This is the 2nd offering from Anne Easter Smith (and my 3rd read of hers having read them out of order). It is my favorite one of the 3. Margaret of York is such a strong female historical figure that she makes for a fantastic story. I can only imagine the work that went into this to weave fiction into history.
Margaret of York is one of King Edward IV and Richard III's sisters. She became Duchess of Burgandy, marrying Charles the Bold at 22. She ruled most of the Duchy as Charles set about conquering land. She comes from an interesting (though bloody) time in history and is remembered as a great leader. Good character, good story.