BOTD: The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
The Other Boleyn Girl is book one of the Tudor series. It’s told from the point of view of Mary Boleyn, who is dismissed as Henry VIII’s mistress in favor for her sister Anne. It tells the story of Henry’s journey to anul his marriage to Katherine, his brother’s widow, in order to marry Anne.
It’s interesting to read the point of view of the women involved in this historical story, as they are used as pawns in a political power play. So far, of the Philippa Gregory books I’ve read, this has been my favorite. It moved at a faster clip and had more action. Plus, like the other books by Gregory that I prefer in terms of the series, the main character is interesting. She isn’t purely vapid or one dimensional. She experiences character growth throughout the story and that kept me interested.