With the Oh-La-La French Historical Challenge!
Oh, yes, readers. More books.
This morning while enjoying hot chocolate and reading blogs, I stumbled upon a most tempting idea at Enchanted by Josephine. I’m psyched about this challenge because A: the French monarchy was replete with lovely, scandalous queens; B: the country has survived such fascinating socio-political climates as the Reign of Terror (aka The Revolution), the Napoleonic Empire, and the bloody St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre; and C: if I can for one moment imagine myself in a Loire Valley Chateau, preferably Chenenceau, drinking chocolat chaud and eating brioche, life is good.
So here’s what I’m thinking:
Mistress of the Revolution – Catherine Delors (Bargain price of Amazon!)
Cause really, who isn’t curious about how Medici became this austere looking? She looks like Dracula’s bride.
Want to get in on the fun? (Oh, I’m such a geek!) Enchanted by Jospehine has the instructions to join. I’m aiming for La Reine ou L’Imperatrice.