Happy Friday all!
You guys! I loved this book a fun contemporary retelling of the life of king Henry VIII and his many wives. 👸🏻
This book was bloody brilliant! Olivia Hayfield retells The story of King henry VIII with a modern twist. Engaging and entertaining, packed with glitz, glamour, drama, deceit, revenge, grief, passion, and charm. The concept of the story was so clever and I loved learning some history in a contemporary setting. The story was well researched and Miss Hayfeild inventively brings the story into the 21st century. There were also plenty of pop culture and political references sprinkled throughout the book that added even more authenticity. I found myself frequently heading to Google to find out what had actually happened to Henry and his many wives, and I am just so impressed how creative the storytelling in this book was. I am keeping my fingers crossed that Olivia Hayfeild has plans to write more stories in the same manner. This seriously was such an amazing way to capture and learn about history. I’m not going to go into the plot, it is a book that spans over 30 years with a large cast of characters. It’s a little on the longer side, but it never lost my attention. Harry was a lovable character who I occasionally despised, because his actions at times were questionable at best. The wives we’re all so interesting, strong savvy women who were bewitched by Harry’s charm. Well told, well researched, well done.
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*** Big thank you to Berkley for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***
About the Book
Divorced. Murdered. Died. Divorced. Departed. Survived.
A modern take on the life and marriages of Henry VIII, if he were a 21st-century womanizing media mogul rather than the king of England.
Master of the universe Harry Rose is head of the Rose Corporation, number 18 on the Forbes rich list, and recently married to wife number six. But in 2018, his perfect world is about to come crashing to the ground. His business is in the spotlight – and not in a good way – and his love life is under scrutiny. Because behind a glittering curtain of lavish parties, gorgeous homes, and a media empire is a tale worthy of any tabloid.
And Harry has a lot to account for.