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…
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.
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.
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Watch Sandra Vasoli’s Video – Truth Endures
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 – http://getbook.at/dartoflove
Truth Endures – http://getbook.at/truthendures