If you are a fan of Philippa Gregory you will love The Boleyn Reckoning by Laura Anderson. Anderson takes a fascinating look at the lives of young Elizabeth, her brother King William and their friends Minuette and Dominic. It is a story of love, betrayal, honor, treason and redemption.
Minuette is an endearing character who is torn between the man she loves, Dominic, and their dear friend since childhood King William.. Unknown to the rest of the kingdom in the fact that Dominic and Minuette have secretly wed and their plans to tell William are curtailed when he falls deathly ill.Upon his recovery he has sworn his undying love for Minuette even though he must defy the French by calling off a previous betrothal. \
When their secret is revealed they must flee for their lives with help of their friends such as young Elizabeth who is patiently awaiting her turn at the thrown. The country is in an upheaval over the impending invasion of France and possibly Spain and yet William is consumed by the betrayal of his friends.
Can everyone finally make peace? Can William redeem himself from the monster he has become?
This is an excellent book that I finished at precisely midnight on the second day.