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From the Publisher"The enigmatic Anne Boleyn comes to life in this charming, brilliant portrayal by acclaimed British novelist Margaret Campbell Barnes... I was drawn into the story and absorbed from beginning to end, closing the book with a heartfelt sigh of satisfaction.
" - Reading Adventures
"Brief Gaudy Hour is a novel that captures the spirit and essence of Anne Boleyn, and it's a novel that any historical fiction enthusiast will enjoy and ponder over for days to come.
" - The Mystic Castle
"In short, I loved this book. BRIEF GAUDY HOUR by Margaret Campbell Barnes is a rare treat that brings life and love out of the history books and right into the reader's heart. " - Romance Reader at Heart
"Margaret Campbell Barnes has written a powerful book that brought me to tears. No matter what I thought of Anne Boleyn and the machinations to help her gain power, the book itself is an excellent tale of the history of those times. " - The Romance Studio
"If you're one of the few people on earth who hasn't read a historical novel about Anne Boleyn, this one would be an excellent one to start with; if you've read many novels about the queen, this one is a worthy addition to your list." - Reading, Raving and Rantin
"What author Margaret Campbell Barnes does is create a sympathetic and complex character in Anne. The Queen who only ruled for three years wasn't without faults by any means but she was also very much a pawn and paid for her actions dearly." - Bookgirl's Nightstand
"From a person who loves historical fiction and has read numerous pieces of Tudor fiction, A Brief Gaudy Hour was a refreshing approach to a known tale. Even those who aren't versed in or naturally drawn to historical fiction will find this a brilliant story and character portrayal." - Armchair Interviews
"The narrative is beautiful and the history of the court and the people are very intriguing." - Ramblings on Romance
"Definitely read this one if you want a different take on Anne Boleyn; I found it very refreshing. " - Revisiting the Moon's Library