The Greatest Thing
The Last Favorite's Page: Book One
by Patti Flinn
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Pub Date 30 Nov 2023 | Archive Date 27 Mar 2024
Gilded Orange Books, Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Members' Titles
In France’s Ancient Regime, kings marry for power but take mistresses for love. So revered was the coveted role of mistress to the king, the woman chosen was referred to as the king’s Favorite. In 1771, King Louis XVth gifted his Favorite, the Madame Jeanne du Barry, with a black child to serve as her personal servant and page. Years later, that child, Louis-Benoit Zamor, would send the last official French Favorite to her death.
Inspired by the true life of Louis-Benoit Zamor.
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Words almost cannot express how GOOD this book is! The reader will see everything through the eyes of Louis-Benoit Zamor. This makes the narrative so poignant, so real, since most of the action is happening to and from him. This, at least, is what I felt.
The story is set in France pre-revolution years and the scenario that led up to it with the Jacobins and National Assembly. Zamor, a real-to-life person, pushes anti-slavery and equal rights. Even though there are other true-to-life characters, I believe this is a work of well-garnered historical fiction.
Readers who care about the slave trade, human trafficking and all contingent with the abolition of such wickedness will, in my opinion, want to read this book.
There is one caution to potential readers. There is much debauchery, orgies and the like described, so I just want to mention this on the aside, incase anyone may be adverse to reading about it.
This is Book 1 and when I came to the end I wanted to immediately delve into Book 2. I eagerly await it.
I've given this author a 5 Star rating.
~ Eunice C., Reviewer/Blogger~
Disclaimer: This is my honest opinion based on the complimentary review copy sent by NetGalley and the publisher.
Fantastic book about a page, who was a slave, a gift from Louis the Well Beloved, to his mistress Madame du Barry.
The characters are well drawn and the book is well written. I hope these author sets more books in eighteenth century France because I love them. Highly recommended.