Melody
This is a weekly event hosted by Marcia of The Printed Page every Wednesday.

Marcia says:

I love beautiful, and interesting, cover art so every Wednesday I post my 'Cover Attraction' for the week along with a synopsis of the book. Everyone is welcome to stop by and, if they'd like, post a link to their favorite weekly book cover.

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My find this week is The Lacemaker and the Princess by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. I love the warm colours, and I thought the premise sounds good too!


ISBN-13: 9781416919209
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Published: May 2007

Synopsis:

ELEVEN-YEAR-OLD ISABELLE IS A LACEMAKER IN THE TOWN OF VERSAILLES.

One day as she delivers lace to the palace, she is almost trampled by a crowd of courtiers — only to be rescued by Marie Antoinette. Before Isabelle can believe it, she has a new job — companion to the queen's daughter. Isabelle is given a fashionable name, fashionable dresses — a new identity. At home she plies her needle under her grandmother's disapproving eye. At the palace she is playmate to a princess.

Thrown into a world of luxury, Isabelle is living a fairy-tale life. But this facade begins to crumble when rumors of starvation in the countryside lead to whispers of revolution. How can Isabelle reconcile the ugly things she hears in the town with the kind family she knows in the palace? And which side is she truly on?

Inspired by an actual friendship between the French princess and a commoner who became her companion, Kimberly Brubaker Bradley offers a vivid portrait of life inside the palace of Versailles — and a touching tale of two friends divided by class and the hunger for equality and freedom that fueled the French Revolution.

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8 Responses
  1. violetcrush Says:

    wow. love the cover, love the synopsis.


  2. Veens Says:

    That's definitely a god one Melody! me likes :D


  3. Andreea Says:

    I've heard of this one, and the cover is beautiful!


  4. Nymeth Says:

    That's a beautiful cover for sure! And I like the synopsis too.


  5. Ladytink_534 Says:

    Oh my goodness! I just love this! Wonder what it would look like in black and white or complete sepia?


  6. Melody Says:

    Thanks, everyone! I'm glad you all love the cover! :)


  7. Alice Teh Says:

    I like the story and the cover!


  8. Julia Says:

    That is a beautiful cover art, all in gold and beige colors :)