Catherine de Medici Series by Jean Plaidy

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  • Madame Serpent (Catherine de Medici #1)

    Madame Serpent (Catherine de Medici #1)

    Jean Plaidy

    · 12 ratings · published 2012

    Sullen-eyed and broken-hearted, fourteen-year-old Catherine de' Medici arrives in Marseilles to marry Henry of Orleans, second son of the King of France. On the promise of a dowry fit for a king, Catherine has left her true love in Italy, forced into trading her future for a stake in the French crown. Amid the glittering fêtes and banquets of the most immoral court in sixteenth-century Europe, the reluctant bride becomes a passionate but unwanted wife... more

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  • The Italian Woman (Catherine de Medici #2)

    The Italian Woman (Catherine de Medici #2)

    Jean Plaidy

    · 10 ratings · published 2013

    When Catherine de' Medici was forced to marry Henry of Orleans, her's was not the only heart broken. Jeanne of Navarre once dreamed of marrying this same prince, but like Catherine, she must bend to the will of King Francis's political needs. And so both Catherine and Jeanne's lives are set on unwanted paths, destined to cross in affairs of state, love and faith, driving them to become deadly political rivals... more

  • Queen Jezebel (Catherine de Medici #3)

    Queen Jezebel (Catherine de Medici #3)

    Jean Plaidy

    · 10 ratings · published 2013

    The ageing Catherine de' Medici has arranged the marriage of her beautiful Catholic daughter Margot to the uncouth Huguenot King Henry of Navarre. Margot, still desperately in love with Henry de Guise, refuses to utter her vows. But even Catherine is unable to anticipate the carnage that this unholy union is to bring about.. more

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