The Last Boleyn: A Novel by Karen Harper

The Last Boleyn: A Novel

byKaren Harper

Kobo ebook | February 28, 2006

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She survived her own innocence, and the treachery of Europe’s royal courts; The Last Boleyn is the story of the rise and fall of the Boleyns, one of England’s most powerful families, through the eyes of the eldest daughter, Mary.

Although her sister, Anne, the queen; her brother, George, executed alongside Anne; and her father, Thomas, are most remembered by history, Mary was the Boleyn who set into motion the chain of events that brought about the family’s meteoric rise to power, as well as the one who managed to escape their equally remarkable fall. Sent away to France at an extraordinarily young age, Mary is quickly plunged into the dangerous world of court politics, where everything is beautiful but deceptive, and everyone she meets is watching and quietly manipulating the events and people around them. As she grows into a woman, Mary must navigate both the dangerous waters ruled by two kings and the powerful will of her own family in order to find a place for herself and the love she so deeply desires.
Karen Harper is also the author of a number of contemporary suspense & historical novels. She lives in Columbus, Ohio, & Naples, Florida.
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Title:The Last Boleyn: A NovelFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 28, 2006Publisher:Crown/ArchetypeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0307345386

ISBN - 13:9780307345387

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Boleyn book Completely engrossing book about the Boleyn girl that history has forgotten, Mary. And it is because of her obscurity, even in her own lifetime, that she survived the reign of bloody Henry VIII. This book completely immerses the reader in what it was like to live back then in a way that Phillipa Gregory's books don't. Karen Harper uses real facts for portray one of the most fascinating families ever and leaves the rumors and innuendo behind. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2013-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! I couldn't put this book down. The pacing and plot were well honed. It held me insuspense and the descritpive passages were fluid and beautifully written. Mary Boleln has been weaved throught out the scores of Tudor books I've read but this one touched on so many other stories. I learned about life at court, King Henry, Mary Tudor, The French court, and Queen Anne. All characters and places I've read about prior but this book gave me a fresh perspective on them all. I enjoyed getting to know about Mary and her life in detail. She must have been quite the beauty and had a good soul too, as Henry was kind to her when indeed, he could have forgotten her. This was a love story set against a back drop of royal intrigue and I loved this book!.
Date published: 2010-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Glimpse of Mary Boleyn's life... What an amazing read! I felt like I could really connect with Mary as she handled every scheme and plot her father and the kings planned for her. Whatever emotion she felt, I felt too. Swept away at eight years old into the lying and scheming ways of the royal court, Mary's life is filled with rumours and deception as she moves from home to home. A must read for all historical fiction fans.
Date published: 2009-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic!!! What a great novel! One of the best Boleyn books I have ever read...and I've probably read them all!
Date published: 2006-11-20