Mistress of the Revolution Author:Catherine Delors A singular new voice in historical fiction. A time of decadence in a country embroiled in revolution. An unforgettably high-spirited heroine. — Set in opulent, decadent, turbulent revolutionary France, Mistress of the Revolution is the story of Gabrielle de Montserrat. An impoverished noblewoman blessed with fiery red hair and a mischievous demea... more »nor, Gabrielle is only fifteen when she meets her true love, a commoner named Pierre-Andre Coffinhal. But her brother forbids their union, choosing for her instead an aging, wealthy baron.
Widowed and a mother while still a teen, Gabrielle arrives at the court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette in time to be swept up in the emerging cataclysm. As a new order rises, Gabrielle finds her own lovely neck on the chopping blockand who should be selected to sit on the Revolutionary Tribunal but her first love, Pierre-Andre....
Replete with historical detail, complex and realistic characters (several of whom actually existed), and a heroine who demands -- and rewards -- attention, Mistress of the Revolution is an unforgettable debut.
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Very good book about the French Revolution. You really got to know Belle and why she did the things she did. Only thing I didn't care for was towards the end the writing tended to get sloppy (IMO) and I felt she could have wrapped it up better. All that said though I will definately read another Catherine Delors book in the future.