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To Die For: A Novel of Anne Boleyn - Sandra Byrd
To Die For: A Novel of Anne Boleyn
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To Die For, is the story of Meg Wyatt, pledged forever as the best friend to Anne Boleyn since their childhoods on neighboring manors in Kent. When Anne’s star begins to ascend, of course she takes her best friend Meg along for the ride. Life in the court of Henry VIII is thrilling at first, but... show more
To Die For, is the story of Meg Wyatt, pledged forever as the best friend to Anne Boleyn since their childhoods on neighboring manors in Kent. When Anne’s star begins to ascend, of course she takes her best friend Meg along for the ride. Life in the court of Henry VIII is thrilling at first, but as Anne’s favor rises and falls, so does Meg’s. And though she’s pledged her loyalty to Anne no matter what the test, Meg just might lose her greatest love—and her own life—because of it.  Meg's childhood flirtation with a boy on a neighboring estate turns to true love early on. When he is called to follow the Lord and be a priest she turns her back on both the man and his God. Slowly, though, both woo her back through the heady times of the English reformation. In the midst of it, Meg finds her place in history, her own calling to the Lord that she must follow, too, with consequences of her own. Each character in the book is tested to figure out what love really means, and what, in this life, is worth dying for.Though much of Meg’s story is fictionalized, it is drawn from known facts. The Wyatt family and the Boleyn family were neighbors and friends, and perhaps even distant cousins. Meg’s brother, Thomas Wyatt, wooed Anne Boleyn and ultimately came very close to the axe blade for it. Two Wyatt sisters attended Anne at her death, and at her death, she gave one of them her jeweled prayer book—Meg.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781439183113 (1439183112)
ASIN: B0076TLHAK
Publisher: Howard Books
Pages no: 332
Edition language: English
Series: Ladies in Waiting (#1)
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A Tale of Two Pages
A Tale of Two Pages rated it
4.0 To Die For: A Novel of Anne Boleyn
Meg Wyatt is the best friend of Anne Boleyn, and one of her staunchest supporters. Growing up together in the country, the girls formed a bond that was never to be broken. As time and family circumstances take them apart for a while, they continue to meet and keep their friendship alive.As Anne move...
Ageless Pages Reviews
Ageless Pages Reviews rated it
4.0
Sandra Byrd is fast proving herself a major talent in Tudor historical fiction. This was an involving, detailed, and mostly accurate representation of life under Henry VIII as he changed from an entitled king to a full-blown tyrant. Some liberties are taken with dates and names, but it more than wor...
Elysium
Elysium rated it
3.0 To Die For: A Novel of Anne Boleyn
3.5 starsMeg Wyatt grew up as a neighbor to Anne Boleyn and the two were best friends since childhood. When Anne is sent to court in the service of the king’s sister, Meg is married off to an elderly baron while her heart belongs to Will Ogilvy who chooses priesthood over her. But when Anne starts t...
Leslie's Book Fort
Leslie's Book Fort rated it
4.0 To Die For: A Novel of Anne Boleyn
The title of this book really made me nervous, with its (presumed) pun on 20th century slang, but I was pleasantly surprised. It provided a decidedly different (but certainly supported by history) take on Anne Boleyn as religious reformer, rather than just the scheming, ambitious "other woman" who d...
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