The Enemies of Versailles
A Novel (The Mistresses of Versailles Trilogy)
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Digital Audiobook (3/20/2017)
“That beastly bourgeois Pompadour was one thing; a common prostitute is quite another kettle of fish.”
After decades of suffering the King's endless stream of Royal Favorites, the princesses of the Court have reached a breaking point. Horrified that he would bring the lowborn Comtesse du Barry into the hallowed halls of Versailles, Louis XV’s daughters, led by the indomitable Madame Adelaide, vow eternal enmity and enlist the dauphine Marie Antoinette in their fight against the new mistress. But as tensions rise and the French Revolution draws closer, a prostitute in the palace soon becomes the least of the nobility’s concerns.
Told in Christie’s witty and engaging style, the final book in The Mistresses of Versailles trilogy will delight and entrance fans as it once again brings to life the sumptuous and cruel world of eighteenth century Versailles, and France as it approaches irrevocable change.
Praise For The Enemies of Versailles: A Novel (The Mistresses of Versailles Trilogy)…
“A truly tantalizing read about one of the most scandalous eras in France's history, this trilogy finale will make you wish the series would never end.”
"Christie concludes her Mistresses of Versailles trilogy with a lushly detailed, beautifully painted portrait of Louis XV’s last mistress, Madame Du Barry. The author’s gift for developing characters and bringing them to full-blooded life is what turns her historical biographies into accessible, readable history."
— RT Magazine
Praise for The Sisters of Versailles:
"Sally Christie's The Sisters of Versailles is an intriguing romp through Louis XV's France. Filled with lush backdrops, rich detail, and colorful characters, fans of historical fiction will enjoy this glimpse into the lost golden era of the French monarchy."
— Allison Pataki, author of THE ACCIDENTAL EMPRESS
“A stunning breadth of period detail, offered in a fresh, contemporary voice.”
— Juliet Grey, author of the acclaimed Marie Antoinette trilogy
“Such an extraordinary tale makes for compelling reading and, as the lead book in a planned trilogy, will draw in readers who are interested in royal lives before the French Revolution…. Historical fiction fans, unfamiliar with the history of the Nesle sisters, will be intrigued.”
— Library Journal
“Tantalizing descriptions and cliff-hangers will leave the reader rapidly turning the pages in anticipation… A wickedly delightful read.”
— New York Daily News
Atria Books, 9781501103025, 416pp.
Publication Date: March 21, 2017