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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Anne of Hollywood by Carol Wolper

| February 22, 2012

When best-selling author Carol Wolper sent me an email introducing her book and describing it as “the story of Anne and Henry updated for 2012” and saying “Not a lot has changed since the 16th century. Shorter skirts and iPhones, that’s about it”, I was intrigued and agreed to read and review it. When it […]

At the Mercy of the Queen: A Novel of Anne Boleyn by Anne Clinard Barnhill

| January 3, 2012

I was very very excited about reading this Anne Boleyn novel because I have come to know Anne Clinard Barnhill through both The Anne Boleyn Files and Anne Boleyn Fellowship site. I knew, first-hand, just how much research had gone into the writing of this novel so was dying to read Anne’s take on Anne […]

To Die For: A Novel of Anne Boleyn by Sandra Byrd

| August 9, 2011

As someone who has been researching Anne Boleyn full-time for the past two years I’m always apprehensive about reading fictional portrayals of Anne and whether the author’s Anne will fit in with the Anne I’ve come to know from the primary sources. Fortunately, novelist Sandra Byrd made it her mission to tell Anne’s real story […]

At The Mercy of the Queen: A Novel of Anne Boleyn Now Available for Pre-order

| June 23, 2011

Regular Anne Boleyn Files visitor, Anne Clinard Barnhill, has just sent me the synopsis for her new book “At the Mercy of the Queen: A Novel of Anne Boleyn” which is due to be released in January 2012 by St Martins Press. Here is Anne’s synopsis “A sweeping tale of sexual seduction and intrigue at […]