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Le Temps Viendra: a Novel of Anne Boleyn, Volume I

4.5 of 5 stars 4.50  ·  rating details  ·  123 ratings  ·  47 reviews
Anne is a young, 21st century woman in the midst of a life-long love affair with the 16th Century and the enigmatic Anne Boleyn. Whilst indulging her secret passion on an exclusive ‘Anne Boleyn Connoisseurs’ Weekend’, she is taken seriously ill at Hever Castle. Falling into a deep state of unconsciousness, Anne becomes ensnared in a time portal that transports her back in ...more
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Published 2012 by Spartan Publishing
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Natalie Grueninger
Apart from my endless fascination with Anne Boleyn, I have always been intrigued by the idea of time travel, so imagine my delight when I discovered that Sarah Morris was writing a novel, Le Temps Viendra, combining the two.

On several occasions, I have visited historic sites and wondered what it might be like to be suddenly hurtled back hundreds of years to the court of Henry VIII, to see with my very own eyes the magnificence of Henry’s palaces and witness the politicking of courtiers vying for
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Sarah
I have to admit that I have never been a great fan of Tudor fiction but from the moment that I first heard about this book I was hooked. I found the idea of a modern day woman being drawn back in time not just to experience the life of Anne Boleyn but to actually become Anne Boleyn extraordinarily appealing. I have always been fascinated with the private life of Anne, her thoughts and feelings and this book explores exactly those aspects. What is fantastic about this novel is that it is not simp ...more
Tracey Alovisi
Le Temps Viendra: a novel of Anne Boleyn is such a beautifully written book of a modern day woman, caught up in two such very different worlds. The 16th Century world of Anne Boleyn and then into our progressive 21st Century world.
This book has been so well researched that you cannot fail to be transported right back into history and into the heart of Anne and Henry's love affair. You will be able to visualise all the amazing places they resided, know all the individuals that surrounded them and
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Deborah
Le Temps Viendra...'The Time Will Return' by Sarah Morris. Anne Boleyn who was the catalyst for the Reformation in England, has not been remembered kindly throughout history and sadly is most often misaligned. Over the centuries she has been innacurately portrayed as a scheming adulteress intent on weilding her feminine charms to bestow power over the king. Her true legacy to bring about lasting religious reform, in an era when religious corruption in Rome was at an all time high...is all too of ...more
Rowena
I would highly recommend this book to anyone whether a lover of Anne Boleyn and Tudor times or not. I am not usually a reader of historical novels, so this book is not to my usual taste, but I can report that I absolutely loved every single page. It is written in such a convincing way that I wondered a couple of times if the author was actually writing a first-hand account. The detail in the scenes is so authentic and well-written that I felt transported myself. I knew little of Tudor history, b ...more
Patricia Wesslink
British history, in particular the Tudor era is a passion of mine, with Phillippa Gregory, Jean Plaidy and Ella March Chase among my favourite authors, so when I came across Sarah Morris on Facebook, it was a "no brainer" to follow her journey of writing Le Temps Viendra, and ordering the book as soon as it became available. There is nothing more exciting and satisfying than listening to someone talking about a subject that they adore, and have spent hours researching and becoming intimate with, ...more
Moriah Solomon
Le Temps Viendra
By. Sarah Morris

Summary Of Novel
Anne is a young, 21st century woman in the midst of a life-long love affair with the 16th Century and the enigmatic Anne Boleyn. Whilst indulging her secret passion on an exclusive ‘Anne Boleyn Connoisseurs’ Weekend’, she is taken seriously ill at Hever Castle. Falling into a deep state of unconsciousness, Anne becomes ensnared in a time portal that transports her back in time to England, 1527. She awakens to find herself in the body of her hero
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Rio (Lynne)
3.5 Stars

In current time, Anne, a Tudor fan, splurges on a vacation of a lifetime where Hever Castle is having a Anne Boleyn extravaganza. When she enters the Long Hall, she transforms into Anne Boleyn herself and is transported back to 1527 just as Henry and his entourage are riding into Hever's courtyard. Anne, like us knows the story inside and out, but to actually become Anne, wear the clothes, meet the infamous figures and experience Anne and Henry's passionate love affair hands on is quit
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Debbie Acosta
This is an awesome book to read. Historical fiction fans, Tudor fans, and Anne Boleyn enthusiasts are going to be delighted. The intertwining of the present day Anne and the 16th century Anne was remarkable. Sarah Morris' attention to detail and depth of research is astonishing. This book was hard to put down. I was not ready for it to end when it did. There is something for everyone in this story of a most fascinating woman who holds a place in history and in many people's hearts. I am looking ...more
Rachel Green
I have followed Sarah's journey on Facebook in the writing of this book therefore it was eagerly awaited. I was not disappointed - I throughly enjoyed it from the very first page. Let me assure you all you dont need to be a Tudor/Anne Boleyn fan to enjoy this book. It is very well written and the attention to detail is incredible. At times I felt as though I too was transported back to the 16th century! I certainly recommend this book and am so looking forward to volume 2. Well done Sarah on you ...more
Jan Cocquyt
Now this is one fine book.
It is a wonderful mix of things you know will happen (which they do) and things you know nothing about. You are moved between two worlds, and moved by the easy way in which details are revealed and described.
This is not a book you want to finish on the day you bought it. On the contrary:
You want this book never to end. But unfornunately it does.
The good news is: a second book is on its way!
SO looking forward to it!
Vicky
Le temps viendra, je Anne Boleyn…

This is the best novel about Anne Boleyn that I have read so far. It follows a young woman who is taken back in time when she falls ill while visiting Hever Castle. She awakes in 1527 in the body of Anne Boleyn, for whom she has a lifelong fascination. As the story moves on, it becomes increasingly difficult for 21st century Anne to distinguish between her modern life and her being thrown into the middle of a love story that will change the course of English hist
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Cayleigh
A very interesting approach to the story of Anne Boleyn in which a 21st century woman, also named Anne who is obsessed with A. Boleyn gets transported through time into Boleyn’s body . Cool to see the events of this time through someone who knew what was going to happen. I found 21st Anne’s falling in love with Henry VIII, even though she knew the outcome and betrayals that this man would heap on her to be quite telling of the human spirit. Caught in the grips of a deep love almost any fault can ...more
Monette Bebow-Reinhard
This is not a bad read. It's just not my kind of read. A woman obsessed with the story of Anne Boleyn (AB) wakes up in her body - sharing her soul, so to speak, so that no one really notices that she is now possessing two souls. And they don't communicate, not really, I mean, there are a few instances when contemporary Anne tries to calm AB down, but there are no schizophrenic tendencies here. Instead we see Anne falling for Henry even though she knows AB's fate.

Aside from the writing style, whi
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Sarah
Sarah Morris’ debut novel is a well written, meticulously researched, and above all a very different look at the life of Henry VIII’s second queen. Our heroine, Anne, writes her story from her prison in the Tower of London while awaiting execution.

The scenes in the novel are set excellently, with lots of lovely details about clothes and decor. Her characters are also brought to life well, the different sides of their personalities shining through. There were a few personal touches I found lovely
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Kayleigh McHugh
I started this book with an open mind as I am not overly fond of books containing time travel and modern day women attempting to portray 'being' a historical character that they admire, I usually box that type or writing with poorly written fan fiction by impressionable and historically inaccurate teenagers .... However after following the author on FB and being aware she clearly had a diligent approach to history and a respectful view of Anne I decided to give it a go and clicked purchase on Am ...more
Kate
I am usually a little sceptical about any fictional book that takes place both in the past and present. Not since reading Barbara Erksine’s Kingdom of Shadows, have I found a book that I can highly recommend.
For me, a book has to reach out and grab you in the first few pages otherwise it is not worth your while, especially one that centres on a character that is often seen as controversial. Le Temps Viendra, a debut novel by Sarah Morris, gives you more than the myth that has surrounded Anne Bol
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Danielle Marchant
I recently finished reading “Le Temps Viendra” by Sarah Morris and it was fantastic! The book takes place in the modern day and focusses on Anne, who soon finds out that she has been around in a previous life, in the form of an even more well-known Anne……most people tend to roll their eyes at the mention of the theme of reincarnation in books, but if reincarnation does exist, in this book I believe this is how it would happen! It was very believable. Also, it wasn’t just a novel ; it was also li ...more
Carolyn
If you love the story of Anne Boleyn, Henry VII's 2nd wife, you will enjoy Sarah Morris's novel which is a fresh take on this timeless story. Modern day Anne finds herself zapped back to 1528 when Henry was besotted and begins to move heaven and earth to make Anne his queen. 21st century Anne knows how this tragic story ends but finds herself swept away by Henry. In her real life Anne is also in love with a married man. Reality begins to blur for Anne as she experiences Anne Boleyn's 16th centur ...more
Melissa DeHart
A terrific and original story of Anne Boleyn. This is not your usual historical romance. A woman goes back in time to become Anne in 1527 just when Henry VIII is wanting a divorce from Catherine of Aragon. She experiences all that Anne goes through fully knowing what her destiny is. The decriptions of the palaces and clothes are so clear. I found myself back in that time and didn't want the novel to end. The story has stayed with me and I am anxiously awaiting book 2. Any Tudor history buff will ...more
Jessica
If there's a book which can take you into the mind and body of Anne Boleyn it is this one! It plunges me into the 16th century and I felt every feelings that the 21st century Anne and Anne Boleyn felt. I was saddened by the history of the 21st century Anne and felt close to Anne Boleyn as if she was a friend. I am much eager to read the volume 2 and will gladly follow both Annes into their world until the end! Sarah Morris you captivated me and make me want to write too! As we say in French, Bra ...more
Heidi
Jan 23, 2014 Heidi rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone with an interest in the love story of Anne & Henry
Le Temps Viendra is a completely engaging novel. I love the idea of time travel and often wonder what it would be like to go back in time to my favorite period of history. By the end of chapter one I was so engrossed in the story that I often found myself thinking about it throughout the day. I felt as though I connected with Anne both past and present. I can't wait for the release of the 2nd half!
Nick
Absolutely brilliant read. Thoroughly enjoyable, had to fight the temptation to read it all in one sitting, stretched it out a bit as I really didn't want it to end. I love the thought of time travelling back to see what it was all really like....can history be changed? I loved all the detail, it makes the history feel so real. Very well written Sarah, thank you.
Susan
Not sure why I rated this higher than Phillippa Gregory. (hers are very easy reading!) I think this one was more factual.
Victoria Johnston
I adored this book. It is refreshing to see a new and interesting take on the story of Anne Boleyn. As a lifelong admirer of Anne I have often wondered how she must have felt during her brief but glittering time in the "spotlight". This book goes some way to putting the reader in Anne Boleyn's shoes.

Sarah Morris goes some way to rehabilitating the reputation of Anne Boleyn, recently damaged by (amongst others) Phillippa Gregory's Anne of "The Other Boleyn Girl. An enjoyable book on a fictional l
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Lois Bateson
OMG....I wanted to make this book last until the next book was out. I wanted to read it very slowly so that I could take in all the detail of this beautifully written novel. I find myself in this moment quite surprised that as I am reading I've come to the end of book one. I've come to the glossary and could not believe I had finished. Well, I still have the glossary to go. I found myself going through the glossary hoping to find more even though I had seen "End of Book One. :( I totally felt as ...more
Anastacia
I first heard about this book only a few days ago because of the author, Sarah Morris', blog tour - she blogged on several blogs I read avidly & as a result of the tour, I found a couple new ones to read as well. I immediately hunted down her published & asked if I could get a review copy of "Le Temps Viendra" and was floored when the very next morning a copy arrived in my in-box! I immediately started reading (as soon as I learned how to transfer the book to my nook) & was hooked & ...more
Jan
I have been mesmerised by Anne Boleyn since I was a child. i remember I always saved hard for my holidays amd bought the Anne Boleyn costume doll long before knew the real story. My fascination has been life long and when a friend recommended I check out the fb page for this book, I did so immediately and it led me to a remarkable book reading experience.

This novel is well written, researched well and written in a style that flows. There is nothing difficult about it and most of all it absorbed
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Shannon
I received Le Temps Viendra as a gift from my future in-laws who met Sarah Morris at a Christmas Event at The Vyne, a National Trust Property near Basingstoke. They were charmed by her and because of my love for all things Tudor were anxious for my opinion. Initially, I was hesitant because the approach Morris takes was foreign to me, but realized I was becoming stuck in my ways far too young and decided to embrace the idea of time travel. I quickly realized Sarah Morris had found a truly origin ...more
Nattie
This wasn't a bad book, but I am so tired of all things Tudor and could not finish. I could probably still manage to watch a movie or show about them, but reading about them has become such a chore.

There was no way I could have made it through 356 pages of this book, and there seemed to be a million words on the page. The author apparently loves the word whilst, because I think she used it every other sentence.



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