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Friday, June 25, 2010

Book Review of For the King by Catherine Delors...

I really knew so little about the post revolution in France and Napoleon. I'm embarrassed to say that I didn't know a thing about King Louis XVIII and royal conspirators plotting to usurp Napoleon and reinstate the Royal household.
For the King is just one book, but was so enlightening regarding this time period. It was intriguing to read about the plotting to overthrow Bonaparte and the investigation of Chief Inspector Roch Miquel in uncovering the plot. This story takes you through the streets and boudoirs of Paris. No one can be trusted.
This is a great summer read and wets your appetite for more. I hope this won't be Inspector Miquel's last case we will read about :-).
Congratulations Ms. Delors for a well written novel and thank-you for sharing it with the HFBRT.


  1. This sounds exciting. I've actually never read any of Mme. Delors' novels, although I love her blog. I have to say though, that I've always thought of Napoleon as the "usurper", not the Bourbons.

    Do you know about Elena Maria Vidal's novels of royal France, TRIANON and MADAME ROYALE? They are excellent. The first one deals with the revolution, and the second one deals with the post-revolution and the royal restorations. I did a review of both novels, here:

  2. I am glad to hear your comments. I too am ignorant of much of the goings on in France at this time. I would really like to read more.

  3. Many thanks for this review! I think indeed Roch Miquel will be back... :)

  4. It's nice to hear an opinion from someone new to the era/characters. I personally loved the book, but I knew many of the names mentioned and the situation, so it wasn't entirely new to me. Roch was an excellent character, wasn't he? :)

  5. Thanks for the review, Susie:) I too was thrilled to find. out more- I almost felt privy to the plotting as though I were there. Loved this book.

  6. I, too, know little about the re-installation of the monarchy in France after Napoleon's downfall. I've no doubt that Catherine captured all of the intrigue and excitement in a way that kept your flipping page far into the night. Look forward to getting a copy of this.


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