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From the bestselling author of "The Other Boleyn Girl" comes a wonderfully atmospheric evocation of the court of Henry VIII, and the one woman who ... Show synopsis

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  • Apr 7, 2011
    by Msread1

    I thought this book was a great read.
    Was completely satisfied with my purchase.

  • Poor Henry VIII's wives Sep 11, 2010
    by leilani

    Gregory has followed up on her gripping tale of Anne Boleyn with the fate of two other wives of Henry. The king is older, despotic, fat, and has a running sore on his leg which smells foul, not a desirable mate. He marries Anne of Cleves, a German from a small Duchy. Henry finds her unattractive, and she thinks he is disgusting. Anne is fortunate; she does not lose her head, but is banished to a remote castle.

    His next bride is Katherine Howard, related to Anne Boleyn. She is a frivolous teenager who resists the marriage. But her Uncle, Thomas Howard who is power hungry, prevails. Poor Katherine bravely tries to keep the King happy, but a secret affair proves her undoing.

    Jane Boleyn who has served her sister-in-law Anne, and remains at Court to tend the two present wives, is as devious as her Uncle Howard. She proves to be a menace to Henry's wives.

    The story is told alternately by the three above women who tell what Henry was like from their perspective. The book is entertaining with its portrayal of life at Henry VIII's Court and the King's deterioration.

  • great supplement to the Tudors on HBO Aug 28, 2009
    by elvyanna

    This book was reviewed by my book club and we all agreed it was well written and we discussed the similarities between the three women and how they were affected by the times they lived in. We are going to review it once again as some of our members missed the meeting . That is how much we liked the book.

  • Tudor Fiction Apr 26, 2009
    by BurtonReview

    This was a good follow up to The Other Boleyn Girl. Tudor Fans must remember that this is pure fiction, but it was a great read for what it was; a good and quick read. The multiple first person accounts did not detract from the story.

  • Intense Oct 18, 2007
    by photinozino

    This is one of Gregory's best works yet. I cant get enough of reading about the Tudors and Henry's wives. Unlike the constant princess this story details the lives of two of henry's wives and Jane Boleyn, The sister in-law of the late Anne Boleyn. I finished it quickly because I couldnt tear myself away from it. Its nail biting and teeth grinding. What I like about the way she writes, is that even though you know how history is recorded you are still wanting the outcome to be different because you are so involved with the characters. Poor little Kitty Howard. I would absolutely add this volume to my collection, along with Gregory's other books.

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