Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Book Review: Poison

Captivating read about the life of a French Princess wedded to the Spanish heir to the throne in the 17th century. Beautifully written, Harrison recreates the glittering Hapsburg Spanish court, filled with treachery, adultery and murder. Not for readers expecting a light historical read, its the tragedy of two girls, one a princess the other a peasant, and traces the impotency of finding happiness in their own lives. Faced with torture, with no one to trust, it's a depressing spiral downward of two women that fate won't allow survival. Poison is a provocative read that will stay with you long after you close the book.

Happy Reading!
Carole P. Roman

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