“Rich & Intimate...”History buffs rejoice: Gregory’s rich portrait of a previously forgotten aristocrat offers an intimate look at life in Tudor times.
When Mary Boleyn comes to court as an innocent girl of fourteen, she catches the eye of the handsome and charming Henry VIII. Dazzled by the king, Mary falls in love with both her golden prince and her growing role as unofficial queen. However, she soon realizes just how much she is a pawn in her family’s ambitious plots as the king’s interest begins to wane, and soon she is forced to step aside for her best friend and rival: her sister, Anne. With her own destiny suddenly unknown, Mary realizes that she must defy her family and take fate into her own hands.
With more than one million copies in print and adapted for the big screen, The Other Boleyn Girl is a riveting historical drama. It brings to light a woman of extraordinary determination and desire who lived at the heart of the most exciting and glamorous court in Europe, and survived a treacherous political landscape by following her heart.
Topics: England, Tudor Period, Steamy, Romantic, The Tudors, Royalty, Sisters, Made into a Movie, Sibling Rivalry, Family, Love Triangle, Illegitimate Children, Women in History, Kings, Adultery, Betrayal, British Author, and Henry VIII
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Despite all of that, the book is wonderfully written. If it's historically accurate, then those Tudors were a trashy group of people and a lot of fun to read about!more
Hi I have read about half of the book and now I really enjoy it. It took me a little while to get used to it, cause as I said it has been ages since i read historical fiction but now i am really enjoying it and even trying to get more books about this area.
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Wow I wish i could read more. I've finished the book last night and really loved it.sunny You are great for sending this to me. You did so well. I really really enjoyed it immensly and because of this book i want to read more about this timemore
I can't actually see why so many people love this book, but I'm glad I gave it a try to see what the big deal is. Historical fiction isn't really my cup of tea, normally, which possibly explains why I didn't get on with this at all.more
To the argument that the author took many liberties with the story and distorted some facts, it is historical FICTION!! I don't think I would use it to teach a history lesson.
All in all, it was an entertaining read.more