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The Secret Bride: In The Court of Henry VIII

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Couldn't stop reading

Great book, I've read all of Diane Haeger's books, and this by far is one of her best . The more you read the better the story got. Couldn't put the book down, I will look forward to her next novel.

posted by Anonymous on September 12, 2008

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

I Don't Even Know Where to Begin

As a Tudor history enthusiast with a particular interest in the story of Henry's sister, Mary, I found this book a wonderful disappointment. While Haeger manages to follow the characters through a rather accurate portrayal of history, the characters themselves fall fla...
As a Tudor history enthusiast with a particular interest in the story of Henry's sister, Mary, I found this book a wonderful disappointment. While Haeger manages to follow the characters through a rather accurate portrayal of history, the characters themselves fall flat. No woman would want to relate to Mary, who appears simpering and weak. At the same time, Charles Brandon has no swagger or charisma of a romantic hero.

posted by AnabelLancaster on June 6, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2010

    I Don't Even Know Where to Begin

    As a Tudor history enthusiast with a particular interest in the story of Henry's sister, Mary, I found this book a wonderful disappointment. While Haeger manages to follow the characters through a rather accurate portrayal of history, the characters themselves fall flat. No woman would want to relate to Mary, who appears simpering and weak. At the same time, Charles Brandon has no swagger or charisma of a romantic hero.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 20, 2010

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    Dissapointment

    I bought this book thinking it would be more about the relationship between Mary Tudor and Charles Brandon. I have always wanted to read a book about their relationship (first a crush and eventually lovers) and then the aftermath of their secret marriage. That is not what I got.
    Very dissapointed.

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