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A beastly bourgeoise was one thing; a common prostitute quite another kettle of fish.
Marquise de Pompadour may have ruffled feathers at the French Court, but King Louis XV's next mistress is a whole other story. Born with extraordinary beauty but meager means, young Jeanne Becu got by the only way she could: by becoming a courtesan. With her enterprising and willful spirit, she quickly makes her way from the grimy streets of Paris into the midst of the highest echelons of the luxurious 18th century court at Versailles.

Soon, Jeanne, now the Comtesse du Barry, has done more than catch the eye of the philandering King Louis XV--he is completely smitten and insisting she move into the palace as his official mistress. The King's daughters, aghast at his lustful ways which will see no reason, become avowed enemies of the lowborn Comtesse, and they aren't the only ones. But as classes clash and tensions rise, France is on the brink of revolution, and a prostitute in the palace will soon be the least of the nobilities' concerns.

Told in Christie’s witty and modern style, the final book in the Mistresses of Versailles trilogy will delight and entrance fans as it once again brings to life the world of 18th century Versailles in all its pride, pestilence and glory.
Atria| ISBN: 9781501103025| On sale: March 21, 2017 | 416 pages | $16.00
eBook: Atria | ISBN: 9781501103049| On sale: March 21, 2017 | 416 pages | $9.99


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Once again we are swept away into the past in Sally Christie final book in her Mistresses of Versailles.  We are shown life of Louis XV and his daughters as well as his mistress.  In a world that people vie for power in court and out.

We are shown the rise of a young Jeanne who becomes a prostitute and then the Comtesse du Barry as she becomes the aging mistress to the jaded King.  She brings light into his world.

The princesses are not happy with the King behavior after suffering having had one of their father’s previous living and dying in their home.  Adelaide finds herself disliking the new mistress as she tries to look out for her father and be the dutiful daughter.  We watch take on the role to save their family.

We are swept into their world where no one trust anyone and power is everything. 

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