135th out of 650 books — 508 voters
Dear Heart, How Like You This?
by Wendy J. Dunn (Goodreads Author)
May, 1536. The poet Sir Thomas Wyatt, released from imprisonment in the Tower of London, is in his fathers custody. From almost the beginning of his life, Tom has loved his cousin Anne Boleyn, content to sit at her feet while she sang her love songs to another, if doing so gave him just a moment in her company. Now he is heartsick and despairing, having witnessed her jurid...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published August 5th 2002 by Metropolis Ink
(first published August 2002)
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Lets start by saying, I love Ann Boleyn. I love her story, I love Tudor history in general. This book is told from the point of view of Sir Thomas Wyatt. He was her cousin and had loved her his whole life through. The book shows her in a different light then most I have read of her. Usually she is portrayed as an scheming, overly ambitious vixen who cares only for her own ambition. This novel shows her in a more sympathetic light, and I enjoyed that. The only problem I had with this book was the...more
Yet another Anne Boleyn novel, this time written from the point of view of Thomas Wyatt - her cousin and brief lover - who wrote lots of poetry dedicated to her. Not a bad read, but due to endless professions of love on the main character's part, it does get somewhat tiresome [Yes, we get it already, you are in love with Anne Boleyn!:]. Some historical revisionism, but it is historical FICTION after all, although accurate for the most part...
Feb 16, 2008 MBP rated it 2 of 5 stars
Disappointing - I wanted to like this book, because I loved the idea of the story of Anne Boleyn and Thomas Wyatt. I had trouble getting past the writing style, though - very flowery, with lots of "yea" and "verily." The author also switches between Anne and Anna frequently (sometimes within the same paragraph) for no apparent reason. I think the book could have used better editing. I did enjoy the story, though, especially toward the end - the plot and the writing seemed to improve as the book...more
Apr 09, 2008 Amanda rated it 5 of 5 stars
This is a truely lovely telling of the sad tale of Anne Boleyn. Seen through the eyes of Thomas Wyatt who loved Anne from early on, and watched her trancedence to Henry VIII's queen with romantic longing and her downfall with grief.
Author and playwright, Wendy J. Dunn is obsessed with Tudor history. Her first published novel, the award-winning Dear Heart, How Like You This? is described as “one of the best novels ever written about Anne Boleyn’s life”. After completing her Masters in Writing at Swinburne University in 2009, Wendy took up a position as a tutor in Writing and enrolled as a PhD candidate. Her own writing journe...moreMore about Wendy J. Dunn...