As I was looking at my Amazon wish list the other day, I noticed that the cover for Philippa Gregory’s next book The Lady of the Rivers had appeared. I don’t know if this will be the final cover but I really hope so and I can’t wait to read the next book in The Cousins War series. The Lady of the Rivers is released on 15th September.
Jacquetta, daughter of the Count of Luxembourg and kinswoman to half the royalty of Europe, was married to the great Englishman John, Duke of Bedford, uncle to Henry VI. Widowed at the age of nineteen she took the extraordinary risk of marrying a gentleman of her house-hold for love, and then carved out a life for herself as Queen Margaret of Anjou’s close friend and a Lancaster supporter – until the day that her daughter Elizabeth Woodville fell in love and married the rival king Edward IV. Of all the little-known but important women of the period, her dramatic story is the most neglected. With her links to Melusina, and to the founder of the house of Luxembourg, together with her reputation for making magic, she is the most haunting of heroines.
Lauren Graham’s debut novel
As a huge Gilmore Girls fan, the news that Lauren Graham (the actress who played Lorelai Gilmore) is writing her debut novel has me very excited. The news was announced on Twitter by publishers Random House who said “Lauren Graham’s debut novel is semi-autobiographical about struggling actress in NYC in mid-90s who waits tables as she hopes for big break.” I really hope that it will be released here too!
Browsing Ruth’s blog the other day, I saw the excellent news that she will be releasing a new book under the pen name of Georgie Carter with Avon. The book has a Christmas theme but will actually be released in September this year and will be called The Perfect Christmas. Congratulations Ruth and don’t forget to check out Ruth’s Blog for more book news including details of Ellie Andrews Has Second Thoughts which is released next month!