This enthralling confection of a novel, the first in a new trilogy, follows the transformation of a coddled Austrian archduchess into the reckless, powerful, beautiful queen Marie Antoinette. Why must it be me? I wondered. When I am so clearly inadequate to my destiny? Raised alongside... read more
“But the whole world knows that the empress of Austria does not mince her opinions or curb her tongue.”
“Others wage war; you, happy Austria, marry.”
sugar, so it’s a little bit sweet—like a cake.” I frowned, furrowing my brow. “Well it’s a silly thing to say, then. ‘Let them eat cake.’ She should have gone out among the people and fed them. It’s what I would have done.”Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
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