I wish they would have focused more on Mary and less on Anne. I know that more is known about Anne, but it is fiction. In my mind that means take what you know and run with it. It can still be historical. It was almost like reading a biography. It did cause me too search the net for some added information about the characters, though. So, in reading it I learned some new things.
I am one of those people that has to finish unless the book is hideously awful. I recommend it as one that you read while reading your main book. You can put it down for a while and come back to it and not have to reread anything.
Now I am reading The Eyre Affair and so far I love it. If I could I would just sit and read until I finished.
Have any of you read any of Phillipa Gregory's other books? What did you think?