Tuesday, November 5, 2013

LISA'S REVIEW: The Boleyn Deceit (Laura Andersen) The Boleyn Trilogy #2

Title: Boleyn Deceit

Author: Laura Andersen

Format: ARC

Published November 5th 2013 by Ballantine Books

ISBN13: 9780345534118

Source of copy: abovethetree


Perfect for fans of Philippa Gregory and Allison Weir! After presenting readers with an irresistible premise in The Boleyn King (what if Anne gave birth to a healthy royal boy who would grow up to rule England?) Laura Andersen returns in this deepening saga, into the dangerous world of the Tudor court, where secrets can bring down an empire, and even the strongest of monarchs may not be able to prevent history from repeating...

Henry IX, known as William, is the son of Anne Boleyn and now the leader of England, his regency period finally at an end. His newfound power, however, comes with the looming specter of war with the other major powers of Europe, with strategic alliances that must be forged on both the battlefield and in the bedroom, and with a court, severed by religion, rife with plots to take over the throne. Will trusts only three people: his older sister, Elizabeth; his best friend and loyal counselor, Dominic; and Minuette, a young orphan raised as a royal ward by Anne Boleyn. But as the pressure rises alongside the threat to his life, even they William must begin to question-and to fear....

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Laura Andersen has one husband, four children, and a college degree in English that she puts to non-profitable use by reading everything she can lay her hands on. Books, shoes, and travel are her fiscal downfalls, which she justifies because all three ‘take you places.’ She loves the ocean (but not sand), forests (but not camping), good food (but not cooking), and shopping (there is no downside.) She lives in Massachusetts with her family.

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This book left me begging for more. It also left me confused. The story it's self was good, I just want to know how I ends. With will, with Dom and Minuette, and with Elizabeth. So many questions left unanswered.

The book was very interesting throughout. I loved Dom's character, tormented, loyal, and in love. will was a great depiction of a young king who gets what he wants.

The book covers a lot of time and reveals a lot of information. An interesting read full of historical characters. he book is believable making I so intriguing. I must read the next book to get answers to questions left unanswered. I can't wait until he true villain is revealed. Eager to read on!

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