To Die For,
is the story of Meg Wyatt, pledged forever as the best friend to Anne Boleyn since their childhoods on neighboring manors in Kent.
When Anne’s star begins to ascend, of course she takes her best friend
Meg along for the ride. Life in the court of Henry VIII is thrilling at
first, but as Anne’s favor rises and falls, so does Meg’s. And though
she’s pledged her loyalty to Anne no matter what the test, Meg just
might lose her greatest love—and her own life—because of it.
childhood flirtation with a boy on a neighboring estate turns to true
love early on. When he is called to follow the Lord and be a priest she
turns her back on both the man and his God. Slowly, though, both woo her
back through the heady times of the English reformation. In the midst
of it, Meg finds her place in history, her own calling to the Lord that
she must follow, too, with consequences of her own. Each character in
the book is tested to figure out what love really means, and what, in
this life, is worth dying for.
Though much of Meg’s story is
fictionalized, it is drawn from known facts. The Wyatt family and the
Boleyn family were neighbors and friends, and perhaps even distant
cousins. Meg’s brother, Thomas Wyatt, wooed Anne Boleyn and ultimately
came very close to the axe blade for it. Two Wyatt sisters attended Anne
at her death, and at her death, she gave one of them her jeweled prayer