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ISBN: 9780316409650
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little Brown and Company - June 23rd, 2015

Two of my favorite queens in one book! Goldstone offers an alternate view of Catherine de' Medici, she's not so much the cunning stateswoman and scholar of Machiavelli but more a woman in over her head with her troublesome children and nobles.  Marguerite de Valois is also given a chance to shine for once, she's not just as the sexually scandalous woman she gets portrayed as normally but a woman with great, and hard earned, survival skills of her own.  Which she needed to survive the treacherous Valois court - it wasn't easy to come out alive in that family. Filled with high adventure, Rival Queens reads like a novel you won't be able to put it down.  - Wendy

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