Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Last Wife of Henry Vlll: Review

by Carolly Erickson


From the bestselling and critically acclaimed author of The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette comes a powerful new novel about Catherine Parr, The Last Wife of Henry VIII. The least known of Henry VIII's six wives was the cleverest of them all. Alluring, witty, and resourceful, she attracted the king's lust and, though much in love with the handsome Thomas Seymour, was thrown into the intrigue-filled snakepit of the royal court. While victims of the king's wrath suffered torture and execution, Catherine withstood the onslaught, even when Henry sought to replace her with wife number seven. She survived her royal husband, and found happiness with Seymour--but it was shadowed by rivalry with the young Princess Elizabeth, whose affection Seymour coveted. Catherine won the contest, but at great cost.

This is my second book by Carolly Erickson and I am heading to the library at once to see what else they have of her work! She is amazing! This book was so well written and just it was a page turner. I started reading it Thursday, went away for a girls weekend and was unable to pick it back up until yesterday and it is now DONE!

A must for anyone who enjoys a good historical read! I am giving this book 4 stars!

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Until next time...
Happy Reading!


Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings said...

I loved this book too. Haven't read anymore of Carolly Erickson yet but I will.

lilly said...

I have this book and another one by her on my TBR shelf but I have yet to read them. Now I have to since it sounds like it's really a good one.