Courting the Sun: A Novel of Versailles (Paperback)

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Courting the Sun: A Novel of Versailles (Paperback)


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"A rich journey through 17th century France in all its aspects-its bucolic countryside, the still-unmatched splendor of the court of Louis XIV, and the struggling French colony in Canada." -Margaret George, New York Times bestselling author of Elizabeth I, The Autobiography of Henry VIII & The Memoirs of Cleopatra

France, 1670. On her sixteenth birthday, Sylvienne d'Aubert thinks her dream has come true. She holds in her hands an invitation from King Louis XIV to attend his royal court. However, her mother harbors a longtime secret she's kept from both her daughter and the monarch, a secret that could upend Sylvienne's life.

In Paris, Sylvienne is quickly swept up in the romance, opulence, and excitement of royal life. Assigned to serve King Louis's favorite mistress, she is absorbed into the monarch's most intimate circle. But the na ve country girl soon finds herself ill-prepared for the world of intrigue, illicit affairs, and power-mongering that takes place behind the shiny fa ade of Versailles.

This debut historical novel from Peggy Joque Williams captures the vibrancy and quandaries of 17th century life for a village girl seeking love and excitement during the dangerous reign of the Sun King.

Product Details ISBN: 9781685134129
ISBN-10: 1685134122
Publisher: Black Rose Writing
Publication Date: May 9th, 2024
Pages: 390
Language: English