Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Sisters of Versailles: A Novel (The Mistresses of Versailles Trilogy #1) by Sally Christie *Review*

*I received a eARC of this book through NetGalley for my honest review*




A sumptuous and sensual tale of power, romance, family, and betrayal centered around four sisters and one King. Carefully researched and ornately detailed, The Sisters of Versailles is the first book in an exciting new historical fiction trilogy about King Louis XV, France's most "well-beloved" monarch, and the women who shared his heart and his bed.

Goodness, but sisters are a thing to fear.

Set against the lavish backdrop of the French Court in the early years of the 18th century, The Sisters of Versailles is the extraordinary tale of the five Nesle sisters: Louise, Pauline, Diane, Hortense, and Marie-Anne, four of whom became mistresses to King Louis XV. Their scandalous story is stranger than fiction but true in every shocking, amusing, and heartbreaking detail.

Court intriguers are beginning to sense that young King Louis XV, after seven years of marriage, is tiring of his Polish wife. The race is on to find a mistress for the royal bed as various factions put their best foot - and women - forward. The King's scheming ministers push Louise, the eldest of the aristocratic Nesle sisters, into the arms of the King. Over the following decade, the four sisters:sweet, naive Louise; ambitious Pauline; complacent Diane, and cunning Marie Anne, will conspire, betray, suffer, and triumph in a desperate fight for both love and power.


MY THOUGHTS

I do not often read historical fiction but I do love reading the genre. I am just picky when it comes to this genre.

Just from reading the description of this book it made me want to read it because it sounded so interesting and I am glad I read it because I just couldn't put it down. 

It is very well written and sucked me into the story right away.  I can't wait to read the next book . 

If you are into Historical fiction I highly recommend this book.

I give this book 4 out of 5

If you want to purchase this book, it will be available online and in book stores near you on September 1st 2015. 

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