I really enjoyed Madge's story and it gave a new slant on the tragic story of Anne Boleyn, the ill-fated second queen of England's Henry VIII.
The fact that Ms Barnhill can take a secondary historical note and create such a riveting story from it is surely testimony to her skill as a writer.
Unfortunately though, I found that the dialogue was not a good addition to the novel--in parts I felt that it was even taking away from the story.
I enjoy Tudor based novels so I couldn't resist this one. "At The Mercy of the Queen" entertained me on a rainy vacation day. Read morePublished 3 months ago by G Jackson
Good easy read that gives one an idea of court life under Henry VIII.Published 5 months ago by cecilia m. arthur
Have not read yet however - LOVE being able to download books and immediately access via my Kindle!! Great service and I never run out of things to read. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Donna
Dreadful. It was an excellent subject and I was looking forward to reading it but it was poor writing. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Melissa Lyman
This book is based on history of King Henry the 8th. It reminded me of the movie called "The other Boleyn" Very interesting as far as women are concerned, on how they... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Joan Koko
An interesting view of Anne Boleyn's rise and downfall, as seen by her cousin/lady-in-waiting, Madge Shelton. Read morePublished 12 months ago by kcvinweho
Author goes out of the way to get names, family relations, titles, and styles wrong in uniquely impressive fashion. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Charlene Vickers
I bought this book last week and tried to read it over the weekend because I thought it would give a fresh perspective. Read morePublished 14 months ago by camilla
A total bore. I couldn't even bring myself to donate this to a Thrift Store, but trashed it. I just found the dialog absolutely ridiculous in many instances.Published 15 months ago by Stellasgroovn