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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

New Book Alert - Becoming Marie Antoinette by Juliet Grey

It has been quite awhile since I have done a new book alert feature - mostly because I have just been posting so many other things and many other blogs do a great job of posting upcoming releases.  But this one caught my eye (the cover is beautiful) and I hadn't seen it around too much, so I thought I would share it with you all.
Becoming Marie Antoinette by Juliet Grey
Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Random House
ISBN: 978-0-345-52386-0
August 9, 2011

Book blurb:

This enthralling confection of a novel, the first in a new trilogy, follows the transformation of a coddled Austrian archduchess into the reckless, powerful, beautiful queen Marie Antoinette.

Why must it be me? I wondered. When I am so clearly inadequate to my destiny?

Raised alongside her numerous brothers and sisters by the formidable empress of Austria, ten-year-old Maria Antonia knew that her idyllic existence would one day be sacrificed to her mother’s political ambitions. What she never anticipated was that the day in question would come so soon.

Before she can journey from sunlit picnics with her sisters in Vienna to the glitter, glamour, and gossip of Versailles, Antonia must change everything about herself in order to be accepted as dauphine of France and the wife of the awkward teenage boy who will one day be Louis XVI. Yet nothing can prepare her for the ingenuity and influence it will take to become queen.
Filled with smart history, treacherous rivalries, lavish clothes, and sparkling jewels, Becoming Marie Antoinette will utterly captivate fiction and history lovers alike.

Can't wait to check out this book! Isn't the cover gorgeous?

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  1. Oh yes this one caught my eye too! I hope it shows up on my doorstep!

  2. I cannot wait to read it! It's been too long since I've read a novel on Marie Antoinette!

  3. Marie, Arleigh, Coffee and a Book Chick - I can't wait to read this one either.


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