The French Mistress: A Novel of the Duchess of Portsmouth and King Charles II

The French Mistress: A Novel of the Duchess of Portsmouth and King Charles II

by Susan Holloway Scott
     
 

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From the author of The King's Favorite-a new novel based on a dazzling and decadent true story of Restoration England.

The daughter of a poor nobleman, Louise leaves the French countryside for the court of King Louis XIV, where she must not only please the tastes of the jaded king, but serve as a spy for France. With few friends, many rivals, and

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From the author of The King's Favorite-a new novel based on a dazzling and decadent true story of Restoration England.

The daughter of a poor nobleman, Louise leaves the French countryside for the court of King Louis XIV, where she must not only please the tastes of the jaded king, but serve as a spy for France. With few friends, many rivals, and ever-shifting loyalties, Louise learns the perils of her new role. Yet she is too ambitious to be a pawn in the intrigues of others. With the promise of riches, power, and even the love of a king, Louise creates her own destiny in a dance of intrigue between two monarchs-and two countries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451226945
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/07/2009
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
258,961
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Susan Holloway Scott, a graduate of Brown University, is the author of more than thirty historical novels and novellas.

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