ABOUT THE ENEMIES OF VERSAILLES:
A beastly bourgeoise was one thing; a common prostitute quite another kettle of fish.
Marquise de Pompadour may have ruffled feathers at the French Court, but King Louis XV's next mistress is a whole other story. Born with extraordinary beauty but meager means, young Jeanne Becu got by the only way she could: by becoming a courtesan. With her enterprising and willful spirit, she quickly makes her way from the grimy streets of Paris into the midst of the highest echelons of the luxurious 18th century court at Versailles.
Soon, Jeanne, now the Comtesse du Barry, has done more than catch the eye of the philandering King Louis XV--he is completely smitten and insisting she move into the palace as his official mistress. The King's daughters, aghast at his lustful ways which will see no reason, become avowed enemies of the lowborn Comtesse, and they aren't the only ones. But as classes clash and tensions rise, France is on the brink of revolution, and a prostitute in the palace will soon be the least of the nobilities' concerns.
Told in Christie’s witty and modern style, the final book in the Mistresses of Versailles trilogy will delight and entrance fans as it once again brings to life the world of 18th century Versailles in all its pride, pestilence and glory.
THE ENEMIES OF VERSAILLES by Sally Christie
Atria| ISBN: 9781501103025| On sale: March 21, 2017 | 416 pages | $16.00
eBook: Atria | ISBN: 9781501103049| On sale: March 21, 2017 | 416 pages | $9.99
Rating: 4. Stars
The whole Mistresses of Versailles Trilogy was made for me to be honest. I love historical fiction a lot, even though I don't read it that much. For one I'm obsess with royal history, I don't know why, it's my favorite type of historical fiction to read. Also, they're told in the prospective of the mistresses of King Louis XIV and I haven't heard of any books like that, though I'm sure there is some out there.
I had never read a book bout Madame du Berry. Heck, I didn't know much about her besides her being a mistress of King Louis. This book dives into her history, on her childhood and how she became who we know her as.
Not only do we get Du Berry's POV we also get one of the King's daughter POV as well, oh and I didn't like her one bit, though I can see why she's angry, but still. I felt so bad for Du Berry even though I didn't care for as much.
This was a strong ending for this amazing series and I'm so sad to see it end. I can't wait to read more of this author works in the future.
I received this book from NetGalley for an honest review
About The Author
Since I can’t travel back in time (yet), I have done plenty of global travel: as a child I lived in England, Canada, Argentina, and Lesotho, and attended eight schools in three languages. I continued my global wanderings with a career in international development, but now I’m settled in Toronto and loving it.
The Sisters of Versailles is my first novel, though I’ve been writing since I could hold a pencil. When I’m not writing I’m reading, reading, reading; disappearing down various rabbit holes of historical research, and playing lots of tennis.
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