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Mistress of the Sun

(2008)
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The author of the internationally acclaimed Josephine Bonaparte trilogy returns with another irresistible historical novel, this one based on the life of Louise de la Vallière, who, against all odds, became one of the most mysterious consorts of France's Louis XIV, the charismatic Sun King.

Set against the magnificent decadence of the seventeenth-century French court, Mistress of the Sun begins when an eccentric young Louise falls in love with a wild white stallion and uses ancient magic to tame him. This one desperate action of her youth shadows her throughout her life, changing it in ways she could never imagine.

Unmarriageable, and too poor to join a convent, Louise enters the court of the Sun King, where the king is captivated by her. As their love unfolds, Louise bears Louis four children, is made a duchess, and reigns unrivaled as his official mistress until dangerous intrigue threatens her position at court and in Louis's heart.

A riveting love story with a captivating mystery at its heart, Mistress of the Sun illuminates both the power of true and perfect love and the rash actions we take to capture and tame it.

Genre: Historical

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February 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Mistress of the Sun (Historical Fiction)
Author(s): Sandra Gulland
ISBN: 1-4104-1364-0 / 978-1-4104-1364-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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June 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Mistress of the Sun: A Novel
Author(s): Sandra Gulland
ISBN: 0-7432-9887-X / 978-0-7432-9887-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Touchstone
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February 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: Mistress Of The Sun
Author(s): Sandra Gulland
ISBN: 0-00-200775-4 / 978-0-00-200775-7 (UK edition)
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September 2010 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Mistress Of The Sun
Author(s): Sandra Gulland
ISBN: 1-55468-898-1 / 978-1-55468-898-2 (Canada edition)
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March 2009 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Mistress Of The Sun
Author(s): Sandra Gulland
ISBN: 1-55468-009-3 / 978-1-55468-009-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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April 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Mistress of the Sun: A Novel
Author(s): Sandra Gulland
ISBN: 0-7432-9892-6 / 978-0-7432-9892-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atria Books
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Audio Editions

2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Mistress of the Sun
Author(s): Sandra Gulland
ISBN: 1-4407-0351-5 / 978-1-4407-0351-5 (USA edition)
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September 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Mistress of the Sun
Author(s): Sandra Gulland
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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March 2008 : Canada Audio Cassette
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Title: Mistress Of The Sun
Author(s): Sandra Gulland
ISBN: 1-55468-144-8 / 978-1-55468-144-0 (Canada edition)
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August 2012 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Mistress of the Sun
Author(s): Sandra Gulland
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September 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Mistress Of The Sun: A Novel
Author(s): Sandra Gulland
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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June 2008 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Mistress of the Sun: A Novel
Author(s): Sandra Gulland
Publisher: Atria Books
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