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:

Carole Rae said...

:3

Unknown said...

Good Luck everyone :)

Mary @ BookSwarm said...

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

BookaholicCat said...

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

traveler said...

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

Mystica said...

Thanks for making it open to all.

Blodeuedd said...

Then you know ;)

Blodeuedd said...

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!

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

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

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings said...

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

Book of Secrets said...

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

Lola said...

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

The Bookworm said...

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

Ouran_Otaku said...

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

Anna (herding cats-burning soup) said...

LOL that is too funny it got double reviewed.

Blodeuedd said...

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

Melliane said...

oh that's nice! French story!

Anita Yancey said...

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

Jenny said...

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

Blodeuedd said...

;)

Blodeuedd said...

At least it was in different years ;)

Blodeuedd said...

Wohoo! Not alone ;)

Anonymous said...

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

Unknown said...

2x +1... that good eh

Unknown said...

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

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