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Anne of Brittany #2

Anne and Louis: Passion and Politics in Early Renaissance France

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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 down.”—Midwest Book Review


Anne, Duchess of Brittany, is the love of King Louis XII of France’s life. Too bad he’s already married. While his annulment proceedings create Europe’s most sensational scandal of 1498, Anne returns to Brittany to take back control of her duchy that her late husband, Charles VIII, King of France, had wrested from her.

At age twenty-one, Anne is sovereign ruler of Brittany as well as Europe’s most wealthy widow. But can she maintain Brittany’s independence from France if she accepts Louis’ offer to make her Queen of France once more?

With Italian arrivals to the French court from Cesare Borgia to Niccolò Machiavelli, Anne and Louis’ story unfolds as the feudal era gives way to the dawn of the Renaissance. Their love for each other tested by conflicting duties to their respective countries, the two rulers struggle to navigate a collision course that will reshape the map of sixteenth-century Europe.

Book Two of the Anne of Brittany Series, the gripping tale of the only woman in history to be twice crowned queen of France. To begin your discovery of Anne of Brittany, read Anne and Charles, Book One.

312 pages, Kindle Edition

Published November 29, 2018

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Rozsa Gaston

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ROZSA GASTON writes books on women who reach for what they want out of life. Her focus is on 16th century European female rulers.

GASTON studied 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? History matters.

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