Six of One: A Tudor Riff

By: JoAnn Spears

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What started out as a typical bachelorette party on the eve of Dolly's wedding suddenly became something else entirely when she choked on a peanut, lost consciousness and woke up in Tudor England, the guest of Henry VIII's Grandmother and Mother. This twisted turn of events turns out to be an enlightening and humorous encounter with many of the era's most famous women who finally get to share their side of the "what life was really like" in Henry VIII's court.


Imagine sitting down with all six of Henry’s wives and getting their take on where things went terribly wrong! Then toss in his sisters, daughters, grandmother, mother and their ladies in waiting, too, and what you get is one of the most unique books I’ve ever read. I enjoyed the tongue-in-cheek humor and witty banter throughout the entire story and the way it was all presented in a Ebenezer Scrooge meets Friends sort of way.

Six of One is a fun ‘girls night out’ with some of the most famous women in history as they bicker and snark the night away, sharing their own life’s lessons and trying to help Dolly avoid making the same mistakes they made. Even though this story surrounds Dolly’s upcoming marriage and we learn about ‘the one that got away,’ I have to mention that this book is not a romance at all. The often tongue-in-cheek liberties taken with historical events made this an entertaining, humorous story.

Note: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. 

*Reviewed by guest reviewer, Ruth Salisbury.


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