The House of Lanyon

Valerie Anand, Author . Mira $24.95 (586p) ISBN 978-0-7783-2502-4

The War of the Roses rages around the Lanyons in Exmoor, England, prosperous tenant farmers of the landed Sweetwater family. Peter Lanyon and his wife, Liza, bridle at his father Richard’s attempts to run their lives as Richard, who hides a dark secret, tries to raise the family’s station. Through war, intrigue and natural disaster, Peter and Liza love each other in their fashion, though each has a great lost love, and their mistakes come back to haunt them. As the Lanyons find favor with the Duke of Gloucester (who will be Richard III), it may be a case of being careful what you wish for. There’s not enough historical detail to place the Lanyons in their time and place, and the book’s pace is slow, but Anand, who writes the Ursula Blanchard mysteries as Fiona Buckley, has a light touch that carries this family saga. (Nov.)

Reviewed on: 08/13/2007
Release date: 11/01/2007
Genre: Fiction
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