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That is what the novel felt like, a report of historical events compiled through journals and documented information.
I was really enjoying this vison of history and was deep into the story and then the last part of the book just got too confusing with too many people and plots.
I wish she had chosen to build up the characters (historical figures) in this story before she added so many details about the history of the period.
A story of the French Revolution told from the perspective of Marie Antoinette's lover Alex von Fersen. This story relates the tragic figure Marie Antoinette had become.Published 1 month ago by GroveRidge
I am shocked at the great reviews this book received. Frankly, it was almost boring. I can't believe it was written by someone who has been nominated for the Pulitzer prize. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Katy A
While I had taken a lot of history in college, I had gotten rusty on the French Revolution. Since I am planning a trip to France, I decided to read some well-researched historical... Read morePublished 8 months ago by mimi of many
This book provides a flat portrayal of a tunultuous time in history. For what was billed as a novel, there was minimal story provided to bring life to the people and events. Read morePublished 9 months ago by mgh
This novel is a fictionalized account of the love-affair between Marie Antoinette and Swedish aristocrat Count Axel Von Fersen, which began at a ball when they were both teenagers,... Read morePublished 13 months ago by meeah
I read this book because I like to read anything I can about Queen Marie Antoinette and her short life. This book was not my favorite. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Sarah K. Lembo
This is really a fascinating period, and it is unusual and clever to write from a royalist point-of-view. Read morePublished 18 months ago by AA
I couldn't finish it. I got 1/3 of the way into the book and quit. Slow and not well-written. Gratuitous sexual descriptions made it juvenile. Read morePublished 19 months ago by T.M.D.
Facinating historical novel with lots of unknown events. I now know the background of the interesting relationship and influence of France upon Sweden, the country of my... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Bill Wilke