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Royal Romances

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Royal Romances

Titillating Tales of Passion and Power in the Palaces of Europe

By Leslie Carroll

New American Library, Paperback, 9780451238085, 442pp.

Publication Date: November 6, 2012

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Description
More breathtaking than any fairy tale, here are seven scandalous, seductive centuries of all-for-love royal desire . . .
Elegant palaces, dazzling power plays, shimmering jewels, and the grandest of all-or-nothing gambles--nothing can top real-life love among the royalty. Louis XIV defied God and law, permitting his married mistress Madame de Montespan to usurp the role of Queen of France, then secretly wed her successor, Madame de Maintenon. Grigory Potemkin was a worthy equal in Catherine the Great's bed as well as in Russia's political arena. Dashing Count Axel von Fersen risked everything to save Marie Antoinette's life more than once--and may have returned her passion. The unshakable devotion of the beloved late -Queen Mum- helped King George VI triumph over his, and England's, darkest hours. And the unpretentious, timelessly glamorous--even relatable--union of Prince William and the former Kate Middleton continues to enthrall the world.
Full of marvelous tales, unforgettable scandals, and bedazzled nobles who refused to rule their hearts, this delightfully insightful book is what the sweetest royal dreams are made of...


About the Author
Leslie Carroll is the author of several works of historical nonfiction, women's fiction, and, under the pen names Juliet Grey and Amanda Elyot, is a multipublished author of historical fiction. Her works include Royal Romances, Royal Pains, Royal Affairs, and Notorious Royal Marriages. She is also a classically trained professional actress with numerous portrayals of virgins, vixens, and villainesses to her credit, and is an award-winning audio book narrator. A frequent commentator on royal romances and relationships, Leslie has been interviewed by numerous broadcast, online, and print media, including MSNBC.com, USA Today, the Australian Broadcasting Company, NPR, Hearst Television, Inc., and she was a featured royalty historian on CBS nightly news in London during the royal wedding coverage of Prince William and Catherine Middleton. She also appears as an expert on the love lives of Queen Victoria, Marie Antoinette, Catherine the Great, and Napoleon on the Proper Television series -The Secret Life of [fill in the name of famous figure]- for Canada's History Channel. Leslie and her husband, Scott, divide their time between New York City and Washington, D.C.


Praise For Royal Romances

Praise for Leslie Carroll’s Royal Books:

“For those who enjoy reading about the scandals of the noble class, and want to learn more about the darker side of various royal families, this is a thoroughly enjoyable, quick read.” —Booklist

“Carroll writes with verve and wit...[An] irresistible combination of People Magazine and the History Channel.” —Chicago Tribune

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