Publication Date: December 1, 2015
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Formats: eBook, Hardcover
Genre: Historical Fiction
The wait is over. Sophie Perinot, author of The Sister Queens, has a new book available for pre-order! Medicis Daughter travels forward three-hundred years from Perinot’s last novel to the intrigue-riven French court of Charles IX, spinning the tale of beautiful princess Marguerite who walks the knife’s edge between the demands of her serpentine mother, Catherine de Medicis, and those of her own conscience. This is a coming-of-age story that will remind audiences that, when it comes to the 16th century, the Valois are even sexier than the Tudors—and just as treacherous.
I am beyond excited to get my hands on Sophie Perinot’s newest novel Médicis Daughter: A Novel of Marguerite de Valois which releases on December 1, 2015 and just look at the beautiful cover! Sophie’s first novel The Sister Queens (my review) was a favorite for me as well as her contribution to Day of Fire (my review) which was an amazing novel by several very talented authors including Sophie. She is one of my favorite historical fiction writers so of course it should come as no great surprise that I’d love to spread the word that her newest novel Médicis Daughter: A Novel of Marguerite de Valoisin is now available for pre-order! Read on…
About Médicis Daughter: A Novel of Marguerite de Valois
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.
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Praise for Médicis Daughter: A Novel of Marguerite de Valois
“This is Renaissance France meets Game of Thrones: dark, sumptuous historical fiction that coils religious strife, court intrigue, passionate love, family hatred, and betrayed innocence like a nest of poisonous snakes. Beautiful Princess Margot acts as our guide to the heart of her violent family, as she blossoms from naive court pawn to woman of conscience and renown. A highly recommended coming-of-age tale where the princess learns to slay her own dragons!” –Kate Quinn, Bestselling author of LADY OF THE ETERNAL CITY
“The riveting story of a 16th century French princess caught in the throes of royal intrigue and religious war. From the arms of the charismatic Duke of Guise to the blood-soaked streets of Paris, Princess Marguerite runs a dangerous gauntlet, taking the reader with her. An absolutely gripping read!” –Michelle Moran, bestselling author of THE REBEL QUEEN
“Rising above the chorus of historical drama is Perinot’s epic tale of the fascinating, lascivious, ruthless House of Valois, as told through the eyes of the complicated and intelligent Princess Marguerite. Burdened by her unscrupulous family and desperate for meaningful relationships, Margot is forced to navigate her own path in sixteenth century France. Amid wars of nation and heart, Médicis Daughter brilliantly demonstrates how one unique woman beats staggering odds to find the strength and power that is her birthright.” –Erika Robuck, bestselling author of HEMINGWAY’S GIRL
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About the Author
SOPHIE PERINOT is the author of The Sister Queens and one of six contributing authors of A Day of Fire: A Novel of Pompeii. A former attorney, Perinot is now a full-time writer. She lives in Great Falls, Virginia with her three children, three cats, one dog and one husband.
An active member of the Historical Novel Society, Sophie has attended all of the group’s North American Conferences and served as a panelist multiple times. Find her among the literary twitterati as @Lit_gal or on facebook at www.facebook.com/sophie.perinot.author.
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Betty Strohecker says
Great review! I am so excited to hear about this book and this author. How did I not know about her? And she’s from my state of Virginia! I read Diane Haeger’s Courtesan which is mainly about Diane de Poitiers and Henri, but those Valois, especially Francis, could be treacherous. Once Catherine got in control after Henri’s death, she was quite a force. Thanks for the review.
Betty, she’s a wonderful writer. I’m really looking forward to this book of hers.
This sounds really good, Dar! I’ll watch for it.
Mary, it does sound good and I know it will be. She puts a lot of research into her novels and she’s such a talented author. So looking forward to it!
Laura's Reviews says
Great review – this sounds wonderful. I was just looking at The Sister Queens earlier today. It’s still on my TBR pile and I really need to read it!
Laura, I really enjoyed The Sister Queens. I hope you get to read it soon!