She was the "other Boleyn girl," as Philippa Gregory styled her, and the lover of both Francis I of France and Henry VIII of England. The author of serious nonfiction (The Lady in the Tower) and juicy fiction (Innocent Traitor) about Tudor England, Weir has a good chance of bringing Mary alive. With a tour by request and decent if not overwhelming promotion.

Bestselling British historian and novelist Weir reconstructs the real story of the much-misrepresented Mary Boleyn. Through her gripping exploration of Mary's life, a nuanced and accurate portrait of this fascinating woman emerges for the first time. 400 pp.