Mistress of the Revolution is based upon the true events of the French Revolution and many of its characters
are inspired by real historical figures. Written in the language and the attitude of that day and place Mistress
of the Revolution is a truly gripping novel. It is filled with a complex plot, with rich and vivid descriptions
throughout. If you are a fan of historical fiction this one is a must read for you. If you are not a fan of
historical fiction this book may be the one that turns that around. An excellent read!
Gabrielle de Montserrat had been a boarder in the convent of the Benedictine nuns in Vic from the age of six to
the age of eleven. At eleven she is taken back to the chateau of Fontfreyde, her birthplace, to meet her mother
for the first time since her birth.
At fifteen, Gabrielle meets and falls in love with Pierre-André Coffinhal, a young physician. Gabrielle
is a noblewoman and Pierre-André a commoner. Once Gabrielle's brother learns of her engagement to
Pierre-André he marries her off to a distant cousin who is widowed and forty-five years of age. Baron de
Peyre is a cruel and abusive man. When the Baron dies unexpectedly he leaves Gabrielle and his daughter destitute.
Gabrielle travels to Paris to stay with a distant relative. It is here that Gabrielle comes into the court of
Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. She becomes the mistress of a nobleman. As the Revolution comes barreling in,
Gabrielle’s path and that of her one-time financé, Pierre-André, cross once again.