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WIFE TO A MARQUIS, MISTRESS TO A KING

Abused by her brutal husband, lovely Athenais de Montespan yearned for the love of the one man in all France who seemed completely beyond her reach - handsome, sensual Louis XIV. As Maid of Honor to Queen Marie-Therese, Athenais was constantly in Louis' presence, and at last she won his heart.

Surrounded by ever luxury, envied by every
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Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 1st 1990 by Leisure Books (first published 1980)
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``Laurie
Dec 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Read this one several years ago and thought it was one of the superior bodice rippers. The story of Athenais and Louis XlV brought alive and fun to read.
Andrea Guy
Mar 11, 2010 rated it really liked it
Mistress Of The Sun King is a fictional biography of Athenais de Montespan the second mistress of King Louis XVI of France. The story starts with Athenais' move to the court of France and then skips to her marriage and subsequent affair with King Louis XIV. Not much of her life is detailed in those first areas, until she starts to be noticed by the king.

This novel is definitely a very romanticized telling of Athenais' rise to be 2nd in power in France, but this was writen as a love story, which
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