Madame Serpent: (Medici Trilogy)
The story of the homesick Italian girl who became the most feared woman in sixteenth-century France..
Sullen-eyed and broken-hearted, fourteen-year-old Catherine de' Medici arrives in Marseilles to marry Henry of Orleans, second son of the King of France. On the promise of a dowry fit for a king, Catherine has left her true love in Italy, forced into trading her future for a stake in the French crown.
Amid the glittering fêtes and banquets of the most immoral court in sixteenth-century Europe, the reluctant bride becomes a passionate but unwanted wife. Humiliated and unloved, Catherine spies on Henry and his lover, the infamous Diane de Poitiers. And, tortured by what she sees, Catherine becomes dangerously occupied by a ruthless ambition destined to make her the most despised woman in France: the dream that one day the French crown will be worn be a Medici heir...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryCin - LibraryThing
This one is about Catherine de Medici. It starts when she is a little girl in Italy, and follows her through the time her husband, King Henry of France, dies. Catherine is in love with her husband ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - killerX - LibraryThing
This is an interesting character in French royal history and there are some well-written accounts of her. This is not one of them. Very tedious. Read full review