Many historical fiction readers have grown tired of the numerous Tudor/Anne Boleyn novels. Readers have been crying for something new when it comes to the story of Anne Boleyn. Morris provides that with "Le Temps Viendra". Seeing the life of Anne Boleyn and her happiest and most successful years through the eyes and mind of her 21st century super fan is an interesting, bold, and fun twist. It is fascinating to watch a woman who knows Anne Boleyn so well experience her heroine's life and be part of her high and low moments. Anne Boleyn's story comes off so fresh and unique with this interesting approach.
"Le Temps Viendra" follows Anne's journey of living Anne Boleyn's life. 21st century Anne has no living family members, a complicated love life, and is not happy or satisfied with her life. The novel begins with Anne's visit to Hever Castle. Anne expects to have a day enjoying the childhood home of her beloved Anne Boleyn, but she falls ills while visiting, falls unconscious, and wakes up in 1527 in England in the body of Anne Boleyn. Using Anne's own knowledge of Anne Boleyn, her intelligence, and being that connected with the spirit of Anne Boleyn, Anne maneuvers Tudor England and being the beloved of King Henry VIII. Along Anne's journey as Anne Boleyn she falls in love personally with King Henry, grows to love and feel connected to Anne Boleyn's family and counts them as her own, and feels right at home at the English court. Anne knows what lies ahead for Anne Boleyn, but enjoys the wonderful years of 1527-1528 and being a star at the Tudor court. When Anne returns from her journey as Anne Boleyn she is thrust back into her regular life in the 21st century and back to all her old problems and sadness. She knows she has to continue on in her normal life, but she longs for Anne Boleyn's world. Anne finds herself truly trapped between both worlds. "Le Temps Viendra" is a unique look at the life of Anne Boleyn through one of her biggest fans and with a 21st century twist.
Success! After a year long friendship, with ups and downs and a hell of a lot of hard graft, patience and may I add £1000 in material – I finally stood next to the infamous Anne Boleyn. I had placed her in front of a mirror so that her reflection mimicked many of her alleged portraits – Holbein’s sketch included. I stood beside her and read the words surrounding the frame: ‘Le Temps Viendra’ – the time will come. The infamous words written by Anne in her copy of the Book of Hours that I had read on tip-toes through a pain of glass at Hever as a girl. These words had stuck with me constantly throughout the project. The time will come when all my hard work would pay off and I could relax and show her off to industry professionals and my long suffering friends and family at the show…. The time would come also when I had to say goodbye, and let her go home.