2000) - 13th century
* The Raven and the Rose (1987) - 15th century
* The Hawk and the Dove (1988) - 16th century
* The Pirate and the Pagan (1990) - 17th century

And, if you want Scotland's side of the story, you can read her Kennedy Clan books both set in the 16th century after The Raven and The Rose:

* Tempted (1992)
* The Border Hostage (2001)

I highly recommend them all!
Angana
The Raven and the Rose is an interesting book with some unusual events occurring. Roseanna wants to be grown up, but does not always act accordingly. Events are constantly changing, up to the very end.
Zeus Wooden
The Raven & The Rose by Virginia Henley

I am a fan of Virginia Henley and have read most of her books. In general, her main characters are partially fictionalized people who once actually lived. Although well-known characters in this book, such as Edward IV, George, Duke of Clarence, and Warwick are real, the main characters are wholly fictitious. Without biography driving the plot and characterization, Henley seems to falter. This book is a typical, fun but rather trite romance. The characters are stereotypes. The fast-moving plot is often silly.

The book, however, is not a total loss. It takes place during the reign of Edward IV, who was a powerful king and a complex character. Unlike most kings, he married for love. He was, however, notoriously unfaithful. The graves of his Queen and his favorite mistress are adjacent to his grave in Westminster Abbey - the only such arrangement of which I am aware.

Edward IV reigned toward the end of the turbulent period of The War of Roses (1455-1487) in England. His reign encompassed many years of peace. But there were periods of turbulence. This book takes place during such a time (1469-71). In general, Heneley's descriptions of the period are accurate and interesting. However, she makes some careless errors. For example, she mentions the heroine's "panties". Women didn't start wearing underpants until the 19th century! Because of the vivid portrayal of the time period and the somewhat amusing plot, I don't regret reading this book. But if you primarily enjoy Henley as biographical-historical romance, you will probably be disappointed.
Ferne
this things are things that happen in real life i myself had to seek protection when i found myself alone and later had the love of mine
come back and look for me
Thohelm
The inital plot sounded as if it had promise but failed to deliver. V.H. rushed through the novel. The heroine's reactions are unreal and childlike. For example, someone reveals a huge, life-shattering secret to her and a moment later she just shrugs it off and forgives everyone! What? This novel would have been better is V.H. had drawn out certain parts in the beginning so the impact of their role in the story would hold more power. Also, she tries too hard to rephrase romantic or erotic language into the time period. I have never heard of male genitals being referred to as "long manroot". What is he a tree? All in all, the characters aren't well develop and neither is the premise of the story. If you really want this book find it for free....thats all its worth.

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