Daggers ever at the ready, I went about the day: children fed, linens mended, bedclothes aired. In little ways one conquers fear.

— Sandra Gulland

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Susanne Alleyn's Game of Patience is a well-crafted historical mystery, authentic in every detail. Wonderfully entertaining.

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Splendid,' Abbé Patin said with a sheepish grin, pulling up alongside.

'There is nothing quite so thrilling as riding in fear of one's life.

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The Queen has been guillotined, accused of crimes beyond imagining.

Last night she appeared to me in a dream, handing me her head.

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We are born, we live and we die - in the midst of the marvelous.

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Each moment of life is a step toward death.

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A feeling of disquiet continues to haunt me.

As a youth one dreams of love; by the time one wakes, it is too late.

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The Confessions of Catherine de Medici is a dramatic, epic novel of an all-too-human woman whose strength and passion propelled her into the center of grand events. Meticulously-researched, this engrossing novel offers a fresh portrait of a queen who has too often been portrayed as a villain. Bravo Mr. Gortner!

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