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Monday, April 18, 2016

O is for (The) Other Boleyn Girl

The book I've chosen for the letter O is one I really want to read. I found a copy of The Other Boleyn Girl at a consignment store a couple of years ago, and while I added it to the gigantic basket of TBR books I keep in my closet, I still haven't read it yet. But I hope to soon! If anyone has read it, let me know what you thought! :)


Book Synopsis (Taken from Amazon):

When Mary Boleyn comes to court as an innocent girl of fourteen, she catches the eye of the handsome and charming Henry VIII. Dazzled by the king, Mary falls in love with both her golden prince and her growing role as unofficial queen. However, she soon realizes just how much she is a pawn in her family’s ambitious plots as the king’s interest begins to wane, and soon she is forced to step aside for her best friend and rival: her sister, Anne. With her own destiny suddenly unknown, Mary realizes that she must defy her family and take fate into her own hands.

With more than one million copies in print and adapted for the big screen, The Other Boleyn Girl is a riveting historical drama. It brings to light a woman of extraordinary determination and desire who lived at the heart of the most exciting and glamorous court in Europe, and survived a treacherous political landscape by following her heart.

10 comments:

Darla M Sands said...

I'm not usually into reading historical books, probably because my husband is forever tuning into the history channel. ~grin~ This sounds interesting, though. Thank you for sharing.
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Darla M Sands said...

I'm not usually into reading historical books, probably because my husband is forever tuning into the history channel. ~grin~ This sounds interesting, though. Thank you for sharing.
Awakening Dreams and Conquering Nightmares with a Pen
Blessings to you and yours, my dear.

Liz A. said...

I missed this one. Perhaps someone else has read it. You'll get to it eventually.

Em-Musing said...

Yikes! She was only fourteen? In today's morals this story wouldn't fly.

Susan A Eames said...

I haven't read this one, but I've read The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory which was very good.


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Janie Junebug said...

My daughter and I love that book, and have read others by Philippa Gregory. One year for Christmas my daughter gave me a Philippa Gregory book that is autographed.

Love,
Janie

Lidy Wilks said...
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Lidy Wilks said...

I haven't read this one or seen the movie. But I'm a habitual add book to my TBR pile/list and taking forever to read it. Did the same with The Help and doing it again now with Bless Me, Ultima.

Jessica Lawson said...

Oooo, I need to read this! I've read one Phillipa Gregory book (can't remember the title) and loved her style :)

miriamdrori.com said...

I enjoyed The Other Boleyn Girl very much. ~Miriam