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by Laura Andersen
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Debbie's Spurts
Debbie's Spurts rated it 3 years ago
Not what I expected and very little seemed "Tudor" or "Boleyn." More just another historical romance. Pretty ordinary for the genre. Eventually -- according to book descriptions -- series moves more into Elizabeth Tudor; I might like those books more. There was little of Henry VIII and Anne Bo...
Sorry kids, no feet.
Sorry kids, no feet. rated it 3 years ago
I am not typically a fan of historical fiction that completely stretches the truth so it fits the author's desired story. History by itself is interesting enough without twisting the truth. This book falls under the category of something completely different. I can't get mad about the historical ina...
SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady
It was ... OK. (And it should have been subtitled "Everyone Loves Minuette.") I was interested in this one because of the "alternate history" angle ("Anne Boleyn bears a son, and lives. Henry had only two wives.") - what is there is interesting, but I was disappointed Andersen did not do more wi...
Khanh the Killjoy
Khanh the Killjoy rated it 5 years ago
Dear Anne Boleyn: I'm so sorry for the way you died. I hated the way you were branded witch, whore, traitor; I shudder in horror at how you died, beheaded, reviled by a nation, betrayed by your own husband. But man, the alternative if you had lived is so fucking dull. After your death, you've bee...
A Book Addict's Musings by Readinghearts
There were several things that drew me to Laura Andersen's book The Boleyn King. First and foremost I love reading about historical figures, especially when it is about Royalty. I cut my teeth on books written by Jean Plaidy, Norah Lofts, and the like and recently moved on to some of the greats l...
Tweezle Reads
Tweezle Reads rated it 6 years ago
An absolutely fascinating read that kept me captivated from beginning to end! To imagine what would have happened if Anne Boleyn's child would have survived, makes this book's premises unusual and interesting, but the real hook is the voice that the author gives to each of the characters. She create...
Books, Dogs, and Other Blogs
Books, Dogs, and Other Blogs rated it 6 years ago
Definitely an interesting premise, and I really enjoyed the alternate history. What if Anne Boleyn had a son that was destined to become king? Although the character of William was fine, I was really captivated by how the author treated Anne and Elizabeth, along with other characters (even Jane Grey...
misfitandmom rated it 6 years ago
This novel is based on the what-if Anne Boleyn's son had lived, and became king after the death of his father Henry VIII. I'm generally not too fond of these types of novels, but I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised at this one, I thought the author did an excellent job of imagining a new worl...
CherylMM rated it 6 years ago
Well it is certainly historical fiction and the author has taken a stab at what most historical buffs have wondered at one time or another. What would British history look like if Anne Boleyn had given Henry VIII a male heir.I think if given the chance I would travel back and give Henry a kick up hi...
The Welsh Bookworm
The Welsh Bookworm rated it 6 years ago
Setting: England, Hampton Court, Time: 1553-1554Main characters: Anne Boleyn, her daughter Elizabeth, her son Henry IX (known as William), Dominic Courtenay (son of a traitor, mother "a Boleyn", ward of George Boleyn, Lord Rochford), Genevieve Wyatt (known as Minuette)First paragraph, Chapter One: "...
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