Becoming Marie Antoinette
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... show more
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.Look for special features inside.Join the Circle for author chats and more.RandomHouseReadersCircle.com
Publish date: August 9th 2011
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 453
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, Coming Of Age
, European History
, 18th Century
, French Revolution
Series: Marie Antoinette (#1)
This was very well done. You see a child forced into an adult role while at least two nations watch the metamorphosis. Not sure who she can trust, since all her personal retainers, even her pug, Mops, are taken away from her, before she can even enter her new country. The one person she has to have ...
In Juliet Grey’s Becoming Marie Antoinette, it is easy for a reader to forget the tragic fate that awaits Marie and her husband. Under Ms. Grey’s skilled pen, she steps away from being the frivolous creature who worries more about the latest fashions than the people and becomes a person placed into ...
Becoming Maria Antoinette is book one of the Maria Antoinette Trilogy by Juliet Grey.This book follows the life of the young Maria Antonia Archduchess of Austria from the moment of her betrothal to the Dauphine of France when she was just ten years old to her first years in France previous to her hu...
I have to admit that I didn't really know all that much about Marie Antoinette other than what I was told in history classes about the French Revolution and the unfortunate end of Marie Antoinette and her husband. Even so, this book seemed very well researched and I enjoyed getting to know more abou...