BookBrowse Reviews The Confessions of Catherine de Medici by C. W. Gortner

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The Confessions of Catherine de Medici

A Novel

by C. W. Gortner

The Confessions of Catherine de Medici by C. W. Gortner
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    May 2010, 416 pages
    Paperback:
    May 2011, 432 pages

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A historical novel about Catherine de Medici, one of history's most powerful and controversial women

If you like historical fiction, BookBrowse readers think you'll love The Confessions of Catherine de Medici. 13 out of 14 of them rated it 4 or 5 stars. Here's what they had to say:

C.W. Gortner re-imagines the trials and tribulations of Catherine de Medici "in her own words," an interesting, successful technique that effectively presents the life and times of a complex historical figure whose life story is permeated with sadness, betrayals, exaggerations and intrigue. Gortner's well written, informative and enjoyable fictional rendition could encourage readers to compare his treatment and research of this historical figure with one of Catherine de Medici's biographers. In Gortner's words, "All stories have two sides, and Catherine's is no exception." (Marie A)

The opposing sides of Catherine's nature and actions make it difficult to decide whether to love, despise or sympathize ...

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