Courting the Sun: A Novel of Versailles

Courting the Sun: A Novel of Versailles

by Peggy Joque Williams
Courting the Sun: A Novel of Versailles

Courting the Sun: A Novel of Versailles

by Peggy Joque Williams


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"A rich journey through 17th century France in all its aspects-its bucolic countryside, the still-unmatched splendor of the court of Louis XIV, and the struggling French colony in Canada." -Margaret George, New York Times bestselling author of Elizabeth I, The Autobiography of Henry VIII & The Memoirs of Cleopatra

France, 1670. On her sixteenth birthday, Sylvienne d'Aubert thinks her dream has come true. She holds in her hands an invitation from King Louis XIV to attend his royal court. However, her mother harbors a longtime secret she's kept from both her daughter and the monarch, a secret that could upend Sylvienne's life.

In Paris, Sylvienne is quickly swept up in the romance, opulence, and excitement of royal life. Assigned to serve King Louis's favorite mistress, she is absorbed into the monarch's most intimate circle. But the naïve country girl soon finds herself ill-prepared for the world of intrigue, illicit affairs, and power-mongering that takes place behind the shiny façade of Versailles.

This debut historical novel from Peggy Joque Williams captures the vibrancy and quandaries of 17th century life for a village girl seeking love and excitement during the dangerous reign of the Sun King.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781685134129
Publisher: Black Rose Writing
Publication date: 05/09/2024
Pages: 390
Sales rank: 293,963
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.87(d)

About the Author

Peggy Joque Williams is the co-author of two mystery novels under the pen name M. J. Williams, On the Road to Death's Door and On the Road to Where the Bells Toll. She is a recently retired elementary school teacher as well as a freelance writer and editor. An avid genealogist, she has traced her family tree back through French-speaking Canada to France of the 16th and 17th centuries. Courting the Sun: A Novel of Versailles is her debut solo novel. Peggy lives with her family in Madison, Wisconsin.Visit the author at
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