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LOVE AND LOUIS XIV
Genre: Historical Romance, Historical Fiction
Renowned royal biographer Fraser meticulously researched every aspect of the life of the Sun King, Louis XIV, exploring the customs, sexual practices (including the use of condoms), power of the Church and glittering world of Versailles. She does this through the lives of the women who shaped him. This is the mark of a top historical biographer: bringing a bygone era to life through the people, making history live and breathe on the pages.
At 34, Anne of Austria gives birth to Louis, who she considered a miracle. He's raised to believe he's godlike yet beholden to the God who
Their liaison ends when Louis becomes attracted to Louise de La Valliere, who is replaced by the
Louis' courtiers kept a detailed record of his affairs, listing the trysts and children born of his liaisons. Yet
Reviewed By: Kathe Robin
Published: November 2006