bookgirl94, January 13, 2011 (view all comments by bookgirl94)
I love this! Even though I knew what was going to happen (historical fiction-Henry the 8th duh) it still kept my interest and I felt like I knew the characters.
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chrislinpayne, January 18, 2009 (view all comments by chrislinpayne)
I thought this book was a huge page turner. Finished in a couple of days. The women are complex and they are mince meat for Henry.Who comes across as one big toddler.I wonder what his parents were like?
New book quest? You bet.
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mommytorres, March 26, 2008 (view all comments by mommytorres)
As a fan of historical fiction I have come to own several of Gregory's books. I believe that "The Boleyn Inheritance" may be her finest work for us readers thus far! I highly recommend this book!
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Phillipa; Phillippa; Boleyn Girl; Bolin; Henry VIII; the Tudors; Anne Boleyn; Anne of Cleves; Katherine Howard; Kathryn; Jane Rochford; King Henry s wives; English Reformation
Phillipa; Phillippa; Boleyn Girl; Bolin; Henry VIII; the Tudors; Anne Boleyn; Anne of Cleves; Katherine Howard; Kathryn; Jane Rochford; King Henry s wives; English Reformation; The White Queen; Starz; The Other Boleyn Girl
"Publishers Weekly Review"
by Publishers Weekly,
"Returning to the scene of The Other Boleyn Girl, historical powerhouse Gregory again brings the women of Henry VIII's court vividly to life. Among the cast, who alternately narrate: Henry's fourth wife, Bavarian-born Anne of Cleves; his fifth wife, English teenager Katherine Howard; and Lady Rochford (Jane Boleyn), the jealous spouse whose testimony helped send her husband, Thomas, and sister-in-law Anne Boleyn to their execution. Attended by Lady Rochford, 24-year-old Anne of Cleves endures a disastrous first encounter with the twice-her-age king — an occasion where Henry takes notice of Katherine Howard. Gregory beautifully explains Anne of Cleves's decision to stay in England after her divorce, and offers contemporary descriptions of Lady Rochford's madness. While Gregory renders Lady Rochford with great emotion, and Anne of Cleves with sympathy, her most captivating portrayal is Katherine, the clever yet nave 16th-century adolescent counting her gowns and trinkets. Male characters are not nearly as endearing. Gregory's accounts of events are accurate enough to be persuasive, her characterizations modern enough to be convincing. Rich in intrigue and irony, this is a tale where readers will already know who was divorced, beheaded or survived, but will savor Gregory's sharp staging of how and why. (Dec. 5) " Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
by Entertainment Weekly,
"Fascinating...harrowing....If only...history books were written so vividly."
by USA Today,
"The queen of royal fiction."
"Narrated in turn by this trio of intriguing women, this tale of court politics and treachery unfolds from three equally compelling points of view."
by Kirkus Reviews,
"Gregory's knowledge of the period, combined with her novelistic skill, allows her to view this grim tale through the eyes of the three women....Their first-person accounts are convincing and shockingly self-serving. Royal history spoon-fed in a highly digestible form."
by Philadelphia Inquirer,
"One of the best aspects of this book is its ability to make fictional sense out of historical enigmas....It provides satisfying closure to a vibrant historical and psychological story."
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Queen's Fool, The Virgin's Lover, The Constant Princess and The Other Boleyn Girl comes a tempestuous Tudor tale about two queens, Anne of Cleves and Catherine Parr, and the woman who destroys them both.
From the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "The Other Boleyn Girl" comesa tempestuous Tudor tale about two queens, Anne of Cleves and Catherine Parr, and the woman who destroys them both.
From “the queen of royal fiction” (USA TODAY) comes this New York Times bestseller featuring three very different women whose fates are each bound by a bloody curse: the legacy of the Boleyn family.
After the death of his third wife, Jane Seymour, King Henry VIII of England decides to take a new wife, but this time, not for love. The Boleyn Inheritance follows three women whose lives are forever changed because of the king’s decision, as they must balance precariously in an already shaky Tudor Court.
Anne of Cleves is to be married to Henry to form a political alliance, though the rocky relationship she has to the king does not bode well for her or for England.
Katherine Howard is the young, beautiful woman who captures Henry’s eye, even though he is set to marry Anne. Her spirit runs free and her passions run hot—though her affections may not be returned upon the King.
Jane Rochford was married to George Boleyn, and it was her testimony that sent her husband and infamous sister-in-law Anne to their deaths. Throughout the country, her name is known for malice, jealousy, and twisted lust.
The Boleyn Inheritance is a novel drawn tight as a lute string about three women whose positions brought them wealth, admirations, and power, as well as deceit, betrayal, and terror.
In the court of King Henry VIII, nothing is free--
and love comes at the highest price of all.
When Kitty Tylney's best friend, Catherine Howard, worms her way into King Henry VIII's heart and brings Kitty to court, she's thrust into a world filled with fabulous gowns, sparkling jewels, and elegant parties. No longer stuck in Cat's shadow, Kitty's now caught between two men--the object of her affection and the object of her desire. But court is also full of secrets, lies, and sordid affairs, and as Kitty witnesses Cat's meteoric rise and fall as queen, she must figure out how to keep being a good friend when the price of telling the truth could literally be her head.
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