Paperback: 480 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books (August 9, 2011)
This enthralling confection of a novel, the first in a new trilogy, follows the transformation of a coddled Austrian archduchess into the reckless, powerful, beautiful queen Marie Antoinette.
Why must it be me? I wondered. When I am so clearly inadequate to my destiny?
Raised alongside her numerous brothers and sisters by the formidable empress of Austria, ten-year-old Maria Antonia knew that her idyllic existence would one day be sacrificed to her mother’s political ambitions. What she never anticipated was that the day in question would come so soon.
Before she can journey from sunlit picnics with her sisters in Vienna to the glitter, glamour, and gossip of Versailles, Antonia must change everything about herself in order to be accepted as dauphine of France and the wife of the awkward teenage boy who will one day be Louis XVI. Yet nothing can prepare her for the ingenuity and influence it will take to become queen.
Filled with smart history, treacherous rivalries, lavish clothes, and sparkling jewels, Becoming Marie Antoinette will utterly captivate fiction and history lovers alike.
About Juliet Grey
Juliet Grey has extensively researched European royal history and is a particular devotee of Marie Antoinette. She and her husband divide their time between New York City and southern Vermont.
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Monday, August 1st: Diary of an Eccentric
Wednesday, August 3rd: Well Read Wife
Thursday, August 4th: Broken Teepee
Monday, August 8th: Coffee and a Book Chick
Tuesday, August 9th: The Maiden’s Court
Wednesday, August 10th: A Library of My Own
Thursday, August 11th: The Maiden’s Court – author interview
Thursday, August 11th: Stiletto Storytime
Monday, August 15th: In the Hammock
Tuesday, August 16th: Peeking Between the Pages
Wednesday, August 17th: Laura’s Reviews
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Monday, August 22nd: The Broke and the Bookish
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Wednesday, August 31st: So Many Precious Books, So Little Time
Wednesday, August 31st: Historical Tapestry