The Confessions of Catherine de Medici

A Novel
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Author(s): C.W. Gortner
Original Publish Date: May 25, 2010
Product Number: EB00151697
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780345521941
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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"The Confessions of Catherine de Medici is a dramatic, epic novel of an all-too-human woman whose strength and passion propelled her into the center of grand events. Meticulously-researched, this engrossing novel offers a fresh portrait of a queen who has too often been portrayed as a villain. Bravo Mr. Gortner!"-Sandra Gulland, author of The Josephine B Trilogy and Mistress of the Sun The truth is, not one of us is innocent. We all have sins to confess. So reveals Catherine de Medici, the last legitimate descendant of her family's illustrious line. Expelled from her native Florence, Catherine is betrothed to Henri, son of Francois I of France. In an unfamiliar realm, Catherine strives to create a role for herself through her patronage of the famous clairvoyant Nostradamus and her own innate gift as a seer. But in her fortieth year, Catherine is widowed, left alone with six young children in a kingdom torn apart by the ambitions of a treacherous nobility. Relying on her tenacity, wit, and uncanny gift for compromise, Catherine seizes power, intent on securing the throne for her sons, unaware that if she is to save France, she may have to sacrifice her ideals, her reputation, and the secret of her embattled heart. BONUS: This edition contains a The Confessions of Catherine de Medici discussion guide and an excerpt from C.W. Gortner's The Queen's Vow. Praise for The Confessions of Catherine de Medici "Alison Weir and Philippa Gregory fans will devour this."-Booklist "Highly recommended...? compelling and fascinating view of Catherine's life and world."-Historical Novels Review "Remarkably thoughtful in its insight into an unapologetically ruthless queen."-Publishers Weekly "A fresh, well-researched and powerful portrait."-RT Book Reviews

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Author(s): C.W. Gortner
Narrator(s): Cassandra Campbell
Product Number Z100097769
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483072012

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