On the Fourth Day of Christmas – Book 1

On the fourth day of Christmas On the Tudor Trail gave to me the chance to win a copy of Struck with the Dart of Love: Je Anne Boleyn Book One and Truth Endures: Je Anne Boleyn Book Two by Sandra Vasoli!

To be in the running to win this book duo, leave a comment after this post.

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For your chance to win the Je Anne Boleyn Book duo, 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 31 December 2017. 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.

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

Good luck!

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Struck with the Dart of Love – Book Blurb

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 – Book Blurb

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.


About the Author

Sandra Vasoli grew up in an historic suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. As a child, reading and dreaming in the local library which was based in an early 18th century meetinghouse, she developed an abiding interest in things from long-ago eras: historic houses, antiques, period clothes, and tales from the past.

She earned degrees in biology and English from Villanova University, and then pursued graduate work in organizational development during her career in human resources for large multinational companies. As a result of her work, she honed an ability to observe and read the behaviors of people, which contributes to her poignant character development.

After leaving the corporate world, Vasoli wrote and published her debut novel series, Struck With the Dart of Love: Je Anne Boleyn, and Truth Endures. Uniquely positioned as Anne Boleyn’s memoir, it is the story of the tumultuous relationship between Boleyn and Henry VIII of England. With a deep appreciation for meticulous research, Vasoli was permitted rare access to the Papal Library at the Vatican, to read and study the original love letters penned in the 16th century by Henry VIII to his second wife, Anne Boleyn. She has also done extensive research in the British Library, viewing documents attributed to a mysterious letter purportedly written by Boleyn while she was imprisoned in the Tower before her execution. The result of that research has been published in Anne Boleyn’s Letter from the Tower – A New Assessment.

Vasoli is currently working on her next novel – an historical thriller about a lost Tudor portrait.

Sandra Vasoli lives in Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania.

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  1. Rikihana Watson says:

    Any thing on Anne Boleyn is perfect to me!

  2. Julie Richards says:

    Would love to win this book

  3. Rachael Dickson says:

    Yesss, I’ve always wished we had Anne’s point of view!

  4. Need these books in my life!

  5. Lina Andersson says:

    These books are also on my to read list.

  6. Stephanie Gould says:

    My fascination with Anne Boleyn is what led me to become obsessed with history. Especially Tudor England. Would love to win this.

  7. Trudi Porter says:

    Great prizes

  8. Would love to read these books!

  9. I haven’t read any of Sandra Vasoli books but these sound great with a topic that appeals to me

  10. Sara McGoran says:

    In love with anything Anne Boleyn!

  11. What a great giveaway, would love to read them 🙂

  12. Laetitia Donoso says:

    I need these books!

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