Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Review: The Constant Princess

The Constant Princess (Boleyn)The Constant Princess 

If you have been reading my blog for more than a couple of weeks, you should know that I love historical fiction.  It is my favorite genre, and Philippa Gregory is one of my favorite authors.   This book, while not her best, is still very good.  It tells the story of Katherine of Aragon.  It starts when she is young and betrothed to Arthur, the brother of Henry VIII and goes until right before Henry starts his affair with Anne Boleyn.  The Other Boleyn Girl starts right where this book left off.  I really liked the character of Katherine.  She grew up knowing that she would become Princess of Wales and then Queen of England.  She knew her duty and she did it without complaining.  She marries Arthur and at first they don't like each other, but they soon fall in love.  He dies and she does her best to keep the promise she made him on his death bed.  Most of the book was about her trying to keep that promise.  This was a good book and recommend to all fans of Philippa Gregory and historical fiction. 

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