Romance Review and Blog Tour: Anne of Hollywood by Carol Wolper

Tuesday, February 07, 2012 Posted by Dina N

Book Description
“I wasn’t prepared for the enemies. Had I been as gorgeous as a supermodel, or as rich as an heiress, or an actress with an Oscar to my credit, people would still not be happy that I had Henry’s attention, but they’d understand. What they resented was the king coupling with a ‘nobody.’”


Skirts may be shorter now, and messages sent by iPhone, but passion, intrigue, and a lust for power don’t change. National bestselling author Carol Wolper spins a mesmerizing tale of a twenty-first century Anne Boleyn in ANNE OF HOLLYWOOD.

Wily, intelligent, and seductive, with a dark beauty that stands out among the curvy California beach blondes, Anne attracts the attention of Henry Tudor, the handsome corporate mogul who reigns in Hollywood. Every starlet, socialite, and shark wants a piece of Henry, but he only wants Anne. The question is: can she keep him?

Welcome to a privileged world where hidden motives abound, everyone has something to sell, and safe havens don’t exist. With her older sister Mary, a pathetic example of a royal has-been, Anne schemes to win her beloved Henry in the only way that give s a promise of forever – marriage. Success will mean contending with backstabbing “friends” Henry’s furious ex-wife, and the machinations of her own ambitious family, and staying married to a man who has more options than most and less guilt than is good for either of them will take all her skill.

Anne will do anything to hold on to the man - and the lifestyle - she adores, even if sticking your neck out in Hollywood means risking far worse than a broken heart. With Henry’s closet confidante scheming against her, and another beautiful contender waiting in the wings, Anne is fighting for her life. Can she muster the charm and wit to pull off her very own Hollywood ending?

My Thoughts
What would be the story of Anne Boleyn if she lived in the 21st century? Ms. Wolper's new book attempts to answer that question by placing a modern-day Henry Tudor, Anne Boleyn, Mary Boleyn, Catherine Aragon, and Jane Seymour in the "kingdom" of Hollywood. Intrigue, fickle passions, politicking and power abound. Anne is different, complicated, and certainly stands out - but we already know how the story ends. Thankfully, no real heads are rolling in Anne of Hollywood.

Anne of Hollywood is an entertaining look at history revisited, new this week from Gallery Books.

Disclaimer / Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of the book with no obligation for a positive review. No compensation was obtained for this post. Cover art and book description courtesy of the publisher.

1 comments:

  1. holdenj said...

    What a premise! Hollywood certainly has its share of behind the scenes machinations, how perfect!

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