What I Loved: The book follows the life of Catherine Parr, last wife to King Henry the VIII. I knew about her life up until his death, but did not know anything about her life after his death. I was so interested in this story!
How I Felt: Carolly Erickson writes a great historical fiction book with details that are true woven with the fabrication of a fiction novel. It takes you away into the story, and I felt that it was done extremely well.
To Read or Not To Read: Historical fiction fans will love this book, especially if you enjoy the Henry VIII stories. If you read Philippa Gregory and you haven’t checked out Carolly Erickson, you really should!
What’s This Book About Anyway?
Catherine Parr was the last wife to King Henry VIII. It is well known that he ruthlessly got rid of wives as he found an attraction to a new woman. Catherine managed to escape his wrath for a long time, but soon it was her turn. Henry had her imprisoned, but the released her, and finally died before he could move forward with executing her. She became a member of a very small club of surviving a marriage with Henry the VIII. Follow her life and marriages through this wonderfully written book!
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