The Hostage Queen by Freda Lightfoot

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Marguerite de Valois is the most beautiful woman in the French Court and the subject of great scandal and intrigue. Her own brothers: the mad Charles IX and the bisexual Henri III, will stop at nothing to control her. Margot loves Henri of Guise but is married off to the Huguenot Henry of Navarre. By this means her mother Catherine de Medici hopes to bring peace to the realm.

But within days of the wedding the streets of Paris are awash with blood in the Massacre of Saint Bartholomew. Not only is her new husband’s life in danger, but her own too as her mother and brother hold them hostage in the Louvre. Can they ever hope to escape and keep their heads? In a court rife with murder, political intrigue, debauchery, jealousy and the hunger for power, it will not be an easy task.
 

About Freda Lightfoot

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Freda Lightfoot was born in Lancashire but now lives in Spain, where she produces her own olive oil. She has published over fifty short stories, numerous articles and more than thirty-five novels, including many bestselling family sagas.
 
Published October 26, 2010 by Severn House Publishers. 288 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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