The Rose of York, Book 1: Love & War


Love & War is the first book in the Rose of York trilogy. It has won the Authorlink, Glyph, Royal Palm, and RWA ‘More Than Magic’ awards.

In a tumultuous era marked by peril and intrigue, reversals of fortune and violent death, the passions of a few rule the destiny of England and change the course of history…. Set in Malory’s England during the Wars of the Roses and based on history, this stirring tale of passion and romance tells the love story of the two star-crossed lovers, Richard of Gloucester and Lady Anne Neville, before they become King and Queen of England.

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“Expounding an historical epic of honor and love during the time of the Wars of the Roses, The Rose Of York (Love & War) is both dramatic and evocative in its portrayal of struggling souls making the best choices they can in an unjust world. A deftly written, reader engaging, thoroughly entertaining and enthusiastically recommended historical novel which documents its author as a gifted literary talent.” — Midwest Book Review

“As the story evolves, the reader finds herself enmeshed in the grim realities of life in the mid 1400s, the politics that created kings (and queens) or led to their downfall … The book makes each person familiar, someone you have known a long time … (and) you can review the history of the times as though you were actually there, such is the writer’s skill. If you enjoy history, romance and a good read, this book is for you.” Patti  Carmack, News Lifestyles Editor, The Ponca City News.

“The historical detail is marvelous. Worth’s depiction of the troubled times, uncertainty of life and the portrayal of historical figures as multidimensional people with good intentions, bad decisions, greed, jealousy and goodness of heart will leave you wanting the next book immediately.”Deborah Brent, The Romantic Times Bookclub.

“Worth has done meticulous research… Though conversations and some incidents must of necessity be invented, she makes them seem so real that one agrees this must have been what they said, the way things happened.”Myrna Smith, Reading Editor, Ricardian Register, Quarterly Publication of the U.S. Richard III Society, Inc. Vol. XXIII, No. 2

“This admirable historical novel belongs on the shelf of all true Ricardians next to “Daughter of Time.” And I’m not saying this just because I wear my roses white and still refer to Henry VII as “that userper”!” India Edghill, TheSolander.

“This account of war, political intrigue, reversals of fortune, difficult choices, and death is interlaced with the romantic love story of Richard and Anne Neville, the daughter of Warwick the Kingmaker. Sandra Worth presents these historical figures in a compelling and believable manner. The action flows quickly and keeps your attention. This is one historical novel that will keep you entranced until the very end. Then you won’t be able to wait for the second book!” Daun Marrs

“[A]n unforgettable journey through the life of Richard Plantagenet the Third … Ms. Worth is an extremely gifted writer with the ability to immerse her readers into the lives and world of her characters … The Rose of York: Love and War isn’t historical fiction; it is a time machine … I know shall be placing this novel on my keeper shelf and anxiously await the remaining books.” Reviewed by SharynMcGinty, In The Library Reviews

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