When her father is assigned the task of spying on the French Court, the charming and sweetly innocent Anne Boleyn is delighted by the thought of a new adventure. And she is not to be disappointed, for her beautiful sister, Mary, has been handed a mission: to let herself be seduced by the King of France in order to uncover his secrets. Mesmerized by the thrilling passion, intrigue, and betrayal that unfolds, Anne discovers the power of being a woman who catches the eye of a powerful king. And, as she grows into a beautiful young woman, she undergoes her own sexual awakening, each daring exploit taking her one step closer to the life that is her destiny.
I have read several books about Anne's life at the English court with Henry VIII. I really enjoyed looking at her life at the French court. This was such an interesting and well written account.
We all know that men in medieval times had no respect for women or children. The way the author described the vulgarity of the rape and child sexual exploits of the French King Francois, as if to arouse the reader, made me sick to the stomach. I could not finish it.
Is there anything you would change about this book?
The characterisation is poor. Although it is an original look on Boleyn's youth, a lot of the characters and events are spurious.
What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?
It was an interesting concept to narrate the early years off Boleyn's life
What three words best describe Suzan Crowley’s performance?
Adequate, not special
This is a great little read for people who like historical fiction.
The book has interesting characters and a full story line.