Truth Endures – Je Anne Boleyn

It brings me great pleasure to be hosting the first stop of Sandra Vasoli’s book tour for Truth Endures, the second book in a beautifully written and impeccably researched series about Anne Boleyn. Rather than a guest post, Sandra has recorded a video for us, in which she talks about her new book and shares some insights on Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn’s relationship.

I’m also delighted to announce that thanks to the generosity of MadeGlobal Publishing, I have a paperback copy of each of Sandra’s Je Anne Boleyn books to give away!

More about these wonderful books…

struck_with_the_dart_of_love coverStruck With the Dart of Love (Book 1)

In a love letter to Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII wrote: “It is absolutely necessary for me to obtain this answer, having been for above a whole year stricken with the dart of love, and not yet sure whether I shall fail of finding a place in your heart and affection…”, but did Anne ever feel that way about the King? Tradition tells us that Henry pursued Anne for his mistress and that she resisted, scheming to get the crown and bewitching him with her unattainable allure. Nothing could be further from the truth. One cold, misty grey day while hunting, Henry and Anne come face to face. It is an encounter that changes everything as Anne, too, is struck by the dart of love. He is powerful and graceful, elegant and witty, and in the King, she finds a passionate consort. But he is married – and the path to their union is fraught with hazard. Only the greatest of commitments will allow them to persevere until they might hope to be together.

truth_endures coverTruth Endures (Book 2)

On 1st June 1533, the ancient, traditional rituals of coronation are carried out, and Anne Boleyn emerges as Queen Anne Boleyn, a queen destined to rule alongside her husband, King Henry VIII of England. It’s the culmination of everything the couple have worked for and the reward for their perseverance. And Anne is pregnant. They fervently believe that she is carrying Henry’s longed-for son and heir. The entire world lies at Anne’s feet. But being queen is not easy. Anne is determined to be a loving mother, devoted wife, enlightened spiritual reformer, and a wise, benevolent queen. But others are hoping and praying for her failure. Her status and very life become precarious as people spread downright lies to advance their objectives. But the truth will endure. This story is Anne’s truth.

Conditions of Entry

For your chance to win a copy of Struck with the Dart of Love and Truth Endures, you must be subscribed to On the Tudor Trail’s newsletter (if you are not already, sign up on our homepage where it says ‘Free Enewsletter Subscription’).

Then simply leave a comment after this post between now and 12 September 2016. Don’t forget to leave your name and a contact email. Please note that I have comment moderation activated and need to ‘approve’ comments before they appear. There is no need to submit your comment twice.

This giveaway is open internationally.

A winner will be selected randomly and contacted by email shortly after the competition closes. Please ensure you’ve added to your address book to avoid missing my email.

Good luck!

Watch Sandra Vasoli’s Video – Truth Endures

sandra_vasoli pictureAuthor Bio

Sandra Vasoli, author of ‘Anne Boleyn’s Letter from the Tower’, ‘Struck with the Dart of Love’ and ‘Truth Endures’, earned a Bachelor’s degree in English and biology from Villanova University before embarking on a thirty-five-year career in human resources for a large international company. Having written essays, stories, and articles all her life, Vasoli was prompted by her overwhelming fascination with the Tudor dynasty to try her hand at writing both historical fiction and non-fiction. While researching what eventually became the Je Anne Boleyn series, Vasoli was granted unprecedented access to the Papal Library. There, she was able to read the original love letters from Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn—an event that contributed greatly to her research and writing. Vasoli currently lives in Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania, with her husband and two greyhounds.

Universal Amazon book links:

Struck with the Dart of Love –

Truth Endures –

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  1. Diane Houghton-Audis says:

    What is it about this era that draws you in and creates a longing and a passion to be there? Great authors like Natalie and Sarah who research so well take us back to this time and give us so much ( thank you Natalie & Sarah) and I feel that Sandi will be no exception, I really enjoyed her video and I’m really looking forward to reading her books and would definitely love to win one. 🙂 xx

  2. Diane Houghton-Audis says:

    Ps..Whoops sorry I meant Sandra in my comment above not Sandi ! ( it does say Sandi on the video )

  3. I really love Sandra’s opinion on Anne! I feel as though she’s really done her research and connects to her. I’ve always thought that though Anne may have had some flaws, as we all do, deep down she was a really good person. She cared about many things and that’s why I’m looking forward to reading her books. I think it might change the way some feel about Anne! In the end her truth is shown!

  4. Shannon Gallagher says:

    You had me with the title “Struck with the Dart of Love” plus access to the Vatican archives? It a no brainer for me I must read it! sggallagher (at) me (dot) com

  5. I love Tudor historical fiction, but I still haven’t read much of it. I’d love to read these books and I really enjoyed Sandra’s video. Thank you!
    Contact email: sarahcherylb1 [@] gmail [dot] com

  6. Linda Senne says:

    I think both books look delightful! I especially would love to read “Dart of Love”, it looks like a very interesting read! Please consider me for your drawing today, thank you so much.

  7. A big congratulations to Rose Richardson, the winner of our giveaway! Rose, please check your email. Thank you to everyone who entered. x

    • Congratulations Rose! And a heartfelt thank you to everyone who watched the video and entered. I do hope you will read the books, and I am always happy to chat , discuss, or debate anything Anne and Henry. You can reach me on
      Again – THANK YOU Natalie!! 🙂

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