- File Size: 963 KB
- Print Length: 443 pages
- Publication Date: October 19, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B016WNEEQO
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #657,245 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The House Of York Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
Every one of Terry Tyler's characters has a distinctive voice, and I really enjoyed reading the story from their different perspectives. I was also incredibly impressed with the seamlessness of the narrative. With so many subplots spinning at all times, a less skilled author would run the risk of losing the reader, or dropping a ball or two. But that literally never happened in this novel.
I picked up the book because I'd liked Tyler's Round and Round so much, and wasn't aware that The House of York is a modern spin on the War of the Roses until the end. Then I was truly blown away! What a gifted author Tyler is.I'd recommend The House of York to anyone looking for a different, engaging read with a colorful and unique cast of characters. Perhaps if you're very well versed in British history, you'll be able to guess how the story ends, but I was riveted until the very last page.
Lisa Grey is about to find out. When the beautiful young widow is plucked from her drab life by Elias York, she’d have been forgiven for thinking she woken up in a fairy tale.
However, she soon finds out that nothing is ever as it seems. And, the wealthy, prestigious family into which she’s married carries its own secrets.
Elias’ brothers—the carefree but deeply flawed Gabriel and the darkly brilliant Richard—and his remote, judgmental mother offer the best and worst of a life of privilege to the young woman.
British author Terry Tyler really hits her stride with this one. It follows the same approach as her fascinating novel, “Kings and Queens”—a modern-day retelling of the life and loves of Henry VIII as a 20th century land baron.
Her latest novel was inspired by the real House of York, so familiar to history buffs. Basically, she answers such questions as, what if the hunchback king, Richard III was hanging out in England today? (But not under a car park, where his real remains were discovered a few years back.)
Tyler has a gift for breathing fresh life into well-known characters whom we have only known through dusty history books, as she has them face such timeless challenges as the search to satisfy love and lust. Lust for power. Lust for the illicit. Lust for what cannot be.
The fun in Tyler’s retelling is figuring out just how she’ll tie together the stories of the modern version and the historic figure on which he or she is based.
Each chapter is told from the point of view of a different character, leading the reader through a very readable story right to its shocking end.
Set aside a rainy weekend, huddle under a blanket, and enjoy.
Ms Tyler writes very well and extremely competently, maintaining reader interest throughout, handling well her multi-charactered and fast-moving plot.
Her approach is very professional and a main delight for me is the attention to correct spelling and grammar, lack of which can so detract from the reader's enjoyment.
This is the third or fourth of Ms Tyler's books that I have read, and each has been a pleasure to read.
Highly recommended - you will not be disappointed.
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