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Author: Diane Haeger
Amid the disapproving gossip of the Court, a royal romance defies all obstacles. — The Court of Fran?ois I is full of lust, intrigue, and bawdy bon temps-a different world from the quiet country life Diane de Poitiers led with her elderly husband. Now a widow, the elegant Diane is called back to Court, where the King's obvious interest marks her ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781400051748
ISBN-10: 1400051746
Pages: 304
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 37 ratings
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Courtesan on + 25 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
The story and historical information were interesting, but the writing style was weak (overblown prose) and got on my nerves after a while. Still, I finished it and enjoyed it
XnO avatar reviewed Courtesan on + 85 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I own over 2000 books and this is one of my favorites...very detailed historical romance. I love a story that takes a bit of hisory and weaves romance into a wonderful tale of usual lovers. A great read.
babbs2you avatar reviewed Courtesan on + 37 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Very good read. I enjoyed the entire book. Most stories told about Diane de Poitiers show her as something of a power seeking cougar. This book shows the great love she bears for Henri and the hard decisions she had to make between following her heart and doing what was expected of her by society. I especially enjoyed the way the book showed the relationship between Catherine de Medici and Henri and Diane. The author did a wonderful job of showing the intertwining of these three's lives. I loved the book and could hardly put it down.
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christieanne avatar reviewed Courtesan on + 4 more book reviews
I enjoyed this book immensely. I love reading books about historical figures and events but sometimes the books are a little to hard to read for me. This one is of course fiction but still very informational. I would recommend it to anyone who likes to read both fiction and non fiction.


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