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To Die For: A Novel of Anne Boleyn

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Author: Sandra Byrd

I absolutely adored this book.  Admittedly, I am a lover of most books about The Tudors, but even so, this one shines.  It's the story of the ill-fated Anne Boleyn as seen through the eyes of her best friend, Meg Wyatt.  Meg is there through thick and thin, and is the one who picks up Anne's body after she is sentenced to death by her husband on a charge of incest with her brother, which is historically accurate as to the reason she was executed.  History now proves she was completely innocent.   Although the book is fiction, it does an admirable job of describing life in the court of Henry VIII, where simply saying the wrong thing to the wrong person could result in a sentence of death by some unspeakably cruel means. 

If you love Tudor England, you'll love this book.  If you like books that speak to female friendships and how much a good friend means to all of us, you will treasure the friend Anne has in Meg at a time when she can trust no one else, including her own family.