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Blog Tour: The Enemies of Versailles by Sally Christie

02_the-enemies-of-versaillesThe Enemies of Versailles by Sally Christie

Publication Date: March 21, 2017
Atria Books
eBook & Paperback; 416 Pages

Genre: Historical Fiction
Series: The Mistresses of Versailles, Book Three
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Synopsis: In the final installment of Sally Christie’s “tantalizing” (New York Daily News) Mistresses of Versailles trilogy, Jeanne Becu, a woman of astounding beauty but humble birth, works her way from the grimy back streets of Paris to the palace of Versailles, where the aging King Louis XV has become a jaded and bitter old philanderer. Jeanne bursts into his life and, as the Comtesse du Barry, quickly becomes his official mistress.

     “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 young dauphiness 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.


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Praise for The Sisters of Versailles


“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)

“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 )

“Tantalizing descriptions and cliff-hangers will leave the reader rapidly turning the pages in anticipation… A wickedly delightful read.” (New York Daily News)


About the Author


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     Sally Christie is the author of The Sisters of Versailles and The Rivals of Versailles. She was born in England and grew up around the world, attending eight schools in three different languages. She spent most of her career working in international development and currently lives in Toronto. 

     Visit SallyChristieAuthor.com to find out more about Sally and the Mistresses of Versailles trilogy. 

     You can also find her on Facebook, Goodreads, and Amazon.


Blog Tour Schedule


Wednesday, March 15 
Review at Historical Fiction Obsession 
Interview at T's Stuff 

Thursday, March 16 
Review at Leeanna.me 
Review at The Lit Bitch 

Friday, March 17 
Review at To Read, Or Not to Read 
Spotlight at History From a Woman's Perspective 
Spotlight at What Is That Book About 

Saturday, March 18 
Review at Jorie Loves a Story 
Spotlight at Books, Dreams, Life 

Sunday, March 19 
Spotlight at Passages to the Past 

Monday, March 20 
Review at A Chick Who Reads 

Tuesday, March 21 
Review at Book Lovers Paradise 

Wednesday, March 22 
Review at First Impressions Reviews 
Review at Oh, for the Hook of a Book! 

Thursday, March 23 
Review at Broken Teepee 

Friday, March 24 
Review at Ageless Pages Reviews

Sunday, March 26 
Review at The Gadoury Dreamer 
Review & Interview at Clarissa Reads It All 

Monday, March 27 
Review at The Reading Queen 

Tuesday, March 28 
Review at Book Nerd 
Review at Luxury Reading 
Review at Svetlana's Reads and Views  

Wednesday, March 29 
Review at Impressions in Ink 
Review at A Bookaholic Swede 

Thursday, March 30 
Review at Curling up by the Fire 

Friday, March 31 
Review at Bookramblings 
Review at CelticLady's Reviews


Giveaway


     Five copies of The Enemies of Versailles are up for grabs during the blog tour! To enter, please see the Gleam form below.

Rules

– Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST on March 31st. You must be 18 or older to enter.
– Giveaway is open to residents in the US only.
– Only one entry per household.
– All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspect of fraud is decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion.
– Winner has 48 hours to claim prize or new winner is chosen.

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