To dance with kings, Volume 2

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Doubleday, 1988 - Fiction - 564 pages
144 Reviews
The lives and destinies of four determined women are set against the splendor of the sumptuous Palace of Versailles through the reigns of France's most spectacular Bourbon kings.

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It is a beautiful love story by Rosalind Laker. - Goodreads
Not stellar descriptive writing. - Goodreads
Love her writing style. - Goodreads
A LOVE STORY spanning over three generations. - Goodreads
The writing was incredibly visual. - Goodreads
No astonishing prose. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Lauren - Goodreads

In my senior year of high school, I went on a binge of fat historical fiction books. (A binge I haven't stopped to this day, three years later). I remember loving this one the most. Laker is either ... Read full review

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User Review  - Carol Formato - Goodreads

This book has always been one of my favorites. Fans of historical fiction will not be disappointed. Read full review

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About the author (1988)

Author Barbara Geils Ovstedal uses the pen name Rosalind Laker for her historical romances. Her interest in history began early, when she became intrigued by the stories she heard about her ancestors; some of those stories, in fact, formed the basis for several of her historical novels. Laker researches the historical settings for her novels very carefully, so that she can create an accurate background and atmosphere for her stories. Her titles include Sovereign's Key, Far Seeks the Heart, Warwyck's Woman, The Venetian Mask, Circle of Pearls, The Fragile Hour, and The Golden Tulip. Under her own name, Ovstedal has written a travel book about Norway, as well as several novels, including Red Cherry Summer, Valley of the Reindeer, and Souvenir of Sweden. Laker's interest in Norway stems from her Norwegian husband, Inge Ovstedal, whom she met while he was serving with the Free Norwegian Air Force during World War II. Laker and her husband live mainly in England, but they also have a summer home in Norway, a 400-year old cottage that they restored themselves, which gave Laker the opportunity to indulge her interests in old houses and antique furniture.

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