Monday, June 15, 2015

Pre-Order Book Blast for Medicis Daughter

I am sooooooooooooooooooo excited for this one. My only experience with Queen Margot is via the film of the same name, that tasty bit of costume drama-y eye candy with Vincent Perez, Isabelle Adjani, Asia Argento, and Thomas Kretschmann (among others).

I loved Perinot's 2012 release, The Sister Queens for the many reasons that I adore hist fic: the way historical backdrop is both alien and familiar, and exotic figures made real and compassionate and maddening. Given Queen Margot's notorious reputation, I'm dying to see how Perinot breathes life into her. (And lucky me -- I've got a copy and will be reviewing it in November!)

Médicis Daughter: A Novel of Marguerite de Valois

by Sophie Perinot

Publication Date: December 1, 2015
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Formats: eBook, Hardcover

Genre: Historical Fiction

Winter, 1564. Beautiful young Princess Margot is summoned to the court of France, where nothing is what it seems and a wrong word can lead to ruin. Known across Europe as Madame la Serpente, Margot’s intimidating mother, Queen Catherine de Médicis, is a powerful force in a country devastated by religious war. Among the crafty nobility of the royal court, Margot learns the intriguing and unspoken rules she must live by to please her poisonous family.

Eager to be an obedient daughter, Margot accepts her role as a marriage pawn, even as she is charmed by the powerful, charismatic Duc de Guise. Though Margot’s heart belongs to Guise, her hand will be offered to Henri of Navarre, a Huguenot leader and a notorious heretic looking to seal a tenuous truce. But the promised peace is a mirage: her mother’s schemes are endless, and her brothers plot vengeance in the streets of Paris. When Margot’s wedding devolves into the bloodshed of the St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre, she will be forced to choose between her family and her soul.

Médicis Daughter is historical fiction at its finest, weaving a unique coming-of-age story and a forbidden love with one of the most dramatic and violent events in French history.

Médicis Daughter: A Novel of Marguerite de Valois Available for Pre-Order at

About the Author

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SOPHIE PERINOT is the author of The Sister Queens and one of six contributing authors of A Day of Fire: A Novel of Pompeii. A former attorney, Perinot is now a full-time writer. She lives in Great Falls, Virginia with her three children, three cats, one dog and one husband.

An active member of the Historical Novel Society, Sophie has attended all of the group’s North American Conferences and served as a panelist multiple times. Find her among the literary twitterati as @Lit_gal or on facebook at

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