May 4, 2011
Review: The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory
I loved reading about Katherine of Aragon and her life leading up to the scandal with Anne Boleyn. I knew some of the story from watching Showtime's The Tudors, but there was a lot more to Katherine that was in this book about her life before Henry VIII. Gregory gently weaved Katherine's tale of love, passion, ambition, determination, loyalty, and despair. There was a while in the beginning and middle where I felt the story got stale and dragged on a bit, but I kept reading and discovered the pace restored itself and the book ended with me very engaged in it.
This was my first book by Gregory and I will be reading the rest of her Tudor series, skipping over The Other Boleyn Girl, though, since I know that story so well I don't know if I could get through the book. The one following, though, The Boleyn Inheritance, is definitely on my list!
What do you think of Philippa Gregory or of The Constant Princess?
RATING: 4 Stars
GENRE: Historical Fiction
PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster
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