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Becoming Marie Antoinette

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Becoming Marie Antoinette by Juliet Grey
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Aug 09, 2011 | ISBN 9780345523860

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“A thoroughly enjoyable novel, brimming with delightful details. Grey writes eloquently and with charming humor, bringing ‘Toinette’ vividly to life as she is schooled and groomed—molded, quite literally—for a future as Queen of France, an innocent pawn in a deadly political game.”—Sandra Gulland, bestselling author of Mistress of the Sun and the Josephine Bonaparte trilogy

“In her richly imagined novel, Juliet Grey meticulously recreates the sumptuous court of France’s most tragic queen. Beautifully written, with attention paid to even the smallest detail, Becoming Marie Antoinette will leave readers wanting more!”—Michelle Moran, bestselling author of Madame Tussaud

“A lively and sensitive portrait of a young princess in a hostile court, and one of the most sympathetic portrayals of the doomed queen.”—Lauren Willig, bestselling author of the Pink Carnation series
“Wonderfully delectable and lusciously rich, an elegant novel to truly savor. Juliet Grey’s Marie Antoinette is completely absorbing.”—Diane Haeger, author of The Queen’s Rival

“[A] sympathetic take on the fascinating and doomed Marie Antoinette.”Publishers Weekly

“An extremely compelling read. The author blends very intricately detailed research with a narrative that is stunning in its poignancy.”—The Elliott Review

“Readers will see Marie Antoinette in a whole new light…A sympathetic and engaging read that presents the French queen in a manner seldom found in other novels…Anyone interested in French history will savor every page of this novel.”—BookLoons

“Juliet Grey’s writing is exquisitely detailed and I enjoyed her lush descriptions of the clothing and decor of the time period. Grey possesses the rare ability to transform readers to a past only accessible by imagination. Becoming Marie Antoinette is sure to appeal to lovers of quality historical fiction as well as those who are simply fascinated by Marie Antoinette.”—The Well Read Wife

“Fans of historical fiction will eat this one up. It’s engaging, smart and authentic. Grey has done her homework.”—January Magazine

“A lusciously detailed novel of Marie Antoinette’s rise to power and the decadent, extravagant lifestyles of 18th-century Versailles.”—Shelf Awareness

“This is historical fiction at its finest.”—A Library of My Own

“A fascinating ride and I’m looking forward to the next book.”—Endless Reading

“Well-researched and lovingly written with sparkling details–this new trilogy is not one to be missed by any lover of historical fiction or Marie Antoinette centered works. This book leaves you wanting more.”—Stiletto Storyline

Becoming Marie Antoinette is a well researched and interesting novel.  For me, it’s a fine example of what good historical fiction should be–it sticks to the facts and just uses the fiction genre to fill in emotions and conversations.”—Tiny Library

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