In the Footsteps of Anne Boleyn by Sarah Morris and Natalie Grueninger

| September 11, 2013

In the Footsteps of Anne Boleyn is a new non-fiction book written by Natalie Grueninger, who many of you will know from her blog “On the Tudor Trail”, and Sarah Morris, author of the novel “Le Temps Viendra”. I have known Natalie and Sarah for a few years now and have been following their progress […]

The Boleyn King by Laura Andersen

| June 5, 2013

We all love to “what if” when it comes to Anne Boleyn, don’t we?  – What if she hadn’t miscarried? What if that baby had been a living son? What if she hadn’t been executed? – but I’ve never been keen on the idea of alternative history novels, particularly after reading an awful one. However, […]

The Creation of Anne Boleyn: A New Look at England’s Most Notorious Queen by Susan Bordo

| May 14, 2013

I have been following Susan Bordo’s journey into Anne Boleyn’s story, and how her image has been reconstructed time and time again through the ages, since early 2011 so I was looking forward to the release of her book, particularly because she interviewed me as part of her research. The Creation of Anne Boleyn is […]

Tarnish by Katherine Longshore

| May 9, 2013

Thank you so much to author Katherine Longshore for sending me an ARC of her upcoming novel Tarnish, a novel featuring three of my favourite historical characters: Anne Boleyn, George Boleyn and Thomas Wyatt. Now, I’m hard to please when it comes to fiction on Anne Boleyn because I research Anne on a daily basis […]

Anne Boleyn by Lacey Baldwin Smith

| April 30, 2013

Thank you so much to Kyra Kramer, author of Blood Will Tell: A Medical Explanation for the Tyranny of Henry VIII, for reviewing Lacey Baldwin Smith’s new book on Anne Boleyn. Over to Kyra… Lacey Baldwin Smith (LBS) is one of the “big name” historians, and for good reasons. His research is meticulous and his […]

Le Temps Viendra: A Novel of Anne Boleyn by Sarah Morris

| August 20, 2012

I was very excited about reading Le Temps Viendra: A Novel of Anne Boleyn after reading Sarah’s writing progress on her Facebook page, so I was delighted when Spartan Publishing sent me a Kindle review copy. It was perfect reading for a leisurely weekend. Before I launch into my review, I need to point out […]

The Divorce of Henry VIII by Catherine Fletcher

| July 12, 2012

I was kindly sent a copy of Catherine Fletcher’s “The Divorce of Henry VIII: The Untold Story from Inside the Vatican” by the publisher, Palgrave Macmillan, and I’m so glad that they sent me a copy. I have been researching Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII for three years now, but I must admit to only […]

Betrayal by Michele Kallio

| June 14, 2012

I was recommended this novel by a friend and I’m so glad that I listened to her as the description on Amazon just does not do the book justice. The blurb on Amazon says: “Lydia Hamilton was a modern woman, happily in love and living in Canada . . . until the nightmares. Following the […]

Six of One: A Tudor Riff by JoAnn Spears

| March 9, 2012

A fun, rather irreverent, entertaining spoof, is how I’d describe “Six of One” by JoAnn Spears. In Spears’s story, modern day history professor, Dolly, is preparing to marry Henry, a man who has baggage – six ex wives, two daughters and a son. As a Tudor history lover, Dolly finds Henry’s story funny as it […]

Tudor Rules by Libby Schmais

| March 4, 2012

It’s actually quite hard for me to review “Tudor Rules” by Libby Schmais because I’m just not the book’s target market. This book is written for the Young Adult market and is about a high school teen who becomes fascinated with the Tudors after reading books by Philippa Gregory and Alison Weir. Yes, I’m obsessed […]