As someone who spends most days researching or writing about the Boleyns, I am keen to read this novel, particularly as I know how meticulously Adrienne has researched it. A fresh look at Jane’s story is just what is needed as she has become very stereotyped over the years.
Adrienne’s novel is available for pre-order on Kindle right now and will be released as a paperback and kindle on 13th February, the anniversary of Jane Boleyn’s execution.
The river was as calm as I had ever seen it. Ordinarily, the tide would have been wild by this time of year, and woe unto any man unfortunate enough to fall into the fierce currents of the Thames. Tonight the tides were still, and the surface of the water appeared glassy. When I peered down into the dark depths, I saw my tired, drawn face wavering in the reflection. I quickly turned away as I fought back a wave of nausea, frightened by the anguish I saw etched there.
“Only a few moments more my lady, the Tower is just ahead.”
Jane Parker never dreamed that her marriage into the Boleyn family would raise her star to such dizzying heights. Before long, she finds herself as trusted servant and confidante to her sister-in-law, Anne Boleyn; King Henry VIII’s second queen. On a gorgeous spring day, that golden era is cut short by the swing of a sword. Jane is unmoored by the tragic death of her husband, George, and her loss sets her on a reckless path that leads to her own imprisonment in the Tower of London. Surrounded by the remnants of her former life, Jane must come to terms with her actions. In the Tower, she will face up to who she really is and how everything went so wrong.
“Jane Boleyn is finally given the thoughtful and poignant story she has long been denied” – Olga Hughes, Nerdalicious.com.au
“An absorbing story that draws you into a vividly created world” – Amy Licence, Best-Selling Author and Historian
You can find out more on your country’s Amazon store by going to http://getbook.at/ravenswidow
Adrienne Dillard is also the author of the novel Cor Rotto: A Novel of Catherine Carey and the non-fiction book Catherine Carey in a Nutshell.