Book Review – The House of York by Terry Tyler

A compelling family drama

The House of York is the eleventh novel by accomplished Indie writer Terry Tyler.  We first meet the York family in 1993 and follow their lives over the next twenty one years through the eyes of the main protagonists.   We find ourselves in the privileged position of seeing their innermost thoughts and feelings as their intertwined lives unfold.

Whilst the story works well in its own right, a knowledge of the late Plantagenet and early Tudor dynasties is a clear advantage as it enables the reader to fully appreciate the parallels and subtle undertones which the author cleverly weaves into the plot.  I found myself smiling at the use of character names and family dynamics all the way through the book.  The notes at the end helpfully clarify the comparisons between the fictional contemporary figures and their historical counterparts and may well encourage many to explore a fascinating period of English history.

Terry Tyler has a clear writing style and maintains a consistent pace throughout.  She also possesses the enviable knack of rendering the reader reluctant to put their Kindle down.

If you are looking for a compelling read with some dark twists, look no further than The House of York.   I have no hesitation in awarding this excellent novel five stars.

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About jhbooksblog

Hello - I'm Julie Haiselden, an occasional NHS med sec/practice administrator. Mother of three, wife of one, a chaotic cook and published crime/thriller novelist who blogs a bit about books, life and food. School alumna. Occasional am-dram actress/director. I enjoy walking and photography (although my enthusiasm outweighs my skill set). I've recently joined the reviewing team at Whispering Stories and can be found via the following social media sites: I also accept a few hard copy novels to review.
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One Response to Book Review – The House of York by Terry Tyler

  1. Terry Tyler says:

    Thank you so much, Julie – such a lovely surprise!! I also just read your post below and love that you nicked my scrunchie things!!!!!

    I’m really pleased you enjoyed the book ~ and that you ‘got’ the nods to the Plantagenets, too! Sometimes I did things just to amuse myself, like Charles suggesting that Gabriel (aka the Duke of Clarence) might drown in a vat of wine :).

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