Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory


Mary is a young wife in the queens court when she catches the eye of Henry VIII. Soon after she becomes his mistress and while preparing to birth her second child her older sister, Anne, steals the king's eye. The girls family has plans for Anne and the king, but she has her own ideas. She convinces the king to divorce his wife so that he could marry her and make her queen. What she doesn't realize is that its one thing to catch the king and quite a different matter to hold him.

This book was exceptionally written and held my attention through the whole story. Although it was a little wordy sometimes it was not hard to understand and get through. The ending was not how i hoped it would be but it was gripping nevertheless. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading history novels or who love betrayal, gossip, and manipulation.

13 comments:

  1. I loved this book! And I really was not expecting too. It was just so lush and rich with exactly what you said, love, betrayal, gossip and manipulation! addicting. The movie was quite awesome as well :)

    http://thepassionatebookworm.blogspot.com

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  2. That king was something else ... I'm returning the follow and browsing your blog. Thanks for connecting.

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  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog :) Following you back!
    Jen @ My Secret Home

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  4. Following back. Appreciate it.
    Ohio Outdoors

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  5. Thanks for coming by! I'm following onGFC too :) keep in touch

    Ai @ http://www.sakuraharuka.com

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  6. You know I'm just now getting back into reading since my little girl has started kindergarten. I didn't realize how much I missed it!

    Thanks for stopping by our blog hop yesterday, due to a power outage, I'm just now following you too.

    Happy Friday!

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  7. Following you,thanks for visiting & following me

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  8. I am following you back. Thanks for the follow. I'm also Jyla's Three Of Us Giveaway and you followed me from http://mommywirepr.com

    Francisca

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  9. I have been wanting to read this book for a while! Now I think I need to just buy it already!

    Thank you so much for linking up for our hop! I'm your newest follower! Would love if you would stop by when you get a chance! :) Hope you have an awesome weekend!

    Kim
    Chubby Cheeks Thinks

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  10. Hey there! Thanks for visiting and linking up with me on the perfect line. Returning the favor and following you via GFC :)

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  11. Thanks for the follow. Stopping by to follow back. I will have to check out this book!

    Katie @ Glamorous Without the Guilt
    glamorouswithouttheguilt.blogspot.com

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  13. I would love to read this book. The movie was great! Thanks for stopping by and introducing yourself!

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