My Sister’s Books Review #104

The Other Boleyn Girl
(The Tudor Court #2)
By: Philippa Gregory

Abridged Audio

Mary Boleyn was a young girl when her family set her in the path of the King’s eye. As his interest piqued, she fell in love with the King, despite adoring his wife. As she gave birth to his children, she realizes her family is power hungry. Now forced to step aside, as her sister Anne is placed in the role of future Queen, Mary must wrestle with what her family holds dear and what her heart feels is right.

This historical fiction novel is set around King Henry VIII and shows the hoity-toity of the court. This regal story opens the readers’ eyes to the cost of royalty. This isn’t just a love story, as sibling rivalry becomes a battle of survival. The narrator’s voice is consistent and clear, while giving each character their own unique accent. A gripping story, with a powerful ending, this book will make readers instant fans of Philippa Gregory.

 

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