Praise

“A thoroughly enjoyable novel, brimming with delightful details. Grey writes eloquently and with charming humor, bringing ‘Toinette’ vividly to life as she is schooled and groomed-molded, quite literally-for a future as Queen of France, an innocent pawn in a deadly political game.”
-Sandra Gulland, bestselling author of Mistress of the Sun and The Josephine Bonaparte Trilogy


“A lively and sensitive portrait of a young princess in a hostile court, and one of the most sympathetic portrayals of the doomed queen.”
-Lauren Willig, bestselling author of The Pink Carnation series

“Wonderfully delectable and lusciously rich, an elegant novel to truly savor. Juliet Grey’s Marie Antoinette is completely absorbing.”
-Diane Haeger, author of The Queen’s Rival

“[A] sympathetic take on the fascinating and doomed Marie Antoinette.”
-Publishers Weekly

“An extremely compelling read. The author blends very intricately detailed research with a narrative that is stunning in its poignancy.”
-The Elliott Review

“Full of sumptuous and well- researched details . . . Becoming Marie Antoinette by Juliet Grey, the first novel in a new trilogy, gives readers a more sympathetic look than usual at the ill- fated French queen.”
Philadelphia Examiner, five stars

“In her richly imagined novel, Juliet Grey meticulously recreates the sumptuous court of France’s most tragic queen. Beautifully written, with attention paid to even the smallest detail, Becoming Marie Antoinette will leave readers wanting more!”
-Michelle Moran, bestselling author of Madame Tussaud

“This is historical fiction at its finest.”
– A Library of My Own

“Fans of historical fiction will eat this one up. It’s engaging, smart, and authentic. Grey has done her homework.”
– January Magazine

“Grey possesses the rare ability to transform readers to a past only accessible by imagination. Becoming Marie Antoinette is sure to appeal to lovers of quality historical fiction.”
-The Well Read Wife

“[A] lively, well- written promenade through pre- Revolution France . . .
It’s history with a spoonful of sugar- and that’s never a bad thing.”
-The Decatur Daily

“C’est magnifique! A very entertaining read, one that I was hard pressed to put down and am waiting (ever so impatiently) for book two in the trilogy.”
– Passages to the Past

“Smart, yet extremely engaging . . . Becoming Marie Antoinette will please fans of historical fiction.”
– Confessions of a Book Addict 

“A great read that is sure to be requested by lovers of historical fiction, especially those who enjoyed Michelle Moran’s Madame Tussaud and other novels about the French Revolution.”
-Library Journal

“Everything is so vividly described that you feel as though you are right there experiencing it all. This novel is very well written and it captivates you from the very beginning.”
– Peeking Between the Pages

“It is a captivating and well thought out book, and one that raises this woman of history to the point of a living person, which the reader finds easy to identify with, and relate to.”
– The Book Worm’s Library