Review & Giveaway: Milady by Laura L. Sullivan

Milady by Laura L. Sullivan

Publication Date: July 20, 2019
Paperback & eBook

Genre: Historical Fiction

From the glittering ballrooms of 17th Century England to the dangerous intrigues of the French court, Laura L. Sullivan brings an unlikely heroine to the page, turning on its head everything we’ve been told about The Three Musketeers and their ultimate rival.

I’ve gone by many names, though you most likely know me as Milady de Winter: Villainess. Seductress. A secondary player in someone else’s tale.

It’s finally time I tell my own story. The truth isn’t tidy or convenient, but it’s certainly more interesting.

Before you cast judgment, let me start at the beginning, and you shall learn how an innocent girl from the countryside became the most feared woman in all of Europe.

Because we all know history was written by men, and they so often get things wrong.



"In the tide of great affairs, it is not the many who make the crucial choices, but the individual. Mobs do not decide the fate of the world, or even armies. It is always one man - or woman - often unknown to history, working in secret, dedicated to a greater good, who shifts the tides."

How amazing is that sentence? I swear I could have highlighted about 3/4 of this book, it is filled with so many great lines!

I've got one word for this book and for Milady....badass!

I was immediately charmed by the writing style and de Winter's voice. The opening scene...whooo...what a doozy that was! Going into this novel I didn't know much at all about Milady de Winter, and the only thing I've watched about the Three Musketeers was from that movie The Man in the Iron Mask (don't judge, I was a 90s kid...haha), so I jumped at the chance to read this one.

If you want to know how a naive and innocent young woman becomes the most feared assassin in France who spies for the infamous Cardinal Richelieu, you have to pick this book up!

Scheming, spying, court machinations, betrayal, love, and adventure are all masterfully combined in this exciting read! I would seriously love to see this adapted as a movie. I think Milady is the heroine we all need right now :)

"My name - my title, rather, for no one knows who I truly am, and even in Paris I have many guises - is whispered in the dark and furtively as some speak of the devil, as if to breathe my name would conjure me up in the flesh. And oh, what flesh! My beauty is part of my legend. Deadly beauty."

I absolutely loved Milady and am anxiously awaiting the next release from Laura L. Sullivan!


Thanks to the fine folks over at Berkley I have one paperback copy of MILADY up for grabs! To enter, please leave a comment below and include an email address or alternate way to contact you if you win.

Giveaway is open to US residents only and ends on July 9th. Good luck!


  1. This sounds really good. I love the cover!
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  2. Thanks for this fascinating and intriguing historical which is unique and special. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  3. This looks like a great alternate view of the classic story. I'd love to have a copy of this book, thanks for the chance to win one. crs(at)codedivasites(dot)com

  4. This captivating historical interests me greatly as the story is extraordinary. Your review which was excellent made this book come alive. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  5. Loved your review! Now I really want to read this book. Thanks for the great giveaway. tmrtini (at) gmail (dot) com

  6. Oh I would really love to win this book. I love historical reeds and fiction historical books. Your review makes me want to read this even more.

  7. Sounds like a great book. Would love to win it.
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