If you are a Marie Antoinette fan and find yourself wondering what her early years before Versailles would have been like, consider reading Melanie Clegg’s The Secret Diary of a Princess. For one, it’s on sale for kindle through Monday for 99c or 86p in celebration of Bastille Day. Yay! Two, it’s written by the fabulous blogger Madame Guillotine.
I started reading last night and the voice of young Maria Antonia really shines through–Melanie got it just right. I’ve read a lot of novels about MA and thought the market was saturated, but Melanie proves there’s still more to offer. MA’s childhood and adolescence is a fascinating and formative period of the queen’s tragic life and should not be missed.
I’ll post the review late next week!
P.S. If you miss the sale, Melanie’s novel is usually priced at $3–still a steal!