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Marianne (Marianne #1)

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Her parents guillotined during The Terror for their loyalty to Marie Antoinette, Marianne d’Asselnat is whisked out of France by her godfather Gauthier de Chazay and taken to live with her maternal Aunt Ellis at Selton Hall in England. Ellis adores the infant on site and raises her as her own. On the brink of womanhood at seventeen, her aunt’s dying wish is for Marianne to ...more
436 pages
Published November 1969 (first published January 1st 1969)
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Aug 14, 2010 Misfit rated it really liked it
What. A. Ride. I'm ready to start book two. Full review here,
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I enjoyed this book - 3.5 stars. I was not a fan at all of Benzoni's series Catherine, and never would have read this book if it wasn't recommended to me by my GR friend Mary (thank you Mary!). I will read book 2. I'm confounded as to why books at this time (1940-60) of French origin (like one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE series 'Angelique') have the most ridiculous and (I hate this word but it fits) cheesy covers. Don't let that put you off. It's nothing monumental but it's a good book and an easy ...more
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Sympathique romance sous l'Empire, qui ne manque pas de rebondissements. Un peu trop romancé à mon goût.
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Mon tout premier Benzoni, çà ne s'oublie jamais.
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Époque napoléonienne. Histoire nulle.
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Juliette Benzoni was a French author with a huge backlist of historical novels. She started by being a journalist till she was offered the opportunity to write a series of books to rival the Angelique series which had a huge success in the 1960s.

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