Philippa Gregory

Three Sisters, Three Queens by Philippa Gregory

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Title: Three Sisters, Three Queens

Author: Philippa Gregory

Blurb: “There is only one bond that I trust: between a woman and her sisters. We never take our eyes off each other. In love and in rivalry, we always think of each other.”
When Katherine of Aragon is brought to the Tudor court as a young bride, the oldest princess, Margaret, takes her measure.  With one look, each knows the other for a rival, an ally, a pawn, destined – with Margaret’s younger sister Mary – to a sisterhood unique in all the world. The three sisters will become the queens of England, Scotland and France.
United by family loyalties and affections, the three queens find themselves set against each other.  Katherine commands an army against Margaret and kills her husband James IV of Scotland. But Margaret’s boy becomes heir to the Tudor throne when Katherine loses her son. Mary steals the widowed Margaret’s proposed husband, but when Mary is widowed it is her secret marriage for love that is the envy of the others. As they experience betrayals, dangers, loss and passion, the three sisters find that the only constant in their perilous lives is their special bond, more powerful than any man, even a king.

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Review: I really enjoy the Tudor series by Philippa Gregory. I am fascinated by the Tudors and love reading any books that are based in that era.

This book was from the view of Queen Mary of Scotland the sister of Henry 8th. Having not read a story from her view before and one that is around the most influential women of the time really interested me. I found it fascinating. Following her journey, the decisions she had to make the orders she had to follow you also got a glimpse into the lives of Catherine of Argon and Princess Margaret.

The book is well written and gives historical detail but not too much that you get bored by it, it is a great historical fiction book.

If you love the Tudor era than Philippa Gregory’s Tudor series is defiantly one to read.

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