4.25.2009

Book Review: The Secret Bride

The Secret Bride by Diane Haeger

Once again, I find myself back in Henry VIII's court, a time period I seem to be fascinated by. This time, the focus of this well written tale is actually Henry's sister, Mary.

Henry always doted on Mary, but then used her for political advantage by marrying her to the aging king of France - despite her deep abiding love for Henry's best friend, Charles Brandon (a man NOT of noble birth). In exchange for letting Henry send her away, she extracts a promise that the next time she marries, it's for love...

This is a well written, historically accurate, engaging tale that I found myself really getting into - though I knew how it would end, you are waiting and waiting for Mary and Charles to find get together...

Another one to read if you enjoy Tudor historicals!

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