The Other Boleyn Girl Readalikes

Fans of Philippa Gregory’s novels of passion and intrigue in the royal courts of the past will find plenty to enjoy in these stories of queens, consorts, and noblewomen.  All of these titles are found in Adult Fiction unless otherwise noted.


Ball, Margaret. Duchess of Aquitaine: A Novel of Eleanor. 2006.

Barnhill, Anne Clinard. At the Mercy of the Queen: A Novel of Anne Boleyn. 2011.

Bennett, Vanora. The Queen’s Lover. 2009.

Chadwick, Elizabeth. The Winter Mantle. 2002.

Davis, Kathryn. Versailles. 2002.

Duffy, Stella. Theodora: Actress, Empress, Whore. 2011.

Dunn, Suzannah. The Queen of Subtleties. 2004.

Easter Smith, Anne. A Rose for the Crown. 2006. (Adult Romance EAS).
     Also available: CD 

Erickson, Carolly. The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette. 2005.

Falconer, Colin. When We Were Gods: The Story of Cleopatra. 2000.

Gardner, Laurien. A Lady Raised High: A Novel of Anne Boleyn. 2006.

George, Margaret. The Memoirs of Cleopatra. 1997.

Gortner, C. W. The Confessions of Catherine de Medici. 2010.
     Also available: CD

Grey, Juliet. Becoming Marie Antoinette. 2011.
     Also available: CD

Gulland, Sandra. The Many Lives & Secret Sorrows of Josephine B. 1995.

Haeger, Diane. The Secret Wife of King George IV. 2000.

Harper, Karen. The Queen’s Governess. 2010.
     Also available: Large Type

Kalogridis, Jeanne. The Borgia Bride. 2005.

Kaufman, Pamela. The Book of Eleanor. 2002.

Maxwell, Robin. The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn. 1997.

Min, Anchee. Empress Orchid. 2004.
     Also available: CD

Moran, Michelle. Cleopatra’s Daughter. 2009.
     Also available: CD

Naslund, Sena Jeter. Abundance: A Novel of Marie Antoinette. 2006.
     Also available: CD, eAudiobook, eBook

Penman, Sharon Kay. When Christ and His Saints Slept. 1995.

Plaidy, Jean. The Lady in the Tower. 1986. (Adult Romance PLA).

Sa, Shan. Empress. 2006.

Stachniak, Eva. The Winter Palace: A Novel of Catherine the Great. 2012.
     Also available: Large Type, CD

Tannahill, Reay. Fatal Majesty: A Novel of Mary, Queen of Scots. 1998.
(Adult Romance TAN).

Taylor, Debbie. The Fourth Queen. 2003.

Weir, Alison. Innocent Traitor: A Novel of Lady Jane Grey. 2006.
     Also available: Large Type, CD

We have also created a list of viewalikes for the movie version of The Other Boleyn Girl.