Plain Jane A Novel of Jane Seymour Author:Laurien Gardner With a plain face, Jane Seymour has no suitors and few hopes. Then she is granted a position at court as maid of honor to Queen Catherine. There, Henry VIII ignores his aging wife, showering favor on the dark beauty Anne Boleyn, soon to be his new queen. But he tires of stubborn Anne, and his wandering eye falls on plain Jane. Although she cares... more » for Henry, she must not let herself be swept away by his attentions. For she intends to win not only his heart but also the greatest prize of all-the crown.« less
I hoped for more from this novel, as I'd never read a book focusing on Henry VIII's third wife and mother of his longed-for prince. Unfortunately, the author turned Jane into a very boring character who did little more throughout the book than sew, blush and obsess about her plainness. Only in the last third of the book did the story get mildly interesting.
This was a very good book and a quick read. I liked this book because Jane is so often overlooked BUT she is the one who FINALLY gave him his legitimate heir. I had never read a book that focused on Jane and I have read many books about and based on the Tudors. I really did enjoy this book mainly because it was not long and drawn out. I read it in 3 days and never got bored. Very good book based on a good lady.