From her chldhood in the grim slums of pre Revolution Paris, Julienne rises to find work as a seamstress and the dangerous attention of Marie Antoinette Her secret pledges lead her to Azilum in Pennsylvania, a community of exiles awaiting the arrival of their queen Based on the history of the actual community of French Azilum.
The Frenchwoman From her chldhood in the grim slums of pre Revolution Paris Julienne rises to find work as a seamstress and the dangerous attention of Marie Antoinette Her secret pledges lead her to Azilum in Pennsy
I could not put this book down wish I could find like this
A great out of print book that show a young girl and her struggle during revolutionary Paris, adulthood, loss and the wilds of new American wilderness I feel the character is strong willed for what was expected of women in that time I also enjoy that the author does not make her this brazen and over zealous trailblazer for women, which is off putting in any historical fiction and a trend as of late This has been a favorite book of mine for years and I lost my copy in a basement flood I now have [...]
Another great book about the French revolution, very interesting characters and story and Marie Antoinette, great read.
Read this in 1999, found it, so decided to re read.
2.5 stars This book was a bit of a mess About a third of the way through things were going strong Good atmosphere, interesting scenarios, good writing Then the author decided to give us a history lesson vaguely broken up with characters conversations And then the last third of the book seemed to just be a very long epilogue Maybe if I was not familiar with the French Revolution and history I would have enjoyed this , as it was it was just a tedious but well written overview Lastly, the way Marie [...]
I did not like this book mostly because the main character seemed like she didn t have a purpose unless she was worshipping people who cared much less for her She did not have a personality or purpose of her own.