Jun 02, 11
Read in May, 2011
This was a "perchance" book I found at my local Goodwill Store. It is a poignant story during the reign of King Louis XIV. A peasant women determined to present her daughter, Margerite, to the king's court. Being successful, we get to peek at the life at court and romance that developes within the court of the King. The rich details of the court and their lifestyles, dress, and the royal scandals is riveting. I resarche Rosalind Laker and discovered she wrote more historical "romances' but not the cheesy, harlequin stories. Her inter-twinning fiction and real history is a fancinating read. I recommend her to any historical fiction fan. The scandal of King Lois's court will amaze you-he has more bastard children than legal heirs. Rosalind Laker is a master at her story telling of days gone by, to enchant me such as she did, I can't wait to read her other novels.