Courting the Sun: A Novel of Versailles

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Black Rose Writing
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.87 inches | 1.26 pounds

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About the Author
Peggy Joque Williams is the co-author of two mystery novels under the pen name M. J. Williams, On the Road to Death's Door and On the Road to Where the Bells Toll. She is a recently retired elementary school teacher as well as a freelance writer and editor. An avid genealogist, she has traced her family tree back through French-speaking Canada to France of the 16th and 17th centuries. Courting the Sun: A Novel of Versailles is her debut solo novel. Peggy lives with her family in Madison, Wisconsin.Visit the author at

"A beautiful young country girl navigates the perilous corridors of the court of the Sun King in Williams' historical novel." -Kirkus Reviews

"The Marquise de Montespan has often been portrayed as unpleasant and intensely disliked, but Williams has given us a softer character, which I found refreshing... I highly recommend it to every reader who, like me, enjoys historical novels, especially those with such attention to detail." -Readers' Favorite

"This was a beautifully done historical fiction novel, it had everything that I wanted from 17th century France. The concept worked well and enjoyed how good everything flowed together. Peggy Joque Williams has a great writing style and it worked with the characters and story." -Kathryn McLeer, NetGalley Reviewer

"Williams' delicious debut immerses us in court life of France's Louis XIV as we follow a wide-eyed teenager with village values into the sumptuous intrigue of the Sun King's world." -Lucy Sanna, author of The Cherry Harvest

"A rich journey through 17th century France in all its aspects-its bucolic countryside, the still-unmatched splendor of the court of Louis XIV, and the struggling French colony in Canada." -Margaret George, New York Times bestselling author of Elizabeth I, The Autobiography of Henry VIII & The Memoirs of Cleopatra

"Courting the Sun is a captivating, immersive coming-of-age tale set amid the beautifully detailed landscapes of seventeenth-century France and the opulent court of Louis XIV. The unexpected plot twists and tantalizing revelation of secrets make this novel a true page-turner." -Jennifer Chiaverini, New York Times bestselling author of Canary Girls