BOOK REVIEW–BONNIE READS AND WRITES
Giselle is a wardrobe assistant in the palace in Versailles attending the glamorous but troubled Marie Antoinette. This book follows the last few years of Marie Antoinette’s life and the events leading up to her death. Through Giselle and her beau Leon, we see the politics and violence as the French Revolution begins. As much as she believes in more rights for the people, Giselle also feels empathy for the Royal Family. Will those conflicting sympathies place her in danger?
The first half of this book moved a little slowly for me as I struggled to connect with the main character, Giselle. At the same time the description of Marie Antoinette as she tried to cope with the escalating events was fascinating. About halfway through the book, the story picked up and I finally became interested in Giselle and Leon as well. The second half of the book was filled with danger, intrigue, and romance as events escalated and Giselle’s two worlds collided. The book ended with the possibility of a sequel, because Giselle’s adventure is still continuing. Despite the slow start, I would give this three and a half stars, rounded up to four.
I received a free copy of this book from Bookouture via Netgalley . My review is voluntary.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Meghan Masterson graduated from the University of Calgary with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Communications Studies, and has worked several unrelated jobs while writing on the side. When not writing, Meghan can often be found reading at all hours (even at breakfast), practicing archery and roaming through the woods with her dog.
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