Book Spotlight: Milady by Laura L. Sullivan

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Release Date: July 2, 2019

About The Book:

From the glittering ballrooms of 17th Century England to the dangerous intrigues of the French court, Laura L. Sullivan brings an unlikely heroine to the page, turning on its head everything we’ve been told about The Three Musketeers and their ultimate rival.

I’ve gone by many names, though you most likely know me as Milady de Winter: Villainess. Seductress. A secondary player in someone else’s tale.

It’s finally time I tell my own story. The truth isn’t tidy or convenient, but it’s certainly more interesting.

Before you cast judgment, let me start at the beginning, and you shall learn how an innocent girl from the countryside became the most feared woman in all of Europe.

Because we all know history was written by men, and they so often get things wrong.

About The Author:

Laura L. Sullivan is the author of five books for middle grade and young adult audiences. This is her adult debut. She lives in Florida with her son.

Book Blurbs:

“Laura Sullivan’s Milady is an enthralling historical novel, beautifully crafted and richly detailed. Its fascinating, utterly real characters and spellbinding plot twists will keep readers breathlessly turning the pages.”—Jennifer Chiaverini, New York Times bestselling author of Resistance Women

“A woman’s place is no longer in the subplot and Milady de Winter is a 17th century heroine destined for the 21st century. With bold, witty writing, and a narrative that rips along, Laura L. Sullivan crafts a compelling novel for a character deserving of her own story. I loved it!”–Hazel Gaynor, New York Times bestselling author of The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter   

“Middle grade and YA novelist Sullivan’s adult debut is a rousing tale of spies, love, sex, and death. It is a delight…. This is truly entertaining historical fiction, an imaginative retelling of a classic from a new viewpoint. Readers will identify with Milady’s struggle to find her place in the world, to find happiness and love. Fanciers of adventurous historical fiction will love her story.” —Library Journal (starred review)

“A devious, delectable historical spy confection in which an icing of lavish court intrigue slyly masks heady doses of ripe feminism and lethal social commentary. Milady snared me in its web from the first pages and I’ll be first in line for the film premiere.”–Lyndsay Faye, Edgar-nominated author of Jane Steele and The Paragon Hotel

“There’s nothing more satisfying than a riveting tale with a swash-buckling, cunning female spy at its center. Milady is a worthy addition to the canon of The Three Musketeers, told with well-paced, elegant prose and a keen eye for historical detail. I couldn’t put the book down!”–Heather Webb, Internationally bestselling author of Last Christmas in Paris and Meet Me in Monaco

“The clever ending is certain to delight both Dumas fans and newcomers who enjoy historical fiction featuring smart, adventurous, determined women.” —Booklist

“Penned by one of the best historical novelists we can claim today…This is historical suspense at its finest, which is exactly what this author is fantastic at delivering.” —Suspense Magazine

 

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