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The Enemies of Versailles: release day today

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The Enemies of Versailles

(historical fiction)

 Release date: March 21, 2017
at Atria Books/Simon & Schuster

416  pages

ISBN: 978-1501103025

Website | Goodreads

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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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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Sisters of Versailles - Sally Christie 

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.

Learn more her Versailles trilogy on her website
Become a fan to hear about her next novels!

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Sally Christie on Tour: The Enemies of Versailles

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After
sisters of versailles and The Rivals of Versailles

Sally Christie

on  Tour

March 20-31

with

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The Enemies of Versailles

(historical fiction)

 Release date: March 21, 2017
at Atria Books/Simon & Schuster

416  pages

ISBN: 978-1501103025

Website | Goodreads

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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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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Sisters of Versailles - Sally Christie 

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.

Learn more her Versailles trilogy on her website
Become a fan to hear about her next novels!

Visit her Facebook Page

Check her Pinterest page

Follow Simon & Schuster on Twitter and Facebook

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VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR SCHEDULE

Monday, March 20
Spotlight  + Guest-post + Giveaway at Bibliojunkies

 

Tuesday, March 21
Spotlight  + Guest-post + Giveaway at A Holland Reads

 

Wednesday, March 22
Review + Excerpt + Giveaway at I am, Indeed

 

Spotlight  + Giveaway at A Bookaholic Swede

 

Thursday, March 23
Review + Giveaway at Words And Peace

 

Monday, March 27
Review at Svetlana’s Reads and Views

 

Tuesday, March 28
Review + Excerpt + Giveaway at
Musings of a writer and unabashed francophile

 

Thursday, March 30
Spotlight + Giveaway at Libri Amori Miei

 

Thursday, March 30
Review + Giveaway at Just One More Chapter

 

Friday, March 31
Spotlight + Excerpt + Giveaway at Book Nerd

 

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The Rivals of Versailles: incentive winners

INCENTIVE PROGRAM WINNER

NB: this is the last incentive winner based both on the work of the blogger and random!
Come back tomorrow to learn more about our new incentive program, rewarding each blogger for their work, no more random win!

From the book bloggers who posted about

The Rivals of Versailles

Random.org chose the winner:

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Among the links received from these bloggers
in this order:

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Christina will receive a $15 gift card of her choice!

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The Rivals of Versailles

(historical fiction)

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

448  pages

ISBN: 978-1501102998

Website | Goodreads

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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
Become a fan to hear about her next novels!

Visit her Facebook Page

Check her Pinterest page

Follow Simon & Schuster on Twitter and Facebook

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