The Other Boleyn Girl – Philippa Gregory
Mary Boleyn catches the evil eye of Henry VIII when she comes to the court as a girl of 14 …
Though completely dazzled by the the golden prince, she unfortunately discovers that she is only a pawn in the dynastic machinations of her own family. When the prince also becomes enamoured of her sister Anne, she is asked to step aside and make way for her sister to court the rambunctious royal.
Not happy with being shoved aside like that, she nontheless have to try and make the best of things, and there may be a chance for freedom in a man moving outside of court circles … if only she can have the courage to make a drastic change … and give the court, her love for Henry and the loyalty to her family a boot up the backside.