Praise for Mistress of the Sun

“Exquisite and fantastic detail . . . to be savored and enjoyed. Take your time with this one; you will not want it to end.”  — Romantic Reviews Today, Perfect 10 Rating

“Teeming with the rich period details that make historical fiction so rewarding, Gulland’s dynamic and nuanced portrait of Louis’ notorious reign thrums with page-turning expediency and deliciously seductive machinations.” — Booklist

“Suspenseful, evocative, atmospheric, and deliciously satisfying reading, with an immensely appealing heroine.” — Margaret George, author of Helen of Troy

I fell in love with Petite from the moment she tamed her wild, white horse, and I galloped along with her through her undying devotion to one of France’s most colorful kings.” — Anne Easter Smith, author of Daughter of York and A Rose for the Crown

“Here’s a warning: Mistress of the Sun is dangerously seductive. It’s one of those books that will grab you and hold you captive till the last page is turned — and even then, chances are you’ll find yourself, eyes burning, online at midnight, ordering Sandra Gulland’s other books. Yes, it’s that good.” — Geeta Nadkarni, for the Calgary Herald “Eye for Detail Brightens Mistress of the Sun” – Review in the Calgary Herald, Montreal Gazette and other newspapers

“Beautifully told and elegantly written, Ms. Gulland’s novel, Mistress of the Sun, sweeps the reader up and transports them into the opulent world of the 17th Century French Court… In this tale, Louise de la Valliére leaps boldly from these elegantly written pages. She is unforgettable, as is this brilliant novel!” — Diane Haeger, author of The Perfect Royal Mistress