Madame Serpent has ratings and reviews. Sarah (Presto agitato) said: Okay, I know this book isn’t exactly serious literature. It’s probably not. Madame serpiente (Trilogía de los Médici 1): Los medici – Ebook written by Jean Plaidy. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your. Madame serpiente (Trilogía de los Médici 1): Los medici Most of the books written as Jean Plaidy are historical romances based on English history featuring .

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As with many young women of the time, she was a pawn on the chessboard of European peacemaking, where marriages helped not only strengthen alliances, but allowed monarchies to oversee larger pieces of the European p Plaidy has been called one of the great historical fiction writers of the 20th century, particularly in her focus of European history and the female players that shaped its development.

Diane de Poitiers was given the chateau of Chenecheau by Henry- the most beautiful chateau of the Loire we have been there. Mount Mellyn stood as proud and magnificent plaldy she had envisioned But once, she met her husband, she fell in love with him, but never was loved back. I gave this book the top rating because I couldn’t put it down. Srpiente Francis did die serpieente drinking from a cup and it did pave the way for Catherine to rule through young Charles and ship would be rival, Mary, back to Scotland.

In this, the first of a trilogy, Plaidy invites the readers into the world of Catherine de Medici. He was playing seripente and became over heated and drank 2 cups of water given him by his cup bearer and he died with symptoms of poison. All in all an enjoyable book and I look forward to book two.


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Was Martha Leigh’s new employer as romantic as his name sounded? Plaidy explores some of Catherine de Medici’s deep-seeded distrust in the French Court to fan the flames of evil buried deep inside her, vowing to right all the wrongs that have befallen her.

Animal abuse and death. I absolutely hated the way the POV jumped around multiple times in one scene, too; now I understand why head-hopping is such a jarring and undesirable way to write, as it was confusing and pointless.

Mar 27, Jennifer rated it really liked it.

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But, i know that everything happens because of something. This book was amazing. Plaidg professes no involvement, but is not forlorn at her advancement closer to the Throne. TreMellyn’s young daugher, Alvean, proved as spoiled and difficult as the three governesses before Martha had discovered.

Wanting to give up reading in the beginning was a terrible start, so I didn’t have a favourable impression of the book at all; I definitely won’t be reading the rest of the series. Thanks for telling us about the problem. serpuente

He was very much in love with Mary and would do anything she said. But it was the girl’s father whose cool, arrogant demeanor unleashed unfimiliar sensations and turmoil–even as whispers of past tragedy and present danger begin to insinuate themselves into Martha’s life.

Madame Serpent (Catherine de Medici, #1) by Jean Plaidy

I can just imagine the jewel encrusted gowns and entertainments at the court. Although she loved her new father, Francis I, and his court, she never gained the courts full acceptance. After serpiwnte heir to the French Throne is poisoned, all eyes turn to de Medici when the culprit is found to be an Italian.


But faced with brutal murder, she’s soon torn between her love for her husband and her devotion to her brother Cesare… And in the days when the Borgias ruled Italy, no one was safe from the long arm of their power.

Catherine has learned throughout her life how to hide her feelings and do her best to sway situations to her advantage.

I may, after a time, return to this series to see how de Medici fares in the second and third novels, though find myself in need of literary courage for that plunge. Now, married for the second time at just eighteen she hopes for happiness with her handsome husband Alfonso.

Madame Serpiente

It was really nice how the Author started with the young life maadame Henry II and Catherine de Medici, and how they felt about their marriage. More by Eleanor Hibbert See more. Apr 24, Rachel rated it it was ok.

It took me a little bit of time to get into the serrpiente, and I almost gave it 3. As with many young women of the time, she was a pawn on the chessboard of European peacemaking, where marriages helped not only strengthen alliances, but allowed monarchies to oversee larger pieces of the European pie.