[E-Book] ✓ Men on White Horses | BY ↠ Annette Motley #2020


  • Title: Men on White Horses
  • Author: Annette Motley
  • ISBN: 9780356158440
  • Page: 393
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Men on White Horses By Annette Motley Eighteenth century Russia, where the dazzling opulence of court life ignores a murky world of poverty and suffering a country where greed and corruption prevail Yet for Sophie, a lesser German princess poised on the brink of womanhood, this is the fairytale land of wealth and power which she alone is destined to rule.Her heart fired with ambition, Sophie is whisked awayEighteenth century Russia, where the dazzling opulence of court life ignores a murky world of poverty and suffering a country where greed and corruption prevail Yet for Sophie, a lesser German princess poised on the brink of womanhood, this is the fairytale land of wealth and power which she alone is destined to rule.Her heart fired with ambition, Sophie is whisked away from her ancestral home into marriage with Peter Ulrich, heir to the Imperial throne Spirited, intelligent, wise beyond her years, she soon earns a place in the Tsarina Elizabeth s affections and a new identity as the Grand Duchess, Catherine Alexeyevna.A book about the first years of Catherine the Great.
    Annette Motley
    Annette Motley lives in London She has a degree in English and Philosophy and was a teacher Her writing career began with short stories and serials for women s magazines, financially supported by teaching, waitressing, market research and two months in a cotton wool factory.

    Men on White Horses By Annette Motley

    Commentaires:

    Anna
    Born Sophie, a minor princess of Germany, she became Catherine the Great, Empress of RussiaThis is a romanticised take on her story from childhood to early days of sole rule, but for the most part it follows facts, with some great characterisations thrown in Her husband, Peter, is a fabulous read a cruel, childish, half mad, drunken buffoon, preferring to play with his toy soldiers rather than consummate his marriage and no, that s not a euphemism I also enjoyed Empress Elisabeth s portrayal, al [...]

    Misfit
    A somewhat romanticized take on the life of Catherine the Great, but still enjoyable Loved the way the author wrote Peter s character and he most definitely stole the show Full review here,misfitandmom.wordpress 201

    Rebecca Huston
    A very entertaining look at the life of Catherine the Great of Russia, from her childhood as a impoverished princess in Germany, to her coronation as Tsarina of Russia It is a fictional account, with a great deal of attention paid to her first three lovers Saltykov, Poniakowski, and Gregory Orlov but what saved it for me was the logical and likely relationship that she had with her husband, the very inept Peter III Too, the progression of Catherine s life from a naive, and very innocent, child [...]

    Michele
    Motley s historical fiction Men on White Horses centers around the rise to power of Russia s great empress, Catherine the Great From her childhood as an impoverished minor German princess to her marriage to the somewhat crazy heir to the Russian throne, Catherine had to navigate some pretty tricky political waters to save her own neck.Motley s work focuses less on period detail and on Catherine s love life, not a small feat Her marriage and love affairs were the stuff of legends She sticks to g [...]

    Tara Chevrestt
    I m not posting a review for this one gonna try to read again some other time By page 50, I had already last track of who is duke or duchess or princess of what and I don t much like the characters.

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