MISTRESS OF THE SUN is set in mid-17th century France. A riveting love story with a captivating mystery at its heart, the novel is based on the life of an extraordinary horsewoman, Louise de la Vallière, who, against all odds, becomes one of the most mysterious consorts of France's King Louis XIV, the charismatic Sun King.
"The blockbuster"—Chatelaine Magazine
"Here's a warning: Mistress of the Sun is dangerously seductive. It's one of those books that will grab you and hold you captive till the last page is turned -- and even then, chances are you'll find yourself, eyes burning, online at midnight, ordering Sandra Gulland's other books. Yes, it's that good."—Montreal Gazette