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Mary Howard, always in the shadow of her powerful family, marries Henry VIII's illegitimate son Fitz, but their carefree life unravels as Queen Anne Boleyn falls out of favor and they're implicated in horrible rumors.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2014
ISBN: 9780670014019
Characteristics: 524 p. ; 22 cm


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Unlike The Other Boleyn Girl, Mary Fitzroy is an obscure member of Henry VIII's court. She has fewer friends and less resources than the Boleyns but she faces all the same challenges. The author has two prevous Tudor-period titles, Gilt and Tarnish.

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Feb 25, 2017

If you love historical fiction because it is a way to bring real characters of the past to life this is the book for you. Longshore breaths life back into these obscure historical characters who are forgotten by most historical fiction authors.

I loved the book because it had a little of everything, but at the same time it showed a female character who rely on a strong male counterpart. At the same time this book left me a little hopeless at the end, which is why I give it four stars and not five.

If you are expecting a book like Philippa Gregory's books then I can only half heartily recommend this book. It deals with the same time period that Philippa Gregory is inclined to write about, but at the same time Longshore chooses to develop her characters very differently than Gregory.

QueenOfPages Feb 17, 2016

This book has everything.
Drama, true and steamy romance, historical accuracy.

I could not put this book down, I ate it with my eyes in just under a day.

Standing O to Katherine Longshore on this gem.


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