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SUSAN HIGGINBOTHAM | Thank You Historians
Uncategorized / March 15, 2010

One thing that can be said for certain about Edward IV-the king whose secret marriage to Elizabeth Woodville sets the events of my novel The Stolen Crown into motion-he knew how to put on a show. Take, for instance, the welcoming of Louis de Gruthuse to England in 1472, an event recorded by Bluemantle Pursuivant. We know that Gruthuse was led to the chambers of Edward IV’s queen, where the ladies were dancing and playing games; that Edward presented his visitor with costly gifts, including a great gold cup containing a unicorn’s horn, feasted with him, and hunted with him; and that when the long days of pleasure were over, Gruthuse was escorted to a splendid bed of “as good downe as coulde be thought.” Edward got another chance to demonstrate the magnificence of his court in 1478, when his four-year-old son, Richard, Duke of York, married little Anne Mowbray, who at age five was even longer in the tooth than little Richard. We have a detailed description of the wedding festivities and especially of the celebratory jousts, at the conclusion of which the king’s eldest daughter, Elizabeth of York, presented the winners with golden initials studded with a diamond,…

Fresh Pick | THE BEST REVENGE by Justine Davis
Fresh Pick / March 15, 2010

Redstone, Incorporated February 2010On Sale: February 1, 2010Featuring: St. John; Jessa Hill224 pagesISBN: 0373276672EAN: 9780373276677Mass Market Paperback$4.99 Romance SuspenseBuy at The Best Revengeby Justine Davis He wanted his last dead end buried… Something in St. John’s intense blue eyes reminded Jessa Hill of her childhood friend. But Adam Alden was long dead…. The handsome stranger had vowed to help her defeat Adam’s father in the mayoral race. Yet St. John’s quest for revenge seemed too personal for a casual acquaintance. Could St. John and Adam be the same man…and would he disappear with Jessa’s heart a second time? Dameron St. John returned home with a new identity and a score to settle. But he wasn’t prepared for the emotions that surfaced when he reunited with Jessa. Could he let her in once again…and together would they slay his demons once and for all? Excerpt “Coward.” St. John looked at himself in the mirror. The scar was less vivid than usual this morning, perhaps because there wasn’t much tan to contrast with the thin, long ridge that slashed along the right side of his jaw. That happened when you hid inside most of the time, he told himself. Coward was…