The Rivals of Versailles: A Novel : Mistresses of Versailles

  • by Sally Christie
  • Narrated by Elizabeth Wiley
  • Series: Mistresses of Versailles
  • 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The year is 1745, and King Louis XV's bed is once again empty. Enter Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson, a beautiful girl from the middle classes. As a child, a fortune-teller had told young Jeanne's destiny: She would become the lover of a king and the most powerful woman in the land. Eventually connections, luck, and a little scheming pave her way to Versailles and into the king's arms.
All too soon, conniving politicians and hopeful beauties seek to replace the bourgeois interloper with a more suitable mistress. As Jeanne, now the Marquise de Pompadour, takes on her many rivals - including a lustful lady-in-waiting, a precocious 14-year-old prostitute, and even a cousin of the notorious Nesle sisters - she helps the king give himself over to a life of luxury and depravity. Around them war rages, discontent grows, and France inches ever closer to the Revolution.


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good historical fiction

I love historical fiction and learned a lot about Versailles listening to this book. Narration was well done.
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- Robin Johnson "gigligirl"

Kings chics

love this book!! So well written. and the reading of it was like a good movie!
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-05-2016
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio