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Antoinette's Sister

by Diana Giovinazzo

Antoinette's Sister by Diana Giovinazzo X
Antoinette's Sister by Diana Giovinazzo
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    Jan 2022, 400 pages

    Nov 2022, 400 pages


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For historical fiction lovers
As a lover of historical fiction, I thought this was a really great read, The story transports you to the eighteenth century and gives you a seat at the tables of the Kings and Queens of Austria, Naples, and France. The lives and loves of strong women spill onto the pages and immerse the reader into a different time and place. I would highly recommend this book to readers who enjoy anything royal or who are looking for an escape.

Fascinating story of a forgotten queen
What a fascinating story of a strong, proud and amazing queen forgotten by history! Reading this book during Women’s History Month was a bonus too. As Queen of the Two Sicilies, daughter of the Empress Maria Theresa and sister to Marie Antoinette, Maria Carolina Charlotte is brought to life in this novel. The use of letters between Charlotte and Antoinette as well as Maria Theresa and brothers, Joseph and Leopold, adds delightfully to the story line. We are treated to the life an exceptional woman who took over and lead a kingdom in the absence of her husband (who was never prepared for kingship), all in the interest of caring for its people. In the Afterword, we learn of Charlotte’s fierce attempts to seek her sister’s escape from France. And as with many strong women in history in a time when women were not viewed as very capable, we learn that she was not given credit for many of the things that improved her country. This is a beautifully written and wonderfully told story that brings back to life a forgotten queen worthy of remembering.
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