Catherine Delors

Mistress of the Revolution

In 1815 England, an exiled Frenchwoman, Gabrielle de Monserrat, begins a memoir of her days before and during the French Revolution. Gabrielle, the youngest daughter of a family of the impoverished nobility, recalls her journey through hardships and betrayals by three men in her life.

"Definitely a contender for one of the best reads of the year." -Associated Press

"Most impressive... outstanding novel of the French Revolution." -Historical Novels Review (Editors' Choice Title)

"Delors shines in her portrayal of the late 18th-century women's world." -Publishers Weekly

"An admirable job of depicting the tension, confusion and volatility of an era." -Booklist