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The Lady of the Rivers

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Philippa Gregory

Narrated By: Bianca Amato

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: October 2011

Duration: 19 hours 0 minutes


#1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory weaves witchcraft, passion, and adventure into the story of Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford, a woman who navigated a treacherous path through the battle lines in the War of the Roses.

Descended from Melusina, the river goddess, Jacquetta has always had the gift of second sight. As a child visiting her uncle, she meets his prisoner, Joan of Arc, and recognizes her own power in the young woman accused of witchcraft. They share the mystery of the tarot card of the “wheel of fortune” before Joan is taken to a horrific death at the hands of the English rulers of France. Jacquetta understands the danger for a woman who dares to dream.

Married to the Duke of Bedford, English Regent of France, Jacquetta is introduced by him to a mysterious world of learning and alchemy. Her only friend in the great household is the Duke’s squire Richard Woodville, who is at her side when the Duke’s death leaves her a wealthy young widow. The two become lovers and marry in secret, returning to England to serve at the court of the young King Henry VI, where Jacquetta becomes a close and loyal friend to his new queen.

A sweeping, powerful story based on history and rich in passion and legend, The Lady of the Rivers tells the story of the real-life mother to the White Queen. Philippa Gregory is writing at the height of her talent.


  • nab6215

    Jacquetta was real to me. Philippa Gregory brought her alive. I wanted to better understand the times she lived in so I researched a little. I recommend the The Wars of The Roses: A Bloody Crown, Produced by Simply Media TV. All of it doesn't apply but it most of it does. Don't watch the video all the way through if you don't want spoilers to "The Kingmaker's Daughters".

  • Lydia F.

    I love these books! Makes my ride into work much more enjoyable. The narrorator’s voice is perfect. It really transports me into another time. Great read!

  • Angela R

    I love these novels! The cousins war is absolutely my favorite, so far! The narrator is easy to listen to, this is just awesome!

  • Anonymous

    Loved this book! It's a great way to learn the history of a time I knew little about. Loved the writing style.

  • Arihana Vargas

    My FAVORITE book in the Cousins' War series! I LOVE Jacquetta!

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