Review from Judith: Mistress of the Sun, by Sandra Gulland

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Mistress of the Sun by Sandra Gulland, hc $29.95
Mistress of the Sun by Sandra Gulland, hc $29.95

After the success of her Josephine B. Trilogy, it’s not surprising that Gulland’s love of French history continues to be evident in her newest release, Mistress of the Sun.  Following the story of Louise de la Valliere (known as “Petite”) and her relationship with Louis XIV (the Sun King) this novel explores the duplicity in the closed world of the French court in the 17th century, and how the simple application of a title could affect the lives of women and men in such a stratified society.  The lines between black magic, religion and superstition all blur as Petite’s fortunes change and her enemies will seek any means to change them back.