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To Dance with Kings [Download] ➹ To Dance with Kings ➾ Rosalind Laker – Buyprobolan50.co.uk On a May morning in 1664 in the small village of Versailles as hundreds of young aristocrats are coming to pay court to King Louis XIV a peasant fan maker gives birth to her first and only child Margu On a May morning in in the small village of Versailles as hundreds of young aristocrats are coming to pay court to King Louis To Dance MOBI :º XIV a peasant fan maker gives birth to her first and only child Marguerite Determined to give her daughter a better life than the one she herself has lived the young mother vows to break the newborn’s bonds of poverty and ensure that she fulfills her destiny—To Dance with Kings Purely by chance a drunken nobleman witnesses the birth and makes a reckless promise to return for Marguerite in seventeen years With those fateful words events are set into motion that will span three monarchies affecting the lives of four generations of womenMarguerite becomes part of the royal court of the Sun King but her fairy tale existence is torn out from under her by a change of political winds Jasmin Marguerite’s daughter is born to the life of privilege her grandmother dreamed of but tempts fate by daring to catch the eye of the king Violette Marguerite’s granddaughter is drawn to the nefarious side of life among the nobles at Versailles And Rose Violette’s daughter becomes a lady in waiting and confidante to Marie Antoinette Through Rose a love lost generations before will come full circle even as the ground beneath Versailles begins to rumble with the chaos of the coming revolutionAn epic generational tale of loves lost promises kept dreams broken and monarchies shattered To Dance with Kings is a story of passion and privilege humble beginnings and limitless ambition.


About the Author: Rosalind Laker

Barbara ØvstedalBarbara Øvstedal was an author previously writing under the pseudonym.



10 thoughts on “To Dance with Kings

  1. Marian Marian says:

    Meh A good friend of mine whose opinion I seriously respect has been recommending I read this book for YEARS I finally borrowed it and I have to say I'm a little underwhelmedLike most have written the concept of this book is brilliant following four generations of women through Versailles The problem is the execution I couldn't really get invested in any of their stories and Laker's writing is really awful I like a trashy romance as much as the next person but I found myself rolling my eyes That being said this isn't your typical trashy romance Laker obviously did her research and must have been incredibly passionate about the story But if I read the would sumptious or he knew her better than she knew herself one time I might light myself on fireVarious characters were interesting though and the beauty of this book is in the details I would have liked a little involvement from the main women and something anything to relate to So read if this is your genre but for those of you who don't usually do historical romance there are significantly better books out there to scratch that itch ;


  2. Naksed Naksed says:

    Neither has the substance to stand as a satisfying historical fiction nor does it succeed as historical romance with its basically NA plot dressed up as some lofty historical generational saga DNF40%view spoilerridiculous plot twist has H leaving h for OW he has impregnated and whom he marries for the sake of the child But don't worry his true heart remains with h til his death If that is not typical NA trope I don't know what is I continued the story until h herself gets married and has a daughter hoping at least the daughter'story would be better but when she was even stupider than her mother and embroiled in yet another cliche love affair with a married man who promised her he was in the midst of annulling his marriage I gave up hide spoiler


  3. Elena Elena says:

    Versailles 1664 Peasant fan maker Jeanne Dremont gives birth to a daughter Marguerite The birth is witnessed by a drunken musketeer Augustin Roussier who promises he will be back for Marguerite in seventeen years Jeanne is thrilled by the promise and vows that her daughter will rise from her poverty and become a member of the royal court; to do that she will become Augustin's mistressSo begins To Dance with Kings a family saga which starting from the reign of the Sun King and ending with the French Revolution follows four extraordinary women Marguerite Jasmin Violette and Rose Actually while the book spends much time on Marguerite Jasmin and Rose it does not really focus on Violette we read about her childhood and then learn something of her turbulent adventures but we do not see them directly I was not overly disappointed by this because I did not like Violette she is uite unlikeable and loves no one but herself However she does lead a colourful life so I would have liked to read at least some of her adventures But this is my only complaint about a book I oherwise completely lovedIt is hard for me to choose a favourite between Marguerite and her daughter Jasmin Marguerite is initially a naive and superficial girl Her mother raises her with the idea that she will become Augustin's mistress but when view spoilerboth her parents tragically die hide spoiler


  4. Lori Lori says:

    I absolutely loved this novel The story of Chateaux Versailles' royal court during the reigns of three kings and told through the lives of four generations of woman A must read for any historical fiction fan So so sad that the journey is over


  5. Monica Hills Monica Hills says:

    My mother gave me this novel that she picked up at a garage sale Based on the length of the novel and the cover I really did not look forward to reading this book I however am doing a reading challenge and needed to read something about the 17th century I did not expect what an amazing story this was It is a multi generational story starting in the 1600s in France and ending with the original character's great great granddaughter during the French Revolution in the 1700s The novel had romance but it was historical fiction You would think that with so many generations the characters might get confusing but that was not the case I really enjoyed this novel and this was truly a case of don't judge a book by its cover This was a diamond in the rough


  6. Sheree Sheree says:

    45 StarsThis is an intricately told tale set during the reigns of Louis XIV XV XVI with a backdrop of the splendours of the French court culminating with the turbulence horror of the French Revolution This sweeping saga chronicles the rise and fall of Versialles spanning four generations of women from the one family Marguerite Jasmin Violette and Rose all of whose destinies are entwined with those of their monarchsRosalind Laker's superb imagery and historical accuracy bring 17th 18th century France to life From the architectural detail of the Palace of Versailles the rich colour of changing court fashion the art of fan making the persecution of the Heugenots Protestants the lavishness of court in direct contrast to the plight of the peasantsIn 1664 hundreds of nobles descend on the village of Versailles to pay court to the sun king King Louis XIV Augustine Roussier witnesses the birth of a peasant fan maker's daughter and christens her Marguerite promising the mother that he will return for Marguerite on her seventeenth birthday and so the story beginsMarguerite becomes part of the royal court of the Sun King but her fairytale existence is torn out from under her by a change of political winds Jasmin Marguerite’s daughter is born to the life of privilege her grandmother dreamed of but tempts fate by daring to catch the eye of the king Violette Marguerite’s granddaughter is drawn to the nefarious side of life among the nobles at Versailles And Rose Violette’s daughter becomes a lady in waiting and confidante to Marie AntoinetteMy small criticism of 'To Dance with Kings' this is uite a lengthy book Laker devotes very little time to Violette's character which I found a little disappointing considering her attention to detail with the other characters However I loved her most sympathetic to me honest portrayal of Marie Antoinette I was completely enthralled touched by the ueen's intelligence courage love appalled at the use of her initial extravagant carefree behaviour as a scapegoat for the King's failings Don't expect this to be a uick read it is however well worth the time This beautiful story is a definite keeper for my historical fiction shelf


  7. Natasa Natasa says:

     This book spans four generations of woman all affected by the French aristocratic society Each woman is strong and deals with a series of life events both good and bad The book spotlights the fact that circumstances can be life changing Entertaining


  8. Marie Marie says:

    Here is my review on my blog


  9. Dimitar Jovanovski Dimitar Jovanovski says:

    Amazing book Fantastic historical story told through four generations of strong women A story full of love twists intrigues One of my favourites definitely


  10. Christie Christie says:

    First Sentence With the crimson emerald and purple plumes of their hats streaming out behind them four young men rode at speed into the village of Versailles one May morning in 1664 scattering suawking geese in their path To Dance with Kings follows 5 generations of women in France Jeanne is a peasant woman whose chance meeting with 4 musketeers in the village of Versailles on the day of her daughter's birth makes her dream for an aristocratic life for her daughter she would have never thought possible before Marguerite Jeanne's daughter becomes caught up in the Sun King's court at Versailles and begins a passionate love affair which changing political tides cut short Jasmin Marguerite's daughter leads a charmed life until she catches the eye of Louis XV and is banished from court Violette Jasmin's daughter has a rebellious streak that leads her to the dark underworld of Versailles Finally Rose Violette's daughter as Marie Antoinette's lady in waiting finds herself caught up in the violence and terror of the French Revolution This book was the kind of historical epic that I very much enjoy There are many real life main characters including the kings Louis XIV Louis XV and Louis XVI their consorts mistresses and enemies The Palace of Versailles plays a large role in the book almost as a main character itself The book follows it beginning with it's transformation from a rarely used hunting chateau to the premier royal residence in Europe to its downfall in the revolution The rooms are described with such vivid detail that you almost feel you are there Then there are the women themselves which are who the book focuses on They are very well drawn and it is very easy to get swept away with their stories You feel their tragedies and triumphs their great romances and great losses I did not really have a favorite among them I loved reading about all They were all uite fascinating The big thing I disliked about this book was that Violette got no attention at all in the book It was like she was just there to bridge a gap I think her story would have been just as fascinating as the other women yet you only see her at birth and young adulthood The other women are followed from the beginning of life to the end You only get hints of what Violette was up to during her absences from the story the whole story would have been nicer It's not a huge detraction from the book but it did leave me a bit disappointed I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes big historical epics especially if they are interested in French royalty or the Palace of Versailles Royalty Reading Challenge Read a book where a castlepalace figures prominently


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