Monday, February 14, 2011

MADAME TUSSAUD by Michelle Moran

Tomorrow is the big day for my friend, author Michelle Moran--her newest novel, MADAME TUSSAUD, hits the shelves! I am thrilled that Michelle has shifted her focus from Egypt to France and can't wait to dive into her novel.

"When Marie Tussaud learns the exciting news that the royal family will be visiting her famed wax museum, the Salon de Cire, she never dreams that the king's sister will request her presence at Versailles as a royal tutor in wax sculpting. As Marie familiarizes herself with Princess Elisabeth and becomes acquainted with both Marie Antoinette and King Louis XVI, she witnesses the glamorous life of the court. It's a much different world than her home on the Boulevard du Temple in Paris, where bread can only be had on the black market and men sell their teeth to put food on their tables.

The year is 1788, and men like Desmoulins, Marat, and Robespierre are meeting in the salons of Paris, speaking against the monarchy; there's whispered talk of revolution.

Spanning five years from budding revolution to the Reign of Terror, MADAME TUSSAUD brings us into the world of an incredible heroine whose talent for wax modeling saved her life and preserved the faces of a vanished kingdom."

Be sure to come back this Thursday when I will feature a guest post written by Michelle. In the meantime, you can watch the book trailer or visit Michelle's website for a Q & A and fascinating background information for the novel. I'll post a review in a few weeks.

Congratulations, Michelle! I hope this book is only the first of many that will be set in la douce France.

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