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Genre: Historical Romance, Historical Fiction
Of Jewish background, Madame Gabrielle is a fabled courtesan who lives in her dazzling chateau with her daughter Francoise, who has followed her mother's career path, and her granddaughter Simone, who wishes to marry for love. Gabrielle's liaison with the Shah of Persia changes all their lives. Simone falls in love with the Jewish Persian jeweler of the Shah and follows him to Persia.
Mossanen's language soars as she sweeps readers from the lush bedrooms
Reviewed By: Page Traynor
Published: July 2005