Page turner. Nice historical fiction. An even better "diary" account of Marie Antoinette is "The Queen's Confession" by Victoria Holt. Erickson's version is a lighter read, and casts a very sympathetic hue on MA and her tragic life.
This book was a joy to read and easy to understand even if you are not up on all of your historical facts. I was surprised to see how much of the book was really true. Very few of the details were fictional. A quick read and very interesting.
I loved this book. I'm a fan of historical fiction, and this book satisfied; I felt as though I learned something about Marie Antoinette and life in France during that time AND I was completely caught up in a very engaging story!
An excellent book! Fans of historical fiction won't want to miss this it. I hope Carolly Erickson is working on the next one.
I have never read a historical fiction before, but I really enjoyed this. I liked the diary-written format and enjoyed my daily lunch break reading. I may even look for the recommended book "Diary and Correspondence of Count Axel Fersen."