Monday, 22 September 2014

Giveaway: Before Versailles - Karleen Koen


Today I have a joint giveaway with Carole , so just go ahead and enter :) Open to everyone on the planet!

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Blurb:
Louis XIV is one of the best-known monarchs ever to grace the French throne. But what was he like as a young man—the man before Versailles?

After the death of his prime minister, Cardinal Mazarin, twenty-two-year-old Louis steps into governing France. He’s still a young man, but one who, as king, willfully takes everything he can get—including his brother’s wife. As the love affair between Louis and Princess Henriette burns, it sets the kingdom on the road toward unmistakable scandal and conflict with the Vatican. Every woman wants him. He must face what he is willing to sacrifice for love.

But there are other problems lurking outside the chateau of Fontainebleau: a boy in an iron mask has been seen in the woods, and the king’s finance minister, Nicolas Fouquet, has proven to be more powerful than Louis ever thought—a man who could make a great ally or become a dangerous foe . . .

Meticulously researched and vividly brought to life by the gorgeous prose of Karleen Koen, Before Versailles dares to explore the forces that shaped an iconic king and determined the fate of an empire.

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I have actually reviewed the book twice, yes I forgot I had read it...it happens ;)

Review 2

Carole has also reviewed it ;)


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25 comments:

  1. LOL! I've come so close to the double-review...

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  2. How funny, you review it twice! LOL
    Thank you for the giveaway. :)

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    1. I know, I started reading and went all...I have read this before. But I had to review it so I finished and thought, next time, I check!

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  3. This novel would be enjoyable and sounds captivating. Thanks for this giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. Thanks for making it open to all.

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  5. LOL! I have done that. Too many books.. but that is a good thing. :)

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  6. Must be pretty good if you read it twice! The cover gives me the creeps, but still the story sounds interesting.

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  7. I love that you reviewed the book twice! Yep, I still need to pick up more French historical fiction.

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  8. How can you forget about reading a certain book? O.o You keep surprising me.

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    1. I read too much ;) And it had another cover, and I am horrid with names

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  9. lol about reading and reviewing it twice! You are a reading machine. I read this one a while ago.

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    1. At least it was in different years ;)

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  10. I've actually really gotten into this time period lately. I'd love to try this one out.

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  11. LOL that is too funny it got double reviewed.

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  12. It sounds like a very interesting book. I love the history. Thanks for having the giveaway.

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  13. *snort* I've done that before! Sometimes it's hard to remember all the books you've read:)

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  14. You didn't notice while you were reading it that you already read it haha?

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  15. OMG two reviews! Hilarious! I've almost done that too. :-)

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