Book Review: The Sisters of Versailles by Sally Christie

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It arrived on a Friday and was delightfully devoured in a weekend.  At just over 400 pages, it was a surprisingly quick read.  If you’re looking for a great weekend escape (via book), I would absolutely recommend first time Canadian novelist Sally Christie’s The Sisters of Versailles.

Here is how Simon & Schuster describe it:

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I really was taken away and felt as though I was a fly on the wall watching the French court, hearing their conversations, watching their lives unfold.  What struck me most was the power each woman exerted in such a powerless world for women.  Each of the sisters’ stories fascinated me and had me rooting for each of them in different ways.

The hardships each woman endures, their lack of control on their own destinies, and the minutiae which occupied their lives were so wonderfully brought to life through the words on the page.

A great book to add to your curl-up-on-the-couch list.

p.s. aren’t Hermann and Eddie so cute in that picture?!

p.p.s just realized this is the first book review post/photo without a proper manicure.  WHAT IS THE WORLD COMING TO?!  I’ll do better next time.

Disclosure:  Being a Simon & Schuster Advance Reader means I receive uncorrected advance reader proof copies of books every so often.  And every so often I really enjoy one of those books, so I decide to write a review post.  Because we should all read more:)