Waiting on Wednesday (2)

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, in which we share the book that we are anxiously waiting to be released.

I haven't been to France in awhile and it's time to take a trip back. I've become captivated by historical fiction set around the time of the French Revolution. It's so scandalous and smutty- both good things. For the King will be published July 8th 2010 by Dutton Books.

For the King by Catherine Delors

From Amazon.com:
From the author of the critically acclaimed Mistress of the Revolution comes a spellbinding historical thriller set in post-revolutionary Paris.

For her first novel, Mistress of the Revolution, which the Associated Press dubbed one of the "best reads of the year," Catherine Delors earned comparisons to Tracy Chevalier and Philippa Gregory. In For the King, she again demonstrates her matchless ability to illuminate key turning points in history while weaving a gripping story about a man caught between his heart and his integrity.

The Reign of Terror has ended, and Napoléon Bonaparte has seized power, but shifting political loyalties still tear apart families and lovers. On Christmas Eve 1800, a bomb explodes along Bonaparte's route, narrowly missing him but striking dozens of bystanders. Chief Inspector Roch Miquel, a young policeman with a bright future and a beautiful mistress, must arrest the assassins before they attack again. Complicating Miquel's investigation are the maneuverings of his superior, the redoubtable Fouché, the indiscretions of his own father, a former Jacobin, and two intriguing women.

Based on real events and characters and rich with historical detail, For the King takes readers through the dark alleys and glittering salons of post-revolutionary Paris and is a timeless epic of love, betrayal, and redemption.

5 thoughts?:

Spellboundbybooks Melissa May 19, 2010 at 7:19 AM  

This sounds like a really interesting read. Great pick for this week!

pirate penguin May 19, 2010 at 9:04 PM  

This sounds like a book you wouldn't be able to put down! Nice. :)

Life After Jane May 20, 2010 at 8:16 AM  

I am very hopeful about this book as French Revolution stuff is so fun!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog May 20, 2010 at 9:43 AM  

This one looks really good!! I like books about the French Revolution as well!

Jenny Girl May 20, 2010 at 1:53 PM  

That does sound like a good read. The French Revolution and the Napoleonic era always provide for good stories. These two time periods always interested me. Thanks for the heads up!

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