Dazzled by the golden prince, Mary's joy is cut short when she discovers that she is a pawn in the dynastic plots of her family. When the capricious king's interest wanes, Mary is ordered to pass on her knowledge of how to please him to her friend and rival: her sister Anne.
Anne soon becomes irresistable to Henry, and Mary can do nothing but watch her sister's rise. Anne stops at nothing to achieve her own ambition. From now on, Mary will be no more than the other Boleyn girl.
But beyond the court is a man who dares to challenge the power of her family to offer Mary a life of freedom and passion. If only she has the courage to break away - before the Boleyn enemies turn on the Boleyn girls...
-taken straight from Philippa's site
From me: So, I watched the movie before I read the book and it's a good thing I did! The book was so full of detail and the story so well-developed, that the movie paled in comparison. I have to say that the book is filled to the brim with way more sexuality, and just selfish, evil, human nature than the movie ever showed (the movie is actually pretty clean compared to how low Anne and George stoop in the book). It's a great read though that draws you in quickly and holds your attention. I felt like I was another player in the story from the beginning and, amazingly enough, was a little shocked when Anne ended up on trial. The story was that good LOL
It was also a devastating reminder of how far and how fast you can fall when you stop chasing after God and follow your own path instead. Anne Boleyn's story reminds me of a quote my mom (and pastor) are frequently heard repeating, "Sin takes you farther than you are willing to go, keeps you longer than you are willing to stay and has a price higher than you are willing to pay".