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The Rivals of Versailles

The Rivals of Versailles

(historical fiction)

 Release date: April 5, 2016
at Atria Books/Simon & Schuster

448  pages

ISBN: 978-1501102998

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SYNOPSIS

In this scandalous follow-up to Sally Christie’s clever and absorbing debut, we meet none other than the Marquise de Pompadour, one of the greatest beauties of her generation and the first bourgeois mistress ever to grace the hallowed halls of Versailles. The year is 1745. Marie-Anne, the youngest of the infamous Nesle sisters and King Louis XV’s most beloved mistress, is gone, making room for the next Royal Favorite.

Enter Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson, a stunningly beautiful girl from the middle classes. Fifteen years prior, a fortune teller had mapped out young Jeanne’s destiny: she would become the lover of a king and the most powerful woman in the land. Eventually connections, luck, and a little scheming pave her way to Versailles and into the King’s arms.

All too soon, conniving politicians and hopeful beauties seek to replace the bourgeois interloper with a more suitable mistress. As Jeanne, now the Marquise de Pompadour, takes on her many rivals—including a lustful lady-in-waiting; a precocious fourteen-year-old prostitute, and even a cousin of the notorious Nesle sisters—she helps the king give himself over to a life of luxury and depravity. Around them, war rages, discontent grows, and France inches ever closer to the Revolution.

Enigmatic beauty, social climber, actress, trendsetter, patron of the arts, spendthrift, whoremonger, friend, lover, foe. History books may say many things about the famous Marquise de Pompadour, but one thing is clear: for almost twenty years, she ruled France and the King’s heart.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Sisters of Versailles - Sally Christie 

Sally Christie
is the author of The Sisters 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.

Learn more about the sisters and the mistresses in the Versailles trilogy on her website
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VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR SCHEDULE

Tuesday, April 5
Review + Giveaway Interview at American Girls Art Club in Paris

Wednesday, April 6
Review + Excerpt + Giveaway at The Reading Queen

Thursday, April 7
Review + Giveaway at An Accidental Blog

Friday, April 8
Review + Guest-Post + Giveaway at A Holland Reads

Sunday, April 10
Review at The Victorian Librarian

Monday, April 11
Review + Giveaway at Book Nerd

Tuesday, April 12
Review at Bookramblings

Review + Giveaway at LibriAmoriMiei

Wednesday, April 13
Review + Excerpt + Giveaway at Impressions In Ink

Thursday, April 14
Review + Giveaway at Words And Peace

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