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A woman of a certain age who has three cats underfoot, and has the dream of filling her passport with stamps. Books, classical music, tea, cats, movies, art, fancy needlework,  and anything else I can think of.

Before Versailles: A Novel of Louis XIV - Karleen Koen This one by Karleen Koen shifts from the world of the Verneys to that of France of Louis XIV. The heroine is Louise a young maid-of-honour in attendance to Henriette -- Minette -- the wife of Philippe d'Orleans, and sister-in-law to Louis XIV. Lots of scandal and intrigue, with a plot that uses (yet again!) the Man in the Iron Mask cliche. I found it alright, but there were some serious flaws in this one for me.

To see the longer review, please go here:
http://www.epinions.com/review/Karleen_Koen_Before_Versailles_A_Novel_of_Louis_XIV_epi/content_557880544900