Friday, March 20, 2009

Friday Finds-March 20





Should Be Reading asks you to share what books you discovered this week that interest you!

I found Mademoiselle Boleyn by Robin Maxwell from historical-fiction.com.


Here is a summary of Mademoiselle Boleyn from Robin Maxwell's website:

When young Anne Boleyn is sent to French court with her father and sister Mary, she believes she's going for an innocent adventure. But when the ambitious Ambassador Thomas Boleyn leads them into the highly sophisticated and sexually permissive court of Francois I, Anne quickly learns that they are merely pawns to be used for their father's own political purpose. Since all good English girls are expected to do their father's bidding, Mary becomes mistress to the outrageous French king and is ultimately seduced into his dangerous world by the luxuries of court. But Anne has a different fate in mind.

Anne is younger, cleverer, and stronger willed than her elder sister, and with the guidance of chosen, powerful allies and unlikely friends, such as Leonardo da Vinci, she learns how to navigate the challenges, passions and betrayals of court. As she grows into a beautiful young woman, Anne undergoes her own sexual awakening, each daring exploit taking her one step closer to the life that is her destiny.

So what caught your eye this week?

9 comments:

Lezlie said...

I, too, think this one looks really good! Maybe we'll get to it someday. :-)

Lezlie

avisannschild said...

Ooh, that does sound like a good one!

My Friday Finds are here.

Jess said...

That sounds great!

Dar said...

I like anything to do with the Boleyns. I have a few of her books and I'm thinking I probably have this one. I really need to organize my books so I know what exactly I have in genres preferably.

Cheryl said...

I waqs taken with the story of Anne Boleyn with the movie "The Other Boleyn Girl" it helped me make connections I didn't quite understand in the movie Elizabeth. Is this book a biography or historical fiction?

Alyce said...

This sounds like it would be a fun read. I don't know a whole lot about Anne Boleyn outside of her being Henry VIII's wife.

DeSeRt RoSe said...

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Toni said...

Hey this looks great! Thanks for posting. I love Robin Maxwell's books.

Jo-Jo said...

Lezlie: Yes, another one to add to the never ending list!

Avis & Jess: I thought it sounded intriguing also...I have a feeling there will be a lot of deception in this one!

Dar: You are too funny--You make me think of that picture you posted a month or so ago of the piles of books...lol

Cheryl: I am pretty sure that this one is historical fiction.

Alyce: I don't know a lot about her either, only what I learned from watching "The Other Boleyn Girl".

Desert Rose: Thanks so much for the award...these are just fun!

Toni: I haven't read any Robin Maxwell yet so I am sure hoping to be able to do that soon.