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“I love Sandra Gulland! I was so excited to finally get my hands on her new book. I've been waiting for it since I first read the Josephine B Trilogy. I read this book in a few days. I couldn't put it down. Instantly the main character Petite was a favorite. The detailed descriptions of the...”see full review » see other reviews »
“Flat in some parts, worth reading in others. One dimensional at times, budding intrigue in the next.
It was hit or miss from page to page for me; I wish it was more in depth. Gulland said in her "Author's Note" that she wanted to keep it light intentionally so she rolled numerous real people into ficticious characters. I think her main character, Petite (Louise), loses personality.”
“This book is about real historical people and events that took place in the 17th century France .. however the content of story is fiction... Author makes note of this at the end of the book.
I very much enjoyed this book .. The main character Louise de la Vallie're / Petite.. as young girl and in her later years had a free spirit.. finding it difficult to conform to exceptions of society at this time for girls & women such as spending her free time working on stitching embroidery..
She preferred to be outside in nature ridding a horse..and had a love of books ..
She experimented with Bone Magic ..
She went thought many different roles in her life..and in her falling in love with the King Louis XIV.. Becoming his mistress.. she got caught up in a much more complicated world .. Many circumstances of grey area's in her life..
I also found this book educational as to what life was like in 17th century France
Things I didn't know before reading this book ..
I plan to read this book again..and ck out other books by this Author”
“Not as good as the Josephine B trilogy, but still astounding in its writing style. The beginning part of the book was interesting and exciting, but I found the plot became dull as the end neared (maybe because it was such a miserable ending for the main character in history itself). Also, such strong focus on supernatural things such as the Devil's work and Satanism was not really a page-flipper for me. Nontheless, it was an enjoyable read.”Daisy C wrote this review Wednesday, July 20, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“good”Peggy D wrote this review Monday, July 18, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book tells the story of "Petite", Louise de la Valliere, the mistress of the Sun King, Louis XIV. While it was entertaining, it wasn't quite up to what I expect of Sandra Gulland. Of course, trying to beat her "The Josephine B. Trilogy" would take something. Still, this book held my interest. If you're into French history, it may hold yours,too.”Lynnda wrote this review Monday, March 28, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“not as good at the Josephine series.”Louise S wrote this review Monday, January 10, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Was just "okay." I read this because it is by the same author as the Napoleon series which I enjoyed. Not so much for this one.”Deni wrote this review Sunday, October 3, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Could not wait to read more from her as the Napoleon Trilogy was wonderful!! This - eh.”KRISTIN S wrote this review Wednesday, May 12, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I've never been much of a fan of French history, but I really liked this book. It's kind of a slow read, but looking back, it finished quickly.”Maria wrote this review Sunday, April 25, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No