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Winter, 1564. Princess Marguerite is summoned to the French Court, where nothing is what it seems and a wrong word can lead to ruin. Margot's mother, Catherine de Médicis, rules over all, even the King. Raised to marry to the crown's advantage, Margot wishes to do her duty. Although her heart belongs to the charismatic Duc de Guise, her hand will be offered to Henri of Navarre, a Protestant heretic looking to seal a tenuous truce. But the peace is a mirage. When Margot's wedding devolves into bloodshed, she will be forced to choose between her family and her soul.
Marguerite de Valois is the daughter of the well known Catherrine de Medicis, who set up the French rulers for lies and deceit. This book is a true page turner, and if you love history, there may be some eye openers in the little details that Perinot brings into the story,Everything is here for a great historical novel- romance, mystery, deceit, dysfunction and scandal. Pretty much everything you need for a good soap opera, and Margot and Catherine, definitely give us that!If you love historical fiction, or know someone that does, add this one to you Winter reading list- it's perfect for curling up by the fire with!
About the Author:
SOPHIE PERINOT is the author of The Sister Queens. She is a re-invented attorney. With a BA in History and a passion for reading, writing historical fiction seemed a natural second career. An active member of the Historical Novel Society, Sophie has attended all the group's North American Conferences, and served as a speaker on multiple panels. Other speaking engagements include being a presenting author at Baltimore Book Festival. When Sophie is not visiting corners of the past, she lives in Great Falls, Virginia, with her three children, three cats, one dog and one husband. To learn more, visit the author's website, read her blog, and follow her on Facebook and Twitter.
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