The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory. This book is about Mary Boleyn. She comes to Henry VIII’s court at age fourteen and catches the king’s eye. The book describes Mary’s love affair with Henry, and later her realization that another woman is starting to attract Henry’s attention. That woman is her sister, Anne. Though it’s historical accuracy is debated, this book tells a captivating story about love, lust, and betrayal. It definitely has some steamy scenes!
There are several other books in this series, and a couple summers ago I was on a Philippa Gregory kick and read all of them. They are great books if you like historical fiction but not boring historical fiction. Her books have it all: intrigue, suspense, conflict, sex, love, politics, relationships.
If you’ve seen the movie of the same name, know that the book is 200% better! The movie does NOT do the book justice. As much as I love Scarlett Johannsen and Natalie Portman, that movie was extremely disappointing after reading the book.
Okay, so since today’s post topic is making me a little uncomfortable, I’m gonna end here. 🙂
What book turned you on?
And here’s Karla’s choice for today.
I have recently read ‘The Queen of Subtleties’ which is about Anne Boleyn and it does mention Henry VIII’s romance her sister Mary, but doesn’t go in to detail. I’ve never read historic fiction before, but now I’m hooked. I’m currently reading a book (fiction) about Kathryn Howard, but I’m going to order ‘The Other Boleyn Girl’ it sounds BRILLIANT!
Thanks for the recommendation!
P.s I am so glad you didn’t put 50 shades of Grey as your chosen book for this entry. Bleurgh. 🙂