The Courtier of Versailles: Danger, Love, and Musketeers in 17th Century France

The Courtier of Versailles: Danger, Love, and Musketeers in 17th Century France
Author
: Donna Russo Morin
Publisher
: Creativia
Pages
: 345
Category
: Fiction : General
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France, 1682. Louis XIV, the Sun King, is at the height of his power. The court at Versailles is a paradise for privileged young women.

Jeanne Yvette Mas Du Bois is unlike other courtiers: her thirst for knowledge often incurs her father's brutal wrath. But her uncle encourages Jeanne's independence, secretly teaching her fencing in the palace's labyrinthine basement.

Hidden behind her mask, Jeanne is mistaken for a man. As Jean Luc, she is admitted to an inner circle where she learns of a devious plot in the court. As Jean Luc, she is permitted to bring her intelligence and swordsmanship to bear. And as Jean Luc, she is free to love the man of her choosing... even if she can never have him.

With the Queen's life in danger and her own double life making her privy to the tangled intrigues at court, Jeanne finds herself in a powerful, yet perilous position.

Brimming with lush period detail and vivid, unforgettable characters, The Courtier of Versailles will take you into an intriguing world of pageantry, adventure, betrayals, and secrets.

Praise:

★★★★★ - "Donna Russo Morin's debut novel is a delightful dance through the decadent Louis XIV era." 

★★★★★ - "Terrific historical background. An elegantly drawn story of fact and fiction."

★★★★★ - "Great plot and characters. A wonderful read."



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