Courtesan by Diane Haegar

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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What I Loved: The love story between Henri and Diane de Poitiers was so interesting! I had not read a book surrounding a start to finish story this way before.

How I Felt: This story follows Diane and Henri from the start of their relationship. You are happy and sad and heartbroken with them.

To Read or Not To Read: This is a book for any historical romance lovers or anyone interested in the French courts.

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Diane de Poitiers is a newly windowed French subject. She is called to court by King Francois, who longs to have her. She is marked as an enemy by the King’s favorite, Anne d’Heilly, but finds a friend in Prince Henri. They fall in love, but are interrupted by the marriage announcement of Prince Henri to Catherine de Medici. Can their scandalous love affair survive Henri’s new marriage?

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