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The Summer Queen
Elizabeth Chadwick
Passion's Reign - Karen Harper Passion's Reign is the original title of Karen Harper's 2006 book The Last Boleyn. Published in 1983 and marketed as a romance novel, Passion's Reign tells the story of Mary Boleyn. Unlike the more famous The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory, Harper does not allow Anne to take over the story and remains focused on Mary (of course Anne is in the book though). For the most part, it seems to stick fairly close to historical facts with the major exception of the romantic plotline which has Mary and William Stafford (Staff) meeting much sooner than they probably really did. I was OK with that - I felt so sorry for Mary that it was nice to see her having something to make her life a little happier. Staff is quite the 80's romance hunk! 3.5 stars