Wanda Lynne Young: Bookalicious


Philippa Gregory's The Red Queen

Queen of Historical Romance

If you enjoy historical romances, then the name Philippa Gregory (of The Other Boleyn Girl fame) would be as familiar to you as smelling salts would be to a corseted woman.

The Red Queen, follow up to  The White Queen, is now available in paperback in anticipation of the third book in the Wars of the Roses series, The Lady of the Rivers, to be released this Fall. The Red Queen is just as scintillating and salacious as The White Queen and The Lady of the Rivers promises to bring the same!

Margaret Beaufort was born the heiress to the red rose of Lancaster. Margaret had grand plans for herself but her more practical mother arranges for her to marry a man twice her age. Margaret finds herself in a loveless marriage, a mother at age fourteen and then a young widow. Instead of dwelling on her lonely life, she sets her sights on the throne of England for her son. The Red Queen is a tantalizing tale of loyalty, lineage, royalty and destiny.

For more from The Red Queen read the excerpt from Simon & Schuster Canada and visit Philippa Gregory's website: www.philippagregory.com.


Philippa Gregory's The Lady of the Rivers event
November 1st, from 7:00 - 10:00pm
St. Barnabas Church
361 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, Ontario

Check out the Facebook event page Meet Philippa Gregory for more details and updates. 


The Yummy Mummy Book Club is reading The Red Queen. We will have our Twitter virtual book club chat on Wednesday, August 31, from 9:30 -11:00 PM EDT. If you want to participate in the #YMBC chat on Twitter just follow me @YMCbookalicious and use the hashtag #RedQueen. If you want to learn more about The Red Queen novel then you can check out the reading group guide and the author video. I will be giving away copies of The Red Queen and an upcoming Philippa Gregory novel The Lady of the Rivers during the Twitter book club chat!

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Simon & Schuster Canada has prize packs of The Red Queen and The White Queen to give to two lucky Bookalicious readers who leave a comment.

For more Simon & Schuster Canada books and author information visit their website www.simonandschuster.ca, follow @SimonSchusterCA on Twitter and find Simon & Schuster Canada on Facebook.

You must be a Yummy Mummy Club member to win. Click to sign up! It's free and filled with perks. One comment per member. Entries will be accepted until 11:59 pm EDT on August 15, 2011. This contest is open to Canadian residents. Winners will be picked using www.random.org. Please mark the email address [email protected] as a "safe sender" when you enter a Bookalicious giveaway and respond within 1 week of notice to claim your prize!

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