Book review and giveaway: The Sisters of Versailles – I love France #162

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The Sisters of Versailles

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The Sisters of Versailles

by Sally Christie

historical fiction

 Release date: September 1, 2015
at Atria Book/Simon & Schuster

432  pages

ISBN: 978-1501102967

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British royalty could well be one of the most common current topics of historical fiction.
Little by little however, Anglophone writers start to pay more attention to the other side of the pond. The French court has definitely its share of fascinating characters and intrigues to satisfy all readers fond of the genre. Imagine for instance a king having four sisters of the same family as his mistresses! Ah, ze French! Yes, King XV (1710-1774) did it, before bedding even more famous women (to come in Sally Christie’s next two books!).
In 1935, French author Émile Henriot wrote some invented dialogs featuring these De Mailly-Nesle sisters (Portraits de femmes). But it seems Sally Christie has the honor of being the first English speaking author to tackle this extraordinary feat. The Sisters of Versailles is the masterful retelling of how this came to be.
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