Sunday, June 15, 2008

BOOK REVIEW


THE BOLEYN INHERITANCE
BY: PHILIPA GREGORY
The Boleyn Inheritance another really good book. I give it 3 stars (out of five). This story is a bit slower than it's predecessor. Philippa Gregory does another fantastic job portraying Henry and his remaining wives. The story continues from the story of The Other Boleyn Girl allowing you to see the continuation of Henry's vengeful reign.

This story is narrated by three women heavily involved in Henry's final years as king. First, Anne of Cleves who Henry marries by merely looking at a portrait (mail order bride). Anne leaves her tiny country which included her hateful mother, and her abusive brother and arrives at a court where she fears each day she lives with the king that totally and utterly despises her. Next, Katherine Howard, a girl so young and in love and naive that she would do almost anything she is told. The king lays eyes on her for the first time and immediately lusts after her. What awaits for this poor little girl? She should have learned from past experiences, especially from her late cousin, Anne Boleyn. Finally, Jane Rochford, a women who sat and helped seal the fate of her husband and sister-in-law. Gregory carefully constructs Jane's personality to where the readers can see that Jane is filled with malice, jealousy and twisted lust. Jane just wants what she rightfully deserves, that she receives.
Well, another great book to add to the shelves! What's up next.............

3 comments:

leslie said...

Hi Geri.. thanks for leaving a comment on my blog! I envy you your work... spending time with childrens must be fun... lottsa work but fun... kids can really be creative... my neices and nephews have taught me more than a few great ideas! I'll keep your blog in my bookmarks!

Jenny J said...

Hi Geri
it's Jennifer, you're swap partner. I've emailed you back twice, but I'm figuring my email address is getting listed as spam or something since you don't seem to be getting them. Anywho - I'm visiting your blog often as I have an addiction to blog stalking...can't wait to get to know you through your favorite things. Your package will be in the mail this week.
Jennifer

Marfa said...

You're going to LOVE the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency...I think there are 9 in the series, I've read up to "Miracle at Speedy Motors," and anxiously await another!