Mistress of the Revolution

Mistress of the Revolution

Mistress of the Revolution
By
Catherine Delors

Publisher: Dutton Adult
Pub. Date: 2008
ISBN: 978-0525950547
Pages451

Genre: Historical Fiction/Romance?
Source:
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT

A singular new voice in historical fiction. A time of decadence in a country embroiled in revolution. An unforgettably high-spirited heroine.

Set in opulent, decadent, turbulent revolutionary France, Mistress of the Revolution is the story of Gabrielle de Montserrat. An impoverished noblewoman blessed with fiery red hair and a mischievous demeanor, Gabrielle is only fifteen when she meets her true love, a commoner named Pierre-André Coffinhal. But her brother forbids their union, choosing for her instead an aging, wealthy baron.

Widowed and a mother while still a teen, Gabrielle arrives at the court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette in time to be swept up in the emerging cataclysm. As a new order rises, Gabrielle finds her own lovely neck on the chopping block and who should be selected to sit on the Revolutionary Tribunal but her first love, Pierre-André.

Replete with historical detail, complex and realistic characters (several of whom actually existed), and a heroine who demands and rewards attention, Mistress of the Revolution is an unforgettable debut. [Goodreads]



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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

delors

Author of Mistress of the Revolution and For the King (publication date: July 8, 2010).

Both are historical novels set in Paris around the time of the French Revolution.
Catherine Delors was born and raised in France.
She is also an attorney with an international practice, and splits her time between Paris, London and Los Angeles.
Visit her blog, Versailles and more, at http://blog.catherinedelors.com. [Goodreads]

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