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Historical fiction set in the time of Queen Elizabeth I, when, shortly after her coronation, she is presented with a personal diary kept by her mother, Anne Boleyn, for much of her adult life. Itâ€™s presented in secret by a lady in waiting who attended Anne while she was Queen as well as for the week leading up to her execution. Anne gave her the diary with a promise that she would pass it to Elizabeth if she ever descended the throne. Very interesting book and hard to put down. I donâ€™t pretend to be an Elizabethan scholar by any means, but methinks there were probably a lot of liberties taken with this book. I guess thatâ€™s why itâ€™s called historical FICTION. LOL Anyway, I enjoyed it and will likely read the other two books that compose the trilogy.
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I have been a lover of English history since I was a very young girl. My mom had me watch the BBC production of "The Six Wives of Henry the VIII" with her and I spent a lot of time after that soaking up all the books and information that I could read on that time period as well as from the Conqueror forward.
This book gives almost a completely different view of Anne Boleyn. One of the reviewers called it "energetic" - well, I would say it's that and more. I completely lost myself in the two time periods - Henry's and Elizabeth's.
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It's not "The Other Boleyn Girl," but still an enjoyable read about the life of Anne Boleyn. If you like Tudor history you'll like this book. I plan to read the rest of the books in the series.