Written By: Philippa Gregory

Narrated By: Bianca Amato

Date: October 2011

Duration: 19 hours 0 minutes


#1 New York Times bestselling author and “queen of royal fiction” (USA TODAY) Philippa Gregory brings to life the story of Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford, a woman of passion and of legend who navigated a treacherous path through the battle lines in the War of the Roses to bring her family unimaginable power.

When the young and beautiful Jacquetta is married to the older Duke of Bedford, English regent of France, he introduces her 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.

The Woodvilles soon achieve a place at the very heart of the Lancaster court, though Jacquetta has visions of the growing threat from the people of England and the danger of their royal York rivals. Jacquetta fights for her king and queen, as she sees an extraordinary and unexpected future for her daughter Elizabeth: a change of fortune, the white rose of York, and the throne of England…


  • 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".

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Arihana Vargas

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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Gina G.

    Excellent book:) enjoyed it from start to finish!! Fantastic narrator!!

  • Kristin L.

    This is a new one of the series for me and I truly enjoyed learning more of Jaquetta's story.

  • Levette G.

    truly enjoyed this novel.

  • Kathie

    I enjoy Philippa Gregory's historical novels and this was another good one. She keeps the timeline accurate and weaves interesting characters into the story line. I especially like that her books are written from a woman's perspective.

  • Maggie M.

    I enjoy this series of books and I love learning about the time period in this way. I would give the story a high rating I just thought this story took a bit to long to tell. It seemed like a lot of repeating traits of characters and I found myself getting a bit bored at some points. Overall I’m glad I read it and learned a lot from it.

  • Patricia B.

    Love the rhythm of narrator and the flashes of history. Well worth the time. look forward to more.

  • 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.

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