Sandra Byrd’s To Die For: A Novel of Anne Boleyn (Howard Books) is a research-packed tapestry of love, mystery, and loyalty. Against the backdrop of King Henry VIII’s court in the 1500s, it’s a refreshing journey through time that sheds new light on Boleyn’s thought-provoking life.
Byrd, a Christian Writers Guild mentor, writes the story as a first-person narrative from Anne’s closest friend and wardrobe mistress, Meg Wyatt. In addition to being swept back to the intriguing Tudor years, To Die For also shows how the gospel message and the Reformation spread, despite attempts to keep the Scriptures away from the public.
Byrd incorporates vivid details, authentic language, and rich settings to showcase a plot that shines.
To Die For is a gem of a novel and was recently named one of Library Journal’s top six inspirational fiction titles for 2011. Read the article.
Matthew Koceich completed the Guild’s Apprentice, Journeyman, and Craftsman courses. He and his wife Cindi have four children and live in Mansfield, Texas. His first novel, The Sending, is available from Marcher Lord Press.