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Anne and Louis: Passion and Politics in Early Renaissance France: The First Years of Anne of Brittany's Marriage to Louis XII

(Anne of Brittany #2)

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Winner, General Fiction, 2018 Publishers Weekly Booklife Prize

"Sharp and engaging. Takes readers on a memorable adventure to the French Renaissance."—Publishers Weekly

"A dramatically engrossing and historically searching tale about a powerful duchess.”—Kirkus Reviews


"A masterpiece that paints an extraordinary vision of its times. Satisfying, educational, and hard to put d
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Kindle Edition, 312 pages
Published November 29th 2018 by Renaissance Editions

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James Martin
May 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
My Review of “Anne and Louis”

“Anne and Louis,” written by Rozsa Gaston, plays out as an intelligent treatment of the lives of Louis XII of France and Anne of Brittany, with an emphasis on the latter.

Anne had been betrothed a number of times, but her two actual marriages brought her to the throne of France—both times. How that occurred is nicely told. One marriage proves much happier than the other. Was it the first to Charles VIII or the second, to Louis XII?

Anne’s court features an array of cha
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Donna Ford
Gaston Retrieves the Passion and Politics of the 1500s
Four hundred years before women in America won the right to vote and serve in government, a young girl in the duchy of Brittany began an illustrious 26-year career in the politics of eastern Europe. Anne of Brittany won the hearts and respect of two French kings. Gaston’s book two in the Anne of Brittany series will not disappoint her Romance readership. Even while providing historical details, the author continues this amorous tale of life i
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InD'tale Magazine
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A gripping novel about a larger than life queen, “Anne and Louis” is a smartly written read filled with both passion and wit.

Read full review in the 2018 holiday issue of InD'tale Magazine.
Hebby Roman
Jan 22, 2019 rated it liked it
I was expecting more from this book, as it was based on historical events and persons. Writing was stiff and formal, lots of repetition and reciting of historical facts. Not really a historical book, nor truly a fictional one, as emotions were dubious from protagonists.
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ROZSA GASTON writes playful books on serious matters. Women getting what they want out of life is one of them.

GASTON studied European history at Yale, and then received her master's degree in international affairs from Columbia. She lives in Bronxville, NY with her family. Visit her at www.rozsagaston.com.

Her motto? Stay playful.

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