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It had great characters, an interesting story, and loads of fascinating historical information.
It's been a long time since Sandra Gulland had a new book, and though her "Josephine" series is worth re-reading, it's wonderful to have something new from her.
Very seldom does a novelist combine such deep, rich characters who are as real as your neighbors with such a vividly drawn world.
Granted, I have a soft spot for historical fiction, and an even bigger one for French historical fiction, but I couldn't put this one down. Read morePublished 3 months ago by US Writer
Excellent book about Louise de la Valliere, Loius XIV's first mistress. Vivid in detail, it gives a wonderfull and full view of the Court and all its ettiquite: for example, a... Read morePublished 15 months ago by M. Low
I enjoyed Gulland's novels about Josephine Bonaparte very much. This book, though, is a big bore. The characters, even the heroine, are shadowy and dull. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
The book arrived early! It is in beautiful shape & I am very pleased with the book & the vendor!!!Published 18 months ago by Suzanne
I enjoyed reading about a royal mistress who wasn't and opportunist or gold digger. I felt very bad for her because Louis couldn't see how much she loved him. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Amazon Customer
I just love the Sun King and this was a very well written book about Louis and his loves. I love reading a book and learning a little from it. Sandra Gulland is a great author.Published 21 months ago by Kindle Customer
Mistress of the Sun is a novel about Louise de la Valliere, the first long term mistress of Louis XIV. Read morePublished on August 25, 2012 by Samantha Helle Sebens
Hats off to Sandra Gulland for her well researched novel. I must commend her for presenting a factual recounting of the events in reasonable detail however I found La Valliere to... Read morePublished on June 9, 2012 by Amazon Customer
I enjoyed "Mistress of the Sun" very much as a historical novel about a generally obscure member of the French royal court of the 1600's. Read morePublished on May 7, 2012 by Julianne