Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Médicis Daughter: A Novel of Marguerite de Valois by Sophie Perinot

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill  at  Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.   

 This week I am waiting for:
 
 
Hardcover, 384 pages
Expected publication: December 1st 2015 by Thomas Dunne Books 
(this lucky reader is thrilled that a review copy arrived in my mailbox this week)
 
 
Winter, 1564. Beautiful young Princess Margot is summoned to the court of France, where nothing is what it seems and a wrong word can lead to ruin. Known across Europe as Madame la Serpente, Margot’s intimidating mother, Queen Catherine de Médicis, is a powerful force in a country devastated by religious war. Among the crafty nobility of the royal court, Margot learns the intriguing and unspoken rules she must live by to please her poisonous family.

Eager to be an obedient daughter, Margot accepts her role as a marriage pawn, even as she is charmed by the powerful, charismatic Duc de Guise. Though Margot's heart belongs to Guise, her hand will be offered to Henri of Navarre, a Huguenot leader and a notorious heretic looking to seal a tenuous truce. But the promised peace is a mirage: her mother's schemes are endless, and her brothers plot vengeance in the streets of Paris. When Margot's wedding devolves into the bloodshed of the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre, she will be forced to choose between her family and her soul.

Médicis Daughter is historical fiction at its finest, weaving a unique coming-of-age story and a forbidden love with one of the most dramatic and violent events in French history.
 
What are you waiting for?

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for featuring Medicis Daughter. It is good to know that someone other than my Mother is waiting fo rit!

    I am waiting for "America's First Daughter" a novel about Patsy Jefferson by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie that comes out the month after my next book.

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    1. Oh I am waiting for that one too! Stephanie Dray is a favorite of mine, Laura is new to me and I love that too.

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  2. This looks and sounds really good! Oh boy, my TBR pile is ready to topple over - LOL.
    I am definitely going to read this one!

    My Wow

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  3. Ooo....this one looks really good! Adding it to my list!

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