“The White Queen” offered refined, yet simplistic writing concerning a warring English monarchy and the disappearance of two heirs to the throne. Gregory does an excellent job of depicting the turmoil in England during “the cousins war” and has a keen ability to succinctly summarize critical events. It is this writing that has appealed to me in all of her novels. But the main character Elizabeth, new wife of the King of England, was stunted by the immense amount of information smashed into the pages. One thing I loved so much about “The Other Boleyn Girl” was Anne herself. Here Elizabeth never amounts to anything more than a mother trying to protect her children, and her constant worrying became annoying quickly. This was not one of my favorite books by this author.