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Happy Monday! I hope that it’s a good one 🙂 This week the book that I’m showcasing is one that I just added to my Goodreads TBR a couple of days ago but I’ve apparently owned it on my Kindle for years…yeah, I did a Kindle inventory this week and found close to 100 books that had mysteriously found there way on there (I must have shopped in my sleep or that’s my excuse) that I hadn’t added to my Goodreads TBR. I’m not complaining about more books though! I just hope I can find time in my lifetime to read all the books that I own!! Anyway, here is my newfound book that I want to read this summer:
The Boleyn King (The Boleyn Trilogy #1) by Laura Andersen
Published May 14, 2013 by Ballantine Books
The Boleyn King is the first novel in an enthralling new trilogy. Reimagining history in sumptuous detail, Laura Anderssen takes readers back to the deadly intrigue, turbulent affairs, and treacherous passions of Tudor England – and answers the compelling question What if Anne Boleyn had given Henry VIII the son he so desperately wanted?
Just seventeen years old, Henry IX, known as William, is a king bound by the restraints of the regency yet anxious to prove himself. With the French threatening battle and the Catholics sowing the seeds of rebellion at home, William trusts only three people: his older sister Elizabeth; his best friend and loyal counselor, Dominic; and Minuette, a young orphan raised as a royal ward by William’s mother, Anne Boleyn.
Against a tide of secrets, betrayal, and murder, William finds himself fighting for the very soul of his kingdom. Then, when he and Dominic both fall in love with Minuette, romantic obsession looms over a new generation of Tudors. One among them will pay the price for a king’s desire, as a shocking twist of fate changes England’s fortunes forever.
I love stories that reimagine history, and I think I’ll especially like this one since Tudor England is my absolute favorite time in history and Anne Boleyn is my favorite of Henry VIII’s six wives. I would have loved for Anne B to have lived since I think she unfairly lost her head, so I definitely want to see how this trilogy plays out. I’m not too sure I like the idea at all of Elizabeth I not being on the throne since she is also my favorite, but I think the idea of the story is intriguing! I’ll definitely be reading this one this summer!! 🙂 Are any of you as obsessed with the Tudors like I am? What do you think it would have been like if Anne B had lived and had a son? It’s pretty interesting to think about how one thing could change the entire course of history…