Please join Helen Davis as she tours the blogosphere with her three historical novels, Cleopatra Unconquered, Evita…My Argentina, and The Most Happy: An Alternate History of Anne Boleyn.
The Most Happy by Helen R. Davis
Publication Date: July 25, 2017
Genre: Alternative Historical Fiction
Anne Boleyn is known throughout the world as the beheaded wife of King Henry VIII, a woman for whom Henry discarded a Spanish princess and who was later discarded for the woman who gave Henry his longed-for son. Love her or hate her, it cannot be denied her romance with Henry VIII changed the course of English and European, and perhaps World History, forever.
This is a novel that imagines Anne Boleyn giving Henry a son and taking the reins of power as Regent of England when Henry VIII perishes in a jousting accident.
Told in the voice of the infamous Anne Boleyn, we are treated to the 16th century world that has recently become famous through programs such as The Tudors. We meet Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII, and many of the personalities of the mid-16th century albeit in an altered setting.
How would this era and time, a pivotal one in Western Civilization, have changed if one of the movers and shakers of the period, Anne Boleyn, had not been struck down in her prime by the man who once adored her?
My Review: I had such a fun time with this book. Most of you know how much I adore the Tudor Era. And while I am most definitely Team Katherine (of Aragon), I can’t help but be fascinated by Anne Boleyn’s tragic story. Whether she schemed and manipulated her way into Henry’s favor, was a victim of her family’s ambitions or unwillingly found herself under the King’s gaze, most agree that she died too soon and in a manner grossly unfair. So to dive into a story about an alternate ending surrounding Queen Anne was impossible to resist.
In the author’s reimagined world, Anne Boleyn gives birth to twins; Elizabeth and Edward VI, providing Henry VIII with the male heir that he’s been longing for. While this secures the throne for Queen Anne, it does not put an end to her hardships. King Henry continues to seek out mistresses and grows colder towards Anne. Katherine of Aragon and her daughter, Lady Mary, continue to make trouble. But things shift for Anne Boleyn when Henry’s jousting accident leads to him naming Queen Anne as Regent until Edward VI comes of age. What follows is a look into the strength and heart of Anne Boleyn, and a fascinating peek into what could have been. My only wish is that the book would have been longer!
Helen R. Davis is an American author. Her first novel, Evita: My Argentina was previously published as Evita: My Life and republished with Custom Book Publications in Hong Kong. Her second novel, CLEOPATRA UNCONQUERED, which is the first in a series, imagines a world in which Antony and Cleopatra, rather than Augustus Caesar, are the victors of the Battle of Actium. the sequel, CLEOPATRA VICTORIOUS, will be released soon, followed by the titles CLEOPATRA MAGNIFICA and CLEOPATRA TRIUMPHANT. Her third novel, or at least, her third historical novel/alternate history, THE MOST HAPPY, will be published with Callipe Editorial, based out of Madrid Spain, on July 25th, 2017.
Blog Tour Schedule
Monday, September 25
Interview at Passages to the Past
Tuesday, September 26
Review at History From a Woman’s Perspective (The Most Happy)
Thursday, September 28
Review at Pursuing Stacie (Cleopatra Unconquered)
Monday, October 2
Review at Must Read Faster (The Most Happy)
Tuesday, October 3
Review at Book Nerd (Evita)
Wednesday, October 4
Review at Tudor Enthusiast (The Most Happy)
Thursday, October 5
Review at Faery Tales Are Real (The Most Happy)
Friday, October 6
Review at Pursuing Stacie (The Most Happy)
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