To Dance With Kings by Rosalind Laker
On a May morning in 1664, Jeanne Dremont gave birth to her only child—and to a bold plan to break her newborn daughter’s bonds of poverty…
For on that fateful day in the humble little village of Versailles, hundreds of resplendent noblemen converged on the simple hunting lodge of young King Louis XIV. Purely by chance, one drunken young musketeer witnessed the peasant’s birth and made a reckless promise that Jeanne determined would come true. Though at the moment it might have seemed as improbable as a hunting lodge expanding into a gilded palace, Jeanne vowed that her peasant daughter would grow up to dance with kings. Thus begins a family saga spanning the reigns of France’s most spectacular Bourbon kings.
Alive with all the sparkle and scandal of the royal courts, To Dance With Kings tells the stories of four passionate and determined women whose fates are bound to the palace and the politics of Versailles.
Rosalind Laker is a best-selling novelist that has been published all over the world, with her works translated into twenty languages. The author of over forty historical novels, her first work was published in 1970; Warwyck’s Wife is the first of her acclaimed Easthampton trilogy and is followed by Claudine’s Daughter and The Warwycks of Easthampton.