Mademoiselle Boleyn Author:Robin Maxwell When her father is assigned the task of spying on the French Court, the charming and sweetly innocent Anne Boleyn is delighted by the thought of a new adventure. And she is not to be disappointed, for her beautiful sister, Mary, has been handed a mission: to let herself be seduced by the King of France in order to uncover his secrets. Mesmerize... more »d by the thrilling passion, intrigue, and betrayal that unfolds, Anne discovers the power of being a woman who catches the eye of a powerful king. And, as she grows into a beautiful young woman, she undergoes her own sexual awakening, each daring exploit taking her one step closer to the life that is her destiny.« less
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Robin Maxwell delivers a most compelling story. I absolutely couldn't put this book down until I finished it. Although we all know how it ends, the time between is the draw. What must it have been like for Anne? Robin Maxwell paints a picture for us in this book. Her descriptive writing style leaves nothing out. I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone (and I have ) who likes this period. I have read all of her books and she is a very perceptive writer. I would also recommend Seniora De Vinci, wonderful!! I emailed her from her web site as well to ask about a book, and she was very quick to respond and asked me to email her after I had read her book.
This was an engaging read. It was meticulously researched for historical fact, although since we just don't know a lot about Anne Boleyn and what went on when she was in the French court, a lot of creative license is used. For example, we know Leonardo DaVinci was there the same time as Anne was, but we don't know if they even met. So the author takes creative license at that point, and makes them friends. That particular creative license helps the story along quite well. Reading this has made me hungry for more books from this particular author.