The Boleyn Bride

The Boleyn Bride Sixteen of noble birth and stunningly beautiful Elizabeth Howard envisions a glorious life for herself as lady in waiting to the future queen Catherine of Aragon But when she is forced to marry Tho

  • Title: The Boleyn Bride
  • Author: Emily Purdy
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 493
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Sixteen, of noble birth and stunningly beautiful, Elizabeth Howard envisions a glorious life for herself as lady in waiting to the future queen, Catherine of Aragon But when she is forced to marry Thomas Boleyn, a wealthy commoner, Elizabeth is left to stagnate in the countryside while her detested husband pursues his ambitions There, she raises golden girl Mary, moody GSixteen, of noble birth and stunningly beautiful, Elizabeth Howard envisions a glorious life for herself as lady in waiting to the future queen, Catherine of Aragon But when she is forced to marry Thomas Boleyn, a wealthy commoner, Elizabeth is left to stagnate in the countryside while her detested husband pursues his ambitions There, she raises golden girl Mary, moody George, and ugly duckling Anne while staving off boredom with a string of admirers Until Henry VIII takes the throne When Thomas finally brings his highborn wife to London, Elizabeth indulges in lavish diversions and dalliances and catches the lusty king s eye But those who enjoy Henry s fickle favor must also guard against his wrath For while her husband s machinations bring Elizabeth and her children to the pinnacle of power, the distance to the scaffold is but a short one and the Boleyn family s fortune may be turningPraise for Emily Purdy Purdy succeeds in rendering Elizabeth both unforgettable and undeniably real Historical Novel Society It has been some time since I ve been so captivated by a Tudor based historical novel I have to admit to being somewhat burned out by the over saturation of the Tudors however, The Boleyn Bride has renewed my interest I highly recommend it The True Book Addict Classic story of a woman scorned, who is after revenge of the most bloody kind Closer Magazine A rollercoaster tale which gives a new and fascinating perspective on three young women who became hostages to fortune in a perilous and turbulent age Lancashire Evening Post Nicely written, and full of lust, greed and intrigue, this is a book sure to earn Emily Purdy many new fans Bookwormink

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    • E L E A N O R says:

      This flood of maternal grief was so great it took me completely by surprise. I had lost so many children before; I didn't expect to feel so much. Yet Anne and George, and Mary too, were different; these three had lived long enough to grow up and become people, individuals I could know and see as real human beings, unique in all their foibles and flaws, virtues and vices, passionate in their desires, needs, and convictions, their joys and sorrows not dead little blue babies I never knew. I brough [...]

    • Chloe Lucey says:

      Was an interesting read I love the Tudor period and have read many books on Anne Boleyn and this was an interesting read coming from the view of an outsider. I will say the first chapter is boring and annoying but after you get past that it is an interesting read.

    • Kendall Book Crazy says:

      I was surprised with this book when the publisher sent me a paperback for review! I wasn't expecting it, but when I read the synopsis, it sounded really interesting! I have to admit though that I didn't enjoy this book as much as I thought I was going too. It was very detailed, which I liked, and I loved that it was set in the Tudor time period, but it took me days, and I mean days, to get through! I have to say that I also found myself skipping some of the description because I could still foll [...]

    • Jessica says:

      I have to start of this review by saying that I am a huge fan of the Tudor era. I watched The Tudors tv show up until the point where Anne Boleyn was beheaded (**spoiler, but if you didn't know that already, you've probably been living under a rock***). I was very excited to start this book and read about Anne Boleyn's story from a very unique point of view. Elizabeth Howard is 16 years old and has a bright, rich future ahead of her. She dreams of having the perfect noble husband to give her bea [...]

    • Maureen says:

      In ‘The Boleyn Bride’ we meet Elizabeth Howard. Elizabeth has big plans for herself. She wants a glorious life as a lady-in-waiting and she wants to become best friends with the future queen. But unfortunately for Elizabeth she is forced to marry Thomas Boleyn. Thomas is a wealthy commoner and all he really seems to want from Elizabeth is the perfect marriage. He wants children and a woman who takes care of the household. Elizabeth is soon really bored with her life, that is until Henry VIII [...]

    • Jo Hughes says:

      I would like to thank Clara Diaz from The Little Brown Book Group for sending me a copy of this in exchange for a fair and honest review. This book is the set around the story of Elizabeth Howard, the mother of Anne Boleyn. Once I started reading this I found I couldn’t put it down, when you first meet Elizabeth she is spiteful and vindictive, very hard to like at all, but once you read her story you can understand why and towards the end begin to feel sorry for her.As not much is known about [...]

    • Kirsty says:

      I really enjoyed this book. This book followed Elizabeth Howard who is the mother of Anne Boleyn. I found Elizabeth a really interesting character and it made a difference to read about her. I have never read a novel that has focused on Elizabeth Howard as usually books follow Anne or Mary. Reading about Elizabeth's opinion of Anne was really interesting and hearing about her views of the relationship between Henry and Anne. I thought the pacing was pretty good, I thought the prologue dragged a [...]

    • Helene Harrison says:

      Review - I was disappointed by this novel. I had hoped for something more, as there aren't many stories about Elizabeth Boleyn (nee Howard). I felt that the portrayals of the children aren't very sympathetic, as I'd hope they would be. I think it depends on how versed you are in the period as to how much you would enjoy the story.Genre - Historical / DramaCharacters - Elizabeth Boleyn (nee Howard / Thomas Howard / Thomas Boleyn / Anne Boleyn / Henry VIII / Mary Boleyn / George Boleyn / Remi Joue [...]

    • Becca says:

      I was a bit disappointed with this. Maybe I'm being snobby with my Philippa Gregory style expectations for this book, but I definitely felt it was lacking of the depth of historical research which I expected. There were many occasions when characters remained nameless, for example Anne's friends and most of the ladies, which I found frustrating.Overall I liked the plot (but then the downfall of Anne Boleyn is hardly an original creation), but would have liked more focus on Elizabeth's younger ye [...]

    • Diane Harold says:

      Enjoyed this book because it's a different point of view of Anne's story and enjoyed Elizabeth's story too, however I don't entirely agree with the author's portrayal of Anne's. Cried buckets as usual, even though I know the ending!!!!! If you like history and this period you will like this book!

    • Beth Younge says:

      Good book especially for those who are Phillipa Gregory fans!

    • Meg says:

      Did not finish. I was hoping for an improvement in later chapters, but not only does the titular character persist in her selfishness she also admits it and seems almost proud of it.

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