Two sisters competing for the greatest prize: The love of a king
661 pages, published by Touchstone-2003
About the book:
When Mary Boleyn comes to court as an innocent girl of fourteen, she catches the eye of Henry VIII. Dazzled, Mary falls in love with both her golden prince and her growing role as unofficial queen. However, she soon realizes just how much she is a pawn in her family’s ambitious plots as the king’s interest begins to wane and she is forced to step aside for her best friend and rival: her sister, Anne. Then Mary knows that she must defy her family and her king and take fate into her own hands.
A rich and compelling novel of love, sex, ambition, and intrigue, The Other Boleyn Girl introduces a woman of extraordinary determination and desire who lived at the heart of the most exciting and glamourous court in Europe and survived by following her heart.
I loved George in this book. He had such wit and humor even when he was hurting and felt as though family duty robbed him of his freedom.
So, here are my top three favorite George retorts!
George warns Mary about her relationship with William, he tells her:
“Then tell him to stop looking at you as if he wanted to eat you alive.”
What about the time he catches his wife, Jane Parker, eavesdropping on him and his sisters? He asks:
“You were going to knock with your ear?”
“With your nose?”
When Mary confronts him about his relationship with Sir Francis, she asks “You love him like a woman?” and George in turn responds
“Like a man…a more passionate thing by far!”
I’ve just started reading The Constant Princess and I have a feeling that I am reading these books backwards, but I’m not one to stick by the rules when reading a series 🙂